Laser Tattoo Removal Horror Stories

While everyone’s interest may be sparked among hearing a horror story, it’s not fun when you’re the one who lived through it. When you specialize in tattoo removal, you definitely hear some laser tattoo removal stories that make you inevitably cringe, and then once you see the tattoo they tried to remove, you cringe even more. Aside from needed to go to a trained professional, you also need to make sure they’re using up to date technology. This is where so many get the short end of the stick with this procedure.

One of the worst instances we’ve heard of was documented on TLC’s show, “Extreme Beauty Disasters,” where one woman not only walked away with horrible scarring, but she was left with the tattoo she wanted to remove! Within the segment she states,

“I felt it was tacky, so I started to get it lasered, but after a few sessions, it got really, really bad. It got infected, to the point that skin was dropping off. I really should have gone to the general practitioner, but I trusted this woman. It became a horrible combination of scar, burn, tattoo, everything in one.”

How to Avoid Poor Laser Tattoo Removal

While it would be inevitably easier if you never got the tattoo in the first place, there are safer practices out there that use up to date laser technologies. One of the most common on the market is the Picosure treatment. Picosure tattoo removal gets the job done in less than half the treatments other laser tattoo removal techniques would, and it’s virtually painless minus a bit of discomfort.

What is Picosure?

Before the FDA approval of Picosure treatments, plastic surgeons and tattoo removal specialists would use Q-Switched lasers, and while they were once the gold standard, they aren’t anymore. Picosure uses ultra-short pulses that hit ink particles with such great pressure that the ink basically shatters. By essentially blowing up the ink particles, they’re absorbed and eliminated faster than with a Q-Switch.

With Picosure, you’re submitting to roughly five treatments whereas a Q-Switch laser treatment can take anywhere between 12 to 25 sessions. So why does the Q-Switched laser seem less effective? Because it is, at least since the launch of Picosure.

Looking for Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you’re looking for a reliable physician to remove your tattoo who has vast experience in using Picosure treatments, contact Dr. Blanchar. Although we’re located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in a little vacation time while being productive in getting your unwanted tattoo removed. If you want to schedule a consultation, you can contact the office, or for other inquiries, visit our contact page and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Dr. Blanchar

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