What To Expect When You’re Planning to Remove Your Tattoo

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Tattoos are some of the most permanent body modifications you can get, but improvements in laser technology have made removal more effective and accessible than ever.

At Skin Deep Laser MD, serving Fort Worth, Weatherford, Benbrook, Burleson, Mansfield, Granbury, and Arlington, Texas, Dr. Laura Riehm uses laser tattoo removal to make the experience as effective and free from discomfort as possible.

The PicoSure process

There are many reasons why you might be looking into tattoo removal. Times change, feelings fade, and your ink can become a hindrance over time. Tattoos can prevent you from landing job opportunities, deter potential partners or friends, or remind you of things better left forgotten.

Even if you aren’t ashamed or regretful about your tattoo, it might not mesh with your current lifestyle or identity. Regardless of your reasons, the PicoSure laser will deliver the results you’re looking for.

This laser works by targeting ink pigments under your skin, shattering them into tiny fragments that your body can easily reabsorb and dispose of naturally.

While lasers have been used for tattoo removal, the results were often lacking. The PicoSure laser is one of the newest developments on the market and far surpasses what was previously available.

At Skin Deep Laser MD, our upgraded laser system includes the 532 picosecond wavelength, targeting red, yellow and black pigments more effectively than other lasers. This gives the PicoSure laser an edge in many ways, including:

  • No burning or scarring
  • Less discomfort during treatment
  • Fewer side effects
  • Broader range of color removal
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Complete removal in fewer sessions

What to expect

If you’ve previously sought out tattoo removal, you might feel apprehensive about trying again. Older, Q-switched lasers often failed to break down darker, more difficult pigments and would even leave behind faded ink or burn scars.

With the PicoSure laser, these problems are a thing of the past. During your consultation, the team at Skin Deep Laser MD will evaluate your tattoo to determine the proper approach. Depending on the age, size, location, and intensity of the ink, it can take time to eliminate it entirely.

Sessions are scheduled six weeks apart to prevent side effects and scarring, and you’ll need to shield the area from sunlight after each treatment. However, you’ll notice your tattoo fading away within the first few visits.

Ready to be rid of your tattoo? Schedule a free consultation to learn more about the PicoSure process, and get an estimate on what it would take to remove your ink. Just call 817-263-7546, or book an appointment online.

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