Whether you made the choice to get a tattoo a year ago, or decades ago, the bottom line is that you may wish to have it removed. There are many reasons patients opt for tattoo removal. Sometimes it’s a lifestyle change, a new job, or you simply don’t like its appearance any longer. Regardless of your reason, the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington has the technology to help you eliminate the ink with laser tattoo removal.
Is PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal safe?
Yes! PicoSure is the fastest, most-effective laser tattoo removal method on the market. The powerful laser can remove all ink colors and can remove tattoos in less time and with less skin damage than other methods. It works using its patented picosecond technology, safely delivering ultra-short bursts of laser energy into the tattoo pigment.
How it works:
The PicoSure laser is aimed at the tattoo to target the ink and break the pigment down into tiny particles that are then eliminated naturally by the body. The result is a lightening of the tattoo ink. PicoSure is especially effective at targeting difficult ink colors such as blue and green. It can even be used on tattoos that have been previously treated with other removal methods.
The number of treatments required varies by individual, depending on the size and age of the tattoo as well as the ink type. Most patients require three to five PicoSure sessions scheduled four to six weeks apart for the best results. During the consultation process we evaluate the tattoo to give you an idea of your unique treatment plan.
After each treatment, patients should be careful to limit physical activity for the first 48 hours. Sun exposure should be avoided until the area is completely healed.
We know that you’ve always been told tattoos are permanent, but the truth is, they don’t have to be anymore. If you have been thinking about tattoo removal and you are in the Huntington area, we can help. Contact the team at the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center today by calling (631) 417-3300 to learn more about PicoSure tattoo removal.