Tattoo regret is common; about a quarter of people with tattoos say they regret getting it. Unfortunately, tattoo removal can quickly become regrettable too when done improperly. The effect of poor tattoo removal can be not only unsightly, but painful and permanently scarring as well. If you are ready to rid yourself of that tattoo, but have been too nervous to follow-through with the removal process, fear no more. Slender Me Medical now has a state-of-the-art tattoo removal laser that makes tattoo removal faster and easier than ever before.
Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Traditionally, Q-Switched lasers, with nanosecond (one billionth of a second) pulse durations, have been used to remove unwanted tattoos. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Some machines find other colors difficult to remove, depending on pigment color. Luckily, clinical research has found that the Pico laser with picosecond (one trillionth of a second in length) pulse durations can get rid of unwanted tattoos faster than ever before.
The number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, and color(s) of your tattoo. The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal technique. This means that those machines are unlikely to be able to completely remove your tattoos, sometimes leaving an unsightly mess behind. The Discovery Pico laser is more effective on stubborn tattoos than traditional Q-Switched lasers, and can thus require fewer treatments to achieve a complete, finished result. The device features Quattropulse™ Technology, as well as four emission modes with application-specific and distinct pulse structures[i] so that it can effectively treat tattoo colors precisely and evenly.
Similarly, when removal is performed by someone less-than-qualified or when the area is not properly cleaned, there is a risk of infection which could also lead to permanent scarring. This is why it’s absolutely critical to have a trained professional, like the skilled specialists at Slender Me Medical, perform the tattoo removal. Our Discovery Pico, combined with the knowledge and experience of our skilled specialists, reduce the risk of permanent scarring. This is because the Discovery Pico is designed to reduce discomfort and lessen the recovery time often associated with laser tattoo removal. The skin heals quickly and evenly, thus reducing the amount of sessions needed to completely remove a tattoo, and subsequently reducing the risk of permanent scarring or discoloration.
The Pico system is FDA approved for skin treatment. If you would like more information about the Discovery Pico laser and what it can do for your skin, contact Slender Me Medical via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment online here for either our Irvine or Corona offices. Both locations have counselors who speak English and Spanish. Are you tired of that tattoo, but have been too nervous to follow through the removal process? Fear no more. Make an appointment with our skilled specialists at Slender Me Medical and let us help you get back your natural, beautiful skin.