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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, Lackland Air Force Base
Residency: Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania
Treatments offered at Dermatology Associates of San Antonio
Most popular answers from Chad M. Hivnor, MD
Certainly when there is a white component to the tattoo then caution should be used. This is because when exposed to the laser, the white can turn... READ MORE
I have found that the picoway removes more of the pigmentation that anything I have seen before.With earlier lasers you were often left with a shadow... READ MORE
What can I do to remove old scar tissue from my lip? Is it safe to use Juvederm for augmentation? (Photo)
In person consultation is the key. The most important thing is the determination of how thick and deep the scars are as that will determine what the... READ MORE
The picoway is a picosecond pulse duration versus a nanosecond pulse duration.I have used them both and without a doubt I have had much more success... READ MORE
So I think what you need to do is first find an experienced physician in tattoo removal. Second: find someone with a laser with the wavelength at ... READ MORE
The short answer to your question is that a scar is an ever changing entity and that it takes multiple ways over multiple weeks to months to... READ MORE
I got a rose tattoo last June it started swelling a couple months later. Now it's scabbed and painful. (Photo)
Red tattoo ink is notorious for causing a granulomatous response. Due to the amount of response and an increase in infections seen with tattoos I... READ MORE
With the more widespread use of picosecond lasers the time to removal should be around 5-6 treatments especially because of the uniform black... READ MORE
The picoway is a picosecond pulse duration versus a nanosecond pulse duration. The faster pulse duration theoretically breaks up the ink into smaller... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Hivnor
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Videos by Chad M. Hivnor, MD
Chad M. Hivnor, MD has shared 6 videos.
Dr. Chad M. Hivnor explains methods to manage pain during tattoo removal and how a new laser might be less painful for you. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Chad M. Hivnor explains what you should know about your laser practitioner in order to select the best doctor for your tattoo removal. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Chad M. Hivnor shows us how laser tattoo removal works and explains the benefits of PicoWay. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Chad M. Hinvor discusses a variety of factors that contribute to the cost of removing a tattoo. WATCH VIDEO
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