Summer is the time to shed the winter clothing and bare some skin in your favorite shorts and bathing suits. If you have body ink you would rather not flaunt in those summer fashions, now is the time to remove it. At Incredible Veins Skin & Body, we offer state-of-the-art tattoo removal that will effectively eliminate your ink and give you a smoother look for the season.
Picosure Tattoo Removal
At Incredible Veins Skin & Body, we offer tattoo removal using the Picosure pico-second laser. This device features a rapid pulse technology that effectively shatters the pigment in the body ink. The ink particles are then eliminated through natural body processes, leaving a clearer patch of skin in their wake. The Picosure laser is one of the most effective methods of tattoo removal on the market today, due to its ability to reduce the appearance of even the most challenging ink colors and treat tattoos that have not been successfully erased with other procedures.
About the Procedure
Tattoo removal using the Picosure laser is performed on an outpatient basis at Incredible Veins Skin & Body. Prior to the procedure, we apply a strong topical numbing solution to the area so the procedure is as painless as possible. We also use a special chilling device to keep the skin at a comfortable temperature, even when applying laser heat to the treatment area. Treatment time varies, based on the size of the tattoo and the color and type of ink used.
Immediately following your Picosure treatment, you will be able to return to your daily activities. Special ointment and a bandage must be used for the first day to protect the treatment area. While you may uncover your tattoo when you are indoors at that point, it is best to keep the area protected from sun exposure for a number of days after treatment to prevent potential complications.
Results will appear right away and continue to improve as the body absorbs and eliminates the shattered pigment. While you may see excellent results after just one treatment session, most patients require a series of sessions to completely eliminate their tattoo. Treatments are spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart to ensure the skin has time to fully heal in between.
If you are dreading summer because you are worried about baring your body ink, you are not alone. Around 20 percent of individuals with tattoos regret getting them and many are now turning to effective laser treatments to get rid of their ink for good. To learn more about tattoo removal, contact Incredible Veins Skin & Body at 818-446-2995.