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Tattoo Removal With the PicoSure® Laser

Posted March 30, 2018 in Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Before & After PhotoWhile the tattoo of your girlfriend’s face or the lyric of your favorite pop song might have sounded like the right decision at the time you got it, you may feel differently about it now. The tattoo industry has exploded over the past decades, capturing the interests of both men and women, young and old. And, while this industry has gained popularity, it’s no great surprise that another one has as well: tattoo removal.

There was a time when even the idea of tattoo removal was not for the faint of heart. It’s process used to be so painful that it would send many running the opposite way, expecting to spend years hiding under long-sleeved shirts. Fortunately, that day is long gone, and that tattoo you may not be so sure about anymore can easily be nothing more than a fond memory.

Lasers have become the gold standard for tattoo removal because they can lighten and completely get rid of even the most colorful and elaborate tattoos. Dr. Schlechter and his staff at The Spa at Spring Ridge are proud to offer the PicoSure® laser for permanent tattoo removal.

How Is Laser Tattoo Removal Performed?

Tattoo removal with the PicoSure® laser uses PressureWave™ technology. This technology uses ultra-short pulses of light to shatter the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are then eliminated from the body naturally. This laser disrupts the target cells without injuring the surrounding skin, thus creating little damage and little downtime.

Does It Work?

The PicoSure® laser is safe and effective in removing even the darkest of tattoos (including blue and green ink); however, the total elimination of the tattoo will not happen overnight, and patience is necessary. Many tattoos require anywhere from two to six treatment sessions or possibly more to completely erase the ink. The number of sessions needed will depend on the size and coloration of the tattoo as well as your skin tone and type.

Whether you wish to undergo tattoo removal because of employment opportunities, sub-par artistry, or a change in aesthetic preference, the PicoSure® laser at The Spa at Spring Ridge can help you achieve your goals.