Your tattoo may have seemed like a good idea before, but now you’re having second thoughts. The problem is, the idea of having that tattoo burned off with a laser doesn’t appeal to you. You’re worried about pain, scarring, and inefficiency. Thankfully, Dr. Behr uses the PicoSure® and RevLite® Laser systems for tattoo removal. These lasers represent the latest technology, gently delivering ultra-short pulses of energy to tattoo ink without causing injury to the surrounding skin. Treatments with these devices are quick, efficient, cause minimal discomfort, and deliver results.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Is PicoSure® Tattoo Removal?
This advanced laser is one of a kind, requiring fewer treatments and less downtime than previous models. The PicoSure® uses PressureWave™ technology, which involves delivering extremely short bursts of specialized energy that directly targets ink particles. The pressure created by the rapid release of this energy breaks up the ink particles, allowing them to be flushed out of your body through your lymphatic system. This precise approach allows for complete and effective tattoo removal without any damage to the healthy skin surrounding it.
What Does PicoSure® Address?
If you have had a tattoo that traditional laser tattoo removal procedures just cannot get rid of, PicoSure® tattoo removal is just what you need. The PicoSure® tattoo removal system can get rid of the darkest black ink, multicolored tattoos, including those with blue and green ink, and unsuccessfully removed tattoos. Most of our patients report excellent results from their removal sessions, with better clearance than they expected or have seen in the past.
How Does This Tattoo Removal System Work?
Laser tattoo removal is performed as a series of treatments. During each appointment, you will wear a pair of protective eye shields. At your first appointment, we will treat a small area with the laser to see how your skin reacts and to determine the best device setting to achieve the desired outcome. Then, the laser handpiece is passed over the tattoo, emitting pulses of intense light for absorption beneath the skin.
Ink particles are foreign bodies beneath the epidermis. Naturally, the body tries to destroy most foreign objects by sending white blood cells to attack them. This doesn’t happen with tattoos because larger ink particles are deposited beneath the skin and they are too substantial for white blood cells to destroy them.
What Results Can I Expect From PicoSure®?
When short pulses of laser light penetrate the epidermis, the energy that comes into contact with ink particles breaks them down into smaller debris. White blood cells are then able to pick up the smaller bits of ink and carry them to the liver where they can be flushed away with other matter. Lasers shatter the particles into smaller pieces for more effective removal by the body. Immediately following the laser session, we apply ice to the tattoo. We then apply antibiotic cream and a bandage. It’s a good idea to continue icing the area for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off following the treatment for 3-6 hours. Avoid strenuous activity for 24-48 hours. You’ll need to keep the area covered with Aquaphor and a bandage for the first week. After that, you’ll keep the area clean and dry. In 1-2 weeks all crusting and scabbing should fully resolve.
Before and After Tattoo Removal Results
PicoSure® Tattoo Removal in Fresno, CA
Living tattoo-free is now a possibility thanks to the PicoSure® tattoo removal system. This amazing laser can deliver great results while minimizing discomfort and downtime. To schedule your appointment at our Fresno, California center, get in touch with us by filling out the form below or calling (559) 435-7546.