In recent years, we have seen a surge in the popularity of various types of body art. Tattoos are no longer something you see on a seasoned sailor. Today, men and women of all ages are turning their skin into an artful canvas. The rise in sheer numbers of tattoos does not mean that every person who is "inked" wants to stay that way. Perhaps a job or change in taste has caused you to rethink your ink. If this is the case, you have the opportunity to change the past by choosing safe laser tattoo removal in the Huntington, NY office of Dr. Roger Koreen.
PicoSure laser tattoo removal
Historically, tattoos have been considered a permanent mark on the skin. In the past few decades, however, innovation in laser therapy has made it possible to minimize the appearance of an unwanted tattoo. More often than not, however, full removal was not achieved. This is because pigments that have settled beneath the skin each have a unique way of responding to light. The challenge of laser tattoo removal has been to identify and harness the power of the most appropriate wavelengths of light for optimal results.
The most difficult colors to break apart have been blue and green. The PicoSure Alexandrite laser has been praised for its power against these shades. The technology behind this laser device uses picosecond speed versus nanosecond pulses of light. Older technology affected pigment thermally, or with heat. The danger in this approach was that the skin could also be burned or damaged by this energy. Picosecond laser energy is so high-powered that ink beneath the skin shatters into microscopic particles very quickly, making them easy to eliminate through natural means.
One of the benefits of PicoSure laser tattoo removal is the speed at which ink disappears from the skin. While multiple treatments are still needed, most patients achieve their desired result in fewer visits with minimal side effects, if any. The number of treatments recommended will be based on the findings of our assessment during your initial consultation. Some of the factors that affect outcome include the size of the tattoo, pigments contained in the tattoo, and the length of time pigment has been present.
Do you want to change a part of your past that no longer suits you? PicoSure may be your ideal solution. Call (631) 417-3300 for more information on safe laser tattoo removal.
Last Updated - July 2015
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