The Best Way to Remove Unwanted Tattoos

The Best Way to Remove Unwanted Tattoos

If you have an old tattoo that you regret, or if you want to get rid of a tattoo for any other reason, you’re not alone. Many people choose to remove tattoos every year. There are a number of ways to do this, but the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment is the best way to remove unwanted tattoos. In this blog post, we will discuss how the PicoSure® treatment works and why it is the best option for removing tattoos. We will also explain what to expect during treatment and how many treatments are needed.

Ways to Remove Unwanted Tattoos

Although tattoos are meant to be permanent, there are ways to remove unwanted tattoos. However, it is important to keep in mind that some tattoos are easier to remove than others. For example, older or stick-and-poke tattoos are both easier to remove than newer tattoos. Additionally, certain ink colors are easier to remove, including: blacks, browns, dark blues, and greens. With that being said, there are a variety of ways to remove unwanted tattoos. Some of the most common methods include:

Laser Removal:

laser tattoo removal process

Laser removal is one of the most common methods for removing tattoos. This method uses a high-intensity laser beam to break down the tattoo ink into smaller particles. The small ink particles are then absorbed by the body.

Tattoo Removal Creams:

Tattoo removal creams work by breaking down the ink in the tattoo, making it easier for the body to absorb. However, it is important to note that tattoo removal creams are not as effective as other methods and can take up to several months to work. Their effectiveness has also been called into question.

Dermabrasion:

Dermabrasion is a method that uses a rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin. This method is often used to allow the ink to leach out. However, this method varies in its effectiveness and is not always effective for everyone.

Excision:

Excision is a surgical method that involves cutting out the tattooed area of skin and stitching the remaining skin back together. This method is guaranteed to completely remove a tattoo, however it is also the most invasive method. Since this method also causes scaring, it is generally only recommended for smaller tattoos.

The PicoSure® Tattoo Removal Treatment

The PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment is the best way to remove unwanted tattoos. This treatment is a type of laser removal treatment that uses a high-intensity laser beam to break down the tattoo ink into dust-like particles that are absorbed by the body. Other laser removal treatments break pigments into pebble-like granules which take longer to be absorbed by the body. This allows the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment to remove tattoos of all sizes, colors, and types. Even recalcitrant tattoos, that are still visible after 10 or more laser treatments, have been shown to respond to the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment.

Laser tattoo removal from shoulder

Additionally, the PicoSure® treatment is effective for all skin types and can be used on the face, chest, legs, and hands. The focused laser energy also ensures that the surrounding skin will remain unharmed. Because of this focused laser energy, this treatment is less painful than other tattoo removal methods and has a shorter recovery time. During the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment, many people report feeling a slight snapping sensation during treatment. However, this sensation is generally well-tolerated by most people. The entire treatment lasts about 10-15 minutes and there is no downtime following treatment.

The number of treatments needed will depend on the size, color, and type of tattoo being removed. Most people need at least three treatments spaced four weeks apart to completely remove their unwanted tattoo.

In Conclusion

In this blog post, we discussed some of the most common methods for removing unwanted tattoos. We also explained why the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment is the best way to remove an unwanted tattoo. If you are interested in the PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment, please schedule a consultation with us today. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you determine if this treatment is right for you.

Lee A. Kleiman

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology.