What is PicoLazer Tattoo Removal?
The PicoLazer is used to safely and effectively remove tattoos without leaving scar tissue. It's a revolutionary new treatment that does not solely rely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted body art or pigments that cause dark spots in your skin. It is different and more advanced than the traditional Q-switch laser. The ability to use pico and nanotechnology to break up the pigment into smaller particles then go back and micronize the pigment helps resolve tattoos in a fewer number of treatments without burning the skin and leaving behind unwanted scars. At Renew Laser & Skin, our skilled team provides this innovative tattoo removal process for Sugar Land, TX patients. Learn more by contacting our state-of-the-art facility.
How Does PicoLaser Remove Tattoos?
As soon as our team determines that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepped with a careful cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. The PicoLazer works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy – without heat – to targeted problem areas. The laser's impact on the skin is intense, shattering the problem skin pigment or particles. Although its pulses of energy are highly concentrated, the laser's effect is gentle to the outer layer of the skin. The treatment time can vary and depends on the size of the treatment area. Sometimes, the tattoo may require a number of treatments before noticeable results are seen. These factors will all be discussed with you during your consultation at Renew Laser & Skin.
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"I have been a customer of Renew Laser and Skin for seven years now. Before I found them I had tried several places for my cosmetic needs. Prices are fair and what I appreciated most was the honest opinion of Dr. Desai on whether a certain procedure was best suited for me or not. The atmosphere is friendly and super comfortable. Renew is Awesome! Don't take my word for it go check it out for yourself."- S.F. / Google / May 25, 2021
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How many Tattoo Removal sessions will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the age, location, size, and color, as well as its proximity to the heart. The laser’s ability to use long pulse and short pulse allows us to break up the treatment into much finer particles, helping your body break it down easier.
Although far fewer treatment sessions are needed for the PicoLazer to remove your tattoo, it still requires more than a single session. These PicoLazer tattoo removal sessions must be spaced between 8-12 weeks apart so that your skin can calm and your lymphatic system can carry away the broken-up ink particles created by the laser energy.
Tattoo Removal FAQ
Is PicoLazer tattoo removal painful?
There is some pain associated with PicoLazer tattoo removal. Pain is managed with numbing cream and blowing chilled air (Zimmer Chiller).
What is my aftercare following tattoo removal?
We will dress the tattoo for you after your treatment. We advise that you keep the area clean and dry using only Aquaphor® unless directed otherwise. The same care you did after getting your tattoo is what you will do after each removal session.
How many tattoo removal treatment sessions are required?
The number of sessions needed is specific to each person and each tattoo. A variety of factors are taken into consideration, including the age of the tattoo, the color of the ink, the density of the ink, the location of the tattoo, your body’s immune system, and many other factors. Most tattoos need between 5 to 10 treatments for complete removal.
Will the tattoo completely disappear after tattoo removal?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others.
What are the side effects of tattoo removal?
The most common side effects patients experience are redness, scabbing, blistering, and temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. Do not be alarmed if you experience any of these side effects. They are healthy signs and natural indications that your body is healing.
Is there any downtime after the tattoo removal procedure?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment but are advised to avoid swimming for 3-5 days post-treatment. Good sun protection is a must, and we advise physical sunblock over chemical sunscreens.
Erase The Past
Tattoos can be stunning and exciting as a reflection of our self-image and identity. But when we have a tattoo we don't like any longer, the thought of it being a permanent fixture on the body can be daunting. At Renew Laser & Skin, we care about your feelings and want to provide a solution. We utilize a successful, innovative tattoo removal system that provides exciting results to men and women from all around. If you have a tattoo you want to be removed, or if you want to know more about the removal process, we invite you to reach out to our staff at your earliest convenience. We cannot wait to speak with you.