If you have a tattoo that you wish you never had, you’re not alone. It’s common for people to get a tattoo and eventually regret it. The good news is that you don’t have to live with an unwanted tattoo forever. There are special lasers that can help fade your tattoo without damaging your skin. We are pleased to offer laser tattoo removal through the PicoSure and PiQo-4 lasers. We are the only laser center in Connecticut that has both of these advanced lasers. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.
The PicoSure Laser
The PicoSure laser works by emitting ultra-short bursts of energy into the skin. Unlike traditional Q-switched lasers, the PicoSure delivers much more powerful energy bursts, which are measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second), to the exact problem areas. The energy from the PicoSure laser breaks your tattoo ink into small particles so that your body can more easily eliminate them. Although treatment plans vary from patient to patient, many tattoos will fade in only a few treatments.
The PiQo-4 Laser
Known as one of the most advanced lasers available today, the PiQo-4 laser uses nanosecond and picosecond laser energy to fade all types of tattoos. It uses four different wavelengths (different than the PicoSure) and has been proven to produce up to 10 times more energy than traditional tattoo removal lasers. The high power of the PiQo4 laser enables fewer and faster treatments with minimal discomfort or side effects. Regardless of the color or size of your tattoo, the PiQo-4 is likely to conceal its appearance.
Laser Tattoo Removal Consultations Available
While the results of these lasers will depend on a number of factors including your skin type and the location, depth, and color of your tattoo, most patients find that after clearance of the tattoo the treated area is barely noticeable. It usually blends in well with the surrounding skin. Sometimes, however, your skin pigment may be a bit darker or lighter.
Good Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
If you have a tattoo that you’d like to get rid of quickly, you may benefit from treatment with the PicoSure or PiQo-4 laser (or possibly both lasers). We recommend these treatments to patients who are generally healthy and dedicated to multiple treatments. A consultation can inform you whether laser tattoo removal is ideal for your aesthetic goals.
I have been treating with the Langdon Center for tattoo removal. I love the practice and have had great results.