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?
We recommend that you limit your sun exposure for a month prior to your tattoo removal session. Limiting sun exposure allows the laser to better differentiate between your skin tone and the tattoo inks. Avoid shaving, waxing, or exfoliating for a week as well. Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatories, or herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding. The length of your session will depend on the size of the tattoo. Prior to starting, a numbing topical gel will be spread on your skin and allowed to rest for 30-45 minutes. Ice will be applied immediately after your session. We will also 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.
What Results Can I Expect From PicoSure®?
You should see some results immediately from this procedure, however, as with other laser skin treatments, multiple sessions are typically required for you to enjoy the best results. We generally schedule 3-5 treatments, with each treatment being 6-8 weeks apart. The number of total treatments you will need will depend on your tattoo, but you will almost certainly need fewer treatments than you would with an ordinary tattoo removal laser.
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.