Do you have an old tattoo that you’re ready to move beyond? If so, the team at Rejuvenation Medi-Spa in Prince Frederick and La Plata, Maryland, offers PicoSureⓇ laser tattoo removal, a treatment that removes your tattoos and gives you a clean slate. If you’re curious about what the PicoSure system can do for you, book your visit today.
To understand how tattoos are removed, it helps to think about how they’re created. Modern tattoos are done by using a motorized tool to drive one or more needles into your skin thousands of times in very short succession.
That needle is coated in ink, which is driven deep into your skin as the needle enters and exits. Your body responds by trying to engulf the ink particles and remove them from your body through your lymphatic system.
Some of the ink particles are removed, processed by your liver, and excreted from your body. Many of the particles, however, are too large for your body to process and remain trapped in your dermal layer, creating a tattoo.
In order to remove those trapped ink particles, they must first be broken down into more manageable pieces. That’s where the PicoSureⓇ system comes in.
PicoSure uses a patented technology called PressureWave™ to direct concentrated beams of light into your skin in pulses 100 times faster than a nanosecond. That creates a photomechanical effect, blasting targeted ink particles into tiny pieces.
This time, your body’s healing response effectively scoops up the foreign ink particles and moves them through your lymphatic system.
There is a degree of discomfort involved in laser tattoo removal. However, the pain level is almost universally reported as less than that of originally getting the tattoo.
If you have sensitive skin or low pain tolerance, the area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream prior to your sessions.
During your initial consultation, your practitioner evaluates your tattoo and estimates how many sessions you’ll need to remove as many ink particles as possible. Certain ink colors require more treatments.
You may also need additional sessions to remove large, layered, or deeply inked tattoos. Sessions generally take 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Most tattoos are completely removed in 2-6 sessions.
If you have a tattoo that was poorly done or simply no longer suits your aesthetic preferences, book a consultation at Rejuvenation Medi-Spa to learn more.