Tattoo regret is a common condition for about a third of the people who have tattoos. According to research, men are more likely to regret their tattoos than women are. If you are one of those people who would like to get rid of their body art, laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective way. Among lasers for tattoo removal, the PicoSure® laser has been shown to be the fastest with its picosecond pulse duration.
How Does PicoSure® Work?
PicoSure® is approved by the FDA to remove tattoos. The light pulses break up the ink particles so that they can be absorbed by the surrounding tissue and eliminated from the body through the immune system. PicoSure® uses shorter wavelengths called Pressure Wave that have a shallower penetration into the skin than other lasers.
Fewer Treatments Needed
A PicoSure® treatment may be about 75 percent more effective in removing tattoo ink than other lasers. Our trained technicians can adjust the pressure to change the output energy allowing for smaller pulses and 70 percent more pressure. With smaller pulses, the rate at which ink can be shattered in the deeper layers of skin is increased. This means it may take fewer treatments to eliminate the tattoo.
The number of treatments you need to be completely satisfied will depend on the size of your tattoo, the colors of ink, and how deep it goes into your dermis. If you just want to fade your tattoo in order to put a different one in the same place, it will take a fewer number of treatments. You may need to wait four to six weeks between treatments to allow the skin to heal. After a few months, you may no longer have a tattoo.
All Ink Colors Removed
Yellow, red, and orange have traditionally been the most difficult colors to remove, but PicoSure® has upgraded to combine the 523nm system and the 755nm laser to remove colors throughout the spectrum for all skin types.
After the treatment, you will receive instructions for care such as using moisturizer daily, avoid shaving the treated area and wearing sunscreen if you expose the site to direct sunlight. Our team has years of experience removing tattoos with lasers, and PicoSure® is the fastest and most effective type. We will help you understand the process so you can have realistic expectations. When you visit our specialist you will learn more about PicoSure® tattoo removal and how it may help remove your tattoos. Contact Skin Deep Laser MD in Fort Worth to schedule your consultation today!