Laser Technology for Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal has become a common cosmetic procedure. Lasers are applied to the area to breakdown ink particles.

In the past, these laser treatments have been very time consuming, as multiple visits are required to wear down the ink under the skin’s surface.  In recent years, advancements have been made in the tattoo removal process. With an improvement in laser technology, there comes an improvement in the cosmetic procedures those lasers are applied to. While more than one visit is still required, it is nowhere near as much as it has been in previous years. Greater results in less time are now achievable.

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PicoSure is the latest breakthrough in laser technology that provides the safe and effective removal of tattoos. PicoSure successfully removes difficult ink colors as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments are required, less recovery time is needed, and greater results are now possible with this technology.

The traditional lasers used for tattoo removal treatments, deliver in bursts of a nanosecond (billionths of a second). The PicoSure laser delivers bursts of energy in trillionths of a second (picosecond).  This is a larger amount of energy being applied at a pulse of a greater rate, which allows the tattoo ink to experience an intense photomechanical impact. Different wavelengths are used for different colors. The shattering of ink particles is far more dramatic with this technology. They are broken down to a size that can easily be removed from the body naturally, reducing the number of treatments necessary.  The cleansing process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks, however results can begin to be seen in a few days. With the former laser technology used only caused tattoos to fade after various treatments, now just after a few the tattoo will be completely cleared.

The exact number of treatments needed is dependant on several factors; the colors used, type of inky and the size of the tattoo. All types of black ink, stubborn greens and blues and even previously treated tattoos can all be completely removed from your body. Each session usually takes as little as 10 to 30 minutes.  A visible change will occur after every treatment received as the fragments are removed from your body. Bruising, swelling and redness may occur after each treatment. Sessions are appropriately spaced out to give your body time to remove the ink.

The use of lasers for tattoo removal is safe, non-evasive and a highly effective method of treatment. In fact, PicoSure is the only laser with FDA approval. Only with PicoSure are these rather impressive results possible, it is the fastest laser in the world.

Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Adelglass is the founder of Skintastic Medical & Surgical Rejuvenation Centers. He is a member of both, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He and his highly qualified staff have performed various cosmetic procedures for the Dallas-Fort Worth and Plano Texas area. Your tattoo can be removed, no matter how many colors it has, PicoSure can disperse it. Contact  Dr. Adelglass to discuss your treatment options and schedule your first session.