Powerful, Advanced PicoSure™
PicoSure™ uses acoustic mechanical fracturing lasers with wavelengths that specifically target and fracture ink particles rather than the skin, resulting in less damage. PicoSure™ lasers use less heat, which causes less trauma to the skin tissues. As with any tattoo removal procedure, some scarring is possible, and some traces of the tattoo may still be visible. However, patients typically see very satisfactory results. Most patients will require at least six treatment sessions, and the total number of treatment sessions depends on the size of the tattoo and the ink colors.
Tattoo removal technology has come a long way in recent years, allowing Dr. Galitzin to more easily remove his patients’ unwanted tattoos with much less discomfort and minimal damage to the skin.
Tattoo Removal Candidates
Any patient who wishes to remove an unwanted tattoo may be a candidate for PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal. Common reasons for tattoo removal include employment, weddings, misspellings or mistakes, military, and changes in personal taste. Laser tattoo removal may also be appropriate for patients who did not experience success with other tattoo removal methods. However, if another method resulted in extensive scarring or damage, PicoSure™ may not be suitable for those patients. Laser tattoo removal may also not be suitable for patients with certain skin conditions. Be sure to discuss these issues with Dr. Galitzin so that he can recommend the appropriate treatment.
Tattoo Removal Process
During an initial consultation, Dr. Galitzin will examine your skin and tattoo. He will carefully evaluate the condition and color of your skin, as well as the depth of the ink pigmentation. This will determine the number of treatments you will require, and he can give you an estimation of your treatment length at this time.
You will be given protective eyewear to use during each treatment session. Then Dr. Galitzin will guide the PicoSure™ laser over the unwanted tattoo. The laser will emit ultra-short pulses that will target and shatter the ink particles. Most patients report the process feels similar to burns from grease splatter or a snapped rubber band. Following treatment, an ice pack will be applied and the tattoo will be covered with a bandage. You should avoid any direct sun exposure between treatment sessions and wear sunscreen to further protect your skin.
Benefits of PicoSure™ Tattoo Removal
PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal is much less painful than most other tattoo removal methods, even other laser options. With PicoSure™, you will feel less discomfort during treatment and see much less damage to your skin following treatment. PicoSure™ can remove even stubborn ink colors, and it has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you have a tattoo you want removed but are concerned about the potential pain, skin damage, and results, PicoSure™ may be a great solution. It is far less painful than other methods, results in minimal scarring and damage, and produced outstanding results for many happy patients. Call us at (770) 487-2645 to learn more about laser tattoo removal with PicoSure™. Please feel free to email us a picture of your tattoo at email@example.com to get an estimate of the cost and approximate number treatments needed!