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Why PicoSure Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Tattoos

Back when you decided to get that word, phrase, design, or image permanently inked on your skin, there was something you just didn’t anticipate. Maybe you didn’t think you’d ever feel differently about the person whose name you had tattooed over your heart, or maybe that highly detailed scene you chose for your bicep didn’t turn out — or age —quite like you’d imagined.

Or perhaps, like many people, you still love your highly visible tattoo, but it’s all that stands between you, a conservative hiring manager, and your dream job.

No matter what your reason for deciding to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, we’ve got you covered. Here at General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we offer PicoSure® laser tattoo removal, the safest, quickest, and most effective tattoo removal treatment available today.

Here’s what makes the PicoSure laser second to none when it comes to helping you erase the body ink you no longer want.

No need to worry about skin damage

The old-school lasers used in traditional laser tattoo removal rely on powerful pulses of light energy to heat the ink pigments in your skin cells until they shatter into tinier pigments that are eventually absorbed by your immune system.

Though this early technology can certainly help you lighten or even get rid of unwanted ink, it comes with a substantial risk of skin damage. That’s because, even though heat-based lasers use specific wavelengths of energy to target different colors of ink, the technology’s thermal effects can’t differentiate between skin cells that contain tattoo ink and the surrounding skin cells that don’t.

This indiscriminate and intense heating of all nearby skin cells leaves you prone to swelling, blistering, and bleeding, as well as long-term skin damage. Old laser tattoo removal technology has been known to cause both hypopigmentation, or excessive skin lightening at the treatment site, and hyperpigmentation, or noticeable skin darkening.   

With its patented PressureWave™ technology, the PicoSure laser takes any risk of skin damage out of the equation. Unlike conventional lasers, PicoSure relies on ultra-short bursts of pressure, not heat, to blast tattoo ink into small, absorbable particles. The result? You’ll spare your skin and experience better clearance.

No tattoo is too difficult to remove

Although most of today’s laser tattoo removal devices are fairly effective at getting rid of tattoos done with blue ink, multi-colored tattoos or those completed with stubborn black ink are a completely different story.

By using ultra-precise wavelengths of energy that are more targeted than ever before, the PicoSure laser is able to effectively target blues, greens, and even hard-to-remove black ink. It also has an optional wavelength setting that makes it possible to target and remove red, orange, and yellow ink, or the so-called “sunset colors” that are typically difficult to correct.

Besides being highly effective on virtually any type of ink, the PicoSure laser also boasts variable spot settings to help ensure a fully tailored treatment process that directs the pigment-blasting energy exactly where it needs to go—and nowhere else. Other customizable settings even make it possible for the device to remove black ink from darker skin types.

Faster results in fewer sessions

Besides protecting your skin from the potential risk of damage, PicoSure’s incomparable PressureWave technology also helps speed up the tattoo removal process.

It does this by creating an intense photothermal impact in trillionths of a second, targeting ink particles with potent and precise bursts of pressure that lead to better clearance in fewer treatments.

What does this mean for you? With a traditional laser tattoo removal device, you’d typically need four to six sessions before you’d see significant clearing. With PicoSure, on the other hand, most people experience significant lightening or total clearing after just two to three sessions.

To find out more about what makes PicoSure laser tattoo removal head and shoulders above the rest, call our Fort Lauderdale, Florida office today or use our convenient online booking tool to schedule a consultation with Dr. Blanchar any time.

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