The PicoWay® Laser by Syneron Candela® removes your tattoo by breaking apart the ink pigments in your skin. The number of treatments you will need to remove your tattoo will depend on your age and the size and colors of your tattoo. Black is the easiest color to treat because it absorbs all laser wavelengths, but Dr. Guram can remove the entire color spectrum. Additional treatments may also be needed if the tattoo pigment is especially deep.
Almost 30% of people in the United States have at least one tattoo. Of those, about 25% say they regret getting it. If you’re one of them, contact the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center to see if tattoo removal is a viable solution for you.
Dr. Guram provides you with eye shields to wear for the duration of the treatment, then he tests how your skin reacts to the laser. This helps him find the most efficient energy level for removal.
He then uses the PicoWay laser, which the tattoo pigmentation absorbs, on the top layer of your skin. This advanced laser uses ultra-short picosecond (trillionth of a second) pulses to break down pigment into the smallest possible particles. It’s effective in removing:
It takes several treatments to completely remove a tattoo, but you will notice it getting slightly lighter after each one.
Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. Dr. Guram may decide to apply topical anesthesia beforehand to help ease the pain. After treatment, he applies antibacterial cream and a bandage to protect the skin, and you receive an ice pack to soothe the area.
While laser treatment is often the safest of the tattoo removal methods, you may experience some side effects. Risks include infection of the tattoo removal site, with a possibility of permanent scarring. Some patients experience skin color variation at the site of the tattoo removal, although this is rare.
If you’re sick and tired of seeing that tattoo in the mirror, it’s time to take action. Contact the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center today.
*Individual results may vary
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