Laser Tattoo Removal
Considering laser tattoo removal? PicoSure® laser tattoo removal is a safe, easy, and effective method for erasing unwanted tattoos and returning your skin to its original look.
Laser tattoo removal treatments are effective on most ink colors and are safe for all skin types. Darker skin types may require extra care, and your practitioner will customize treatment to your needs.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal is the process of using light energy to break apart the pigment in a tattoo. At the El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Advanced Clinical Medspa, we look at each tattoo on an individual basis and take into account the age of the tattoo, the depth and density of the ink, the ink colors, your overall health, where the tattoo is located on your body, pre-existing scarring, and any other factors they may affect the successful removal of your tattoo.
With PicoSure® laser tattoo removal, a specialized laser creates extremely short pulses of light energy. Tattoo ink absorbs the energy, shatters into tiny fragments, and is removed by the immune system.
What is a Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment Like?
When you arrive for your laser tattoo removal session, you will be taken to a comfortable and private treatment area. One of our trained clinicians will use the PicoSure® device to evenly treat the entire tattoo area. There is some discomfort associated with the procedure, but numbing solutions are available to maximize your comfort. Most treatments take approximately 15-30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the size of the tattoo.
Recovery and Results After a Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Because it is your body’s immune response that is working to flush the ink away from the tattoo site, you may experience some temporary irritation, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, blisters, and scabs. If you have darker skin tones, you may experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin around the treated area.
Over a series of treatments, your tattoo will visibly fade away to reveal the natural look of your skin. Most patients need between six and 10 treatments to achieve desired results. Of course, that also depends on the size and variances of your tattoo.
Am I a Good Laser Tattoo Removal Candidate?
Laser tattoo removal is safe and effective for all skin types, and many patients will make good candidates. Patients with darker skin may require extra care during their treatment regimen, as the laser tattoo removal technology targets pigment in the skin.
Most tattoo ink colors can be treated effectively with laser tattoo removal, though certain colors and densities of ink deposits may require multiple sessions. Since the efficacy of laser tattoo removal relies on the immune system to flush out the ink particles, candidates for the treatment should be in good overall health.
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with our Skin Care Specialists by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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El Paso Surgical Center
Our state-of-the-art surgical center is a convenient and beneficial focal point of our practice, as it allows many of our patients to undergo cosmetic procedures without needing to visit a hospital. Not only does our surgical center simplify the surgical process, it also provides more personalized patient care and patient privacy.
Our Medspa is a luxurious, modern destination for your non-surgical aesthetic treatment needs. Our experienced nurse injectors, aestheticians, and skin care experts provide high-quality results from the newest and most advanced technologies. The Medspa offers a full spectrum of non-surgical treatments and services, so all of your cosmetic needs are located in one place.