Laser tattoo removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos.
PicoSure® is the most advanced laser treatment for the safe and effective removal of unwanted tattoos. It works by delivering short bursts of focused laser energy to the pigmented area, without damaging the surrounding skin.
Every tattoo has a story, but not every story remains relevant throughout one’s life. At Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, serving both Annapolis and Severna Park, we understand the reasons for wanting a change. Our advanced Laser Tattoo Removal procedure is designed to help rewrite your skin’s narrative, offering a fresh canvas.
Tattoos are composed of large particles of ink suspended in the skin. Laser tattoo removal targets these ink particles and uses highly concentrated light waves to heat these particles, fragmenting them into smaller particles. The 755 nm wavelengths used by PicoSure® are able to target black, blue, and green tattoo inks, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The body’s immune system can then remove these smaller particles from the skin.
Did You Know?
Other tattoo removal techniques break large pigments into pebble-like granules. PicoSure®, on the other hand, shatters the ink into dust-like particles that can be eliminated by the body easier and quicker.
Remove Unwanted Tattoos
- Recalcitrant tattoos
Reasons for Tattoo Regret
- Changed relationships or life situations
- Professional concerns in certain industries
- Altered personal preferences and styles
- Tattoo aging and color fading
- Mistakes or dissatisfaction with the tattoo design
Why Consider Laser Tattoo Removal?
- Evolving Personal Identities: Our preferences and life circumstances change as we grow. What felt right a decade ago might not resonate now. Laser tattoo removal offers a solution to align our external appearances with our evolved selves.
- Advanced Technology: Modern laser technology has significantly improved over the years. This means safer procedures, fewer sessions, and better results for those looking to erase past ink.
- Boosting Self-Confidence: Regrettable tattoos can be a constant reminder of past decisions. Removing or lightening them can provide a fresh start, enhancing self-esteem and confidence in personal and professional settings.
The Treatment Process
- No downtime
- You will be able to return home within the same day
- Can wear makeup/sunscreen immediately
- May experience minor redness and swelling for about 3 hours
- May notice results after the first treatment
PicoSure® is the safest and most effective laser treatment for removing unwanted tattoos. By using specific wavelengths, PicoSure® destroys colored pigments without damaging the surrounding skin. It can even be used on tattoos that were previously treated unsuccessfully.
Prevention Tips for Future Tattoos
While our focus is on removal, if you ever consider another tattoo, making informed decisions is essential. Research your artist, take time to decide on your design, and consider the tattoo’s placement. Always remember, while removal is possible, prevention is easier. Think long-term and consider potential life changes.
Outlook After Treatment
Laser tattoo removal ushers in a rejuvenated appearance, with the majority of our patients witnessing a profound lightening or even total eradication of their tattooed memories. The extent of results can fluctuate due to variables such as the ink’s depth and color palette, yet the strides made in modern technology pledge minimal scarring and a methodical dissolution of the ink.
Additionally, while the transformative journey is mostly smooth, one can anticipate some ephemeral side effects post-procedure. Manifestations like a mild redness or a hint of swelling might emerge. However, these are fleeting reactions and typically fade away without intervention, allowing you to enjoy your refreshed canvas with confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many sessions are typically required for complete tattoo removal?
A: The number of sessions depends on various factors like the tattoo’s size, color, location, and age. While some may see significant lightening after just a few sessions, others might require multiple treatments. Our doctor will provide a personalized estimate during the consultation.
Q: Is the laser tattoo removal process painful?
A: Patients often describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snap against the skin. We prioritize patient comfort and can provide topical anesthetics to minimize any discomfort.
Q: Will there be any scarring after the treatment?
A: Advanced laser tattoo removal techniques minimize the risk of scarring. However, following post-treatment care guidelines is crucial to ensure optimal healing and prevent any complications.
Taking the Next Step
Your skin narrates the myriad tales of your life’s journey. At Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re steadfast in our belief that you should possess the tools to refine and edit that narrative as you evolve. Tattoos that once held significance might no longer resonate with the person you’ve become.
Our team stands ready to guide you through the transformative process of reclaiming your skin’s story. A brighter, uninked chapter awaits. Dial (410) 573-9191 and embark on this revitalizing journey with us. Your skin’s renaissance is but a call away.