Although more than 40 million Americans have a tattoo, studies have found that roughly one out of every five regrets the decision. At Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, we proudly utilize the state-of-the-art Picosure™ laser to make tattoo removal fast, effective, and comfortable. When compared to traditional methods, Picosure™ laser tattoo removal at our Orange County, CA, practice can achieve outstanding results after half as many treatments. To learn more about this advanced approach to tattoo removal, get in touch with a member of our team today.
Best Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
Many patients will receive tattoos during their youth only to find that they have a negative impact on their professional lives as adults. If you have missed out on a potential job because of a visible tattoo you got years ago, or if you simply regret getting one, you may be an excellent candidate for laser tattoo removal. When you visit our practice for a consultation, we will examine your tattoo and discuss your goals to determine if laser tattoo removal is right for you.
Undergoing Treatment with the Picosure™ Laser
Before beginning a laser tattoo removal session, a member of our team will first thoroughly clean and disinfect the treatment area. Next, we will carefully position the Picosure™ laser over the tattoo. The device will emit short, high-pressure bursts of light to instantly break up ink into tiny particles. These particles will be absorbed into the skin and naturally become eliminated from the body. Most patients undergo four sessions for complete tattoo removal. However, since tattoos with deeper colors often contain a higher amount of ink, you may need to undergo additional treatments, depending on the size of your tattoo and the volume of ink.
Benefits of the Picosure™ System
Before laser technology, tattoo removal was performed with painful methods, such as acid treatments, surgical excision, or dermabrasion. These treatments were not just painful, but they could also be dangerous to the patient. However, the introduction of Q-switched lasers have made these antiquated approaches a thing of the past. These innovative lasers break up ink particles by heating them with thermal energy. Q-switched lasers were widely considered to be the best form of tattoo removal until the development of the Picosure™ laser, which offers a range of unique benefits.
With other methods, patients must undergo a minimum of 10 treatment sessions. The Picosure™ laser allows our team to completely remove a tattoo after only four to six sessions.
Most notably, Picosure™ laser tattoo removal requires fewer treatments than any other form of treatment. With other methods, patients must undergo a minimum of 10 treatment sessions. The Picosure™ laser allows our team to completely remove a tattoo after only four to six sessions. Furthermore, each appointment is faster, lasting less than half the duration of other treatments. Patients also experience significantly less redness of the skin (called erythema) and minimal discomfort.
Call for Your Consultation
Do not let an unwanted tattoo ruin your chances of getting your dream job or interfere with the mature image that you want to convey at this point in your life. Contact Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation.