Picosure™: A New Option for Tattoo Removal

By Dr. William Cohen on May 31, 2016

Laser tattoo removalTattoos can be a great form of self-expression, and there are plenty of people who have beautiful and heartfelt tattoos that they show off with pride. Yet that's not always the case with tattoos. It's estimated that around one-fifth of people who get a tattoo suffer from some amount of regret later on.

Dr. William Cohen understands why these feelings may come about—the tattoo artist may have done poor work, or you may not be together with the significant other named on a tattoo, or perhaps the tattoo was a youthful indiscretion that affects job prospects. Whatever the case may be, people in Orange County can visit his practice for safe and effective laser tattoo removal, specifically the Picosure™ system.

About Picosure™

Picosure™ is a state-of-the-art approach to tattoo removal, and one of the most advanced forms of the process currently available. Picosure™ is safe and works quickly, helping clear away tattoos and leaving the underlying skin looking just fine in the process.

How Picosure™ Works

Picosure™ works in a similar fashion as other laser tattoo systems. Safe pulses of laser light are directed at the tattoo in question. The laser energy helps break up the ink inside of the skin, turning the ink into particles of color safely absorbed into the body.

Picosure™ uses a much shorter laser light pulse than other systems, which leads to much better results and often in fewer sessions. In many cases, optimal results with Picosure™ are reached in one-half to one-third the amount of sessions using other laser tattoo removal technologies.

Ideal Candidates for Picosure™ Tattoo Removal

The ideal candidates for Picosure™ laser tattoo removal are people who have tattoos that they would like to have removed. These tattoos can be located in different parts of the body, including, the arms, legs, face, neck, back, torso, and bikini area. It's important that all patients understand potential risks and benefits of the Picosure™ procedure so they have realistic expectations about the results.

People of darker complexion may experience lightening of the skin in the treatment area, though this can be discussed in greater detail during the consultation process.

What Colors Respond Best to Picosure™?

Certain ink pigments are easier to treat than others using Picosure™. Black ink is very easy to remove using Picosure™, for instance, as are blue, green, and purple inks. Picosure™ has some difficulty addressing reds, pinks, oranges, and yellows, though other laser systems may be used to address those pigments if needed.

What to Expect During the Picosure™ Procedure

During Picosure™ treatment, patients can usually expect just a little bit of discomfort as the laser breaks up the ink. This pain is generally manageable, however. A few sessions are required to fully remove a tattoo. The exact number of sessions can be estimated during the consultation process as the size, nature, and pigment(s) of the tattoo will need to be taken into account.

Contact the Team at SKIN CENTERx

For more information about laser tattoo removal and other options for improving the appearance of your skin, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Cohen today. The team at SKIN CENTERx will work with you to help you look your absolute best.

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