Buying that expensive as-seen-on-TV vacuum cleaner, eating a second slice of pie after Thanksgiving dinner, and getting a tattoo while you were on vacation all seemed like perfectly rational ideas at the time, but perhaps left you feeling a bit remorseful after the adrenaline subsided. While we can’t help you with your past impulse purchases or dietary choices, here at Ethos Medical Group in Orange, California, we can help you rectify the tattoo situation.
If you regret that tattoo, laser tattoo removal has never been easier. Dr. Grace Wu and the medical aesthetic team at Ethos Medical Group offer the gold standard in noninvasive, laser tattoo removal with PicoSure® laser treatments.
Regrets — we’ve all had a few, but fortunately, some are reversible
For a variety of reasons and circumstances, what seems like a perfectly viable decision at the time turns out to be something you’d rather forget a few years later. Perhaps it’s a tattoo you couldn’t live without when you were in your 20s, but now that you’re a few years older, you wish you’d never gotten a crazy-looking cartoon character indelibly inked on your upper thigh.
Maybe you’ve even considered tattoo removal once or twice, but the thought of enduring a painful procedure that only yields mediocre results at best made you decide not to follow through. So, you resort to keeping your tattoo covered whenever possible, to save yourself the embarrassment. However, you don’t have to live with that regrettable tattoo indefinitely.
A series of PicoSure laser treatments can hide all evidence of that decision you made all those years ago.
Tattoo ink is no match for PicoSure PressureWave™ technology
The advanced technology behind the PicoSure PressureWave laser system is what makes it an ideal method of removing tattoo ink from just about anywhere on your body. The laser delivers pulses of energy so rapidly that tattoo pigment breaks apart into dust-like particles. Your body safely eliminates these pulverized ink particles through your lymphatic system.
Even if you have a tattoo composed of dark ink colors, PressureWave technology converts the laser energy into gentle pressure that’s tough on ink, but gentle on your skin. There’s no risk of burning or damaging your skin during treatments, just targeted pulses of pressure that shatter ink pigments.
All ink colors, all skin types
The PicoSure system is the leading picosecond laser on the market today. It works on all skin colors and all tattoo ink colors, so it’s highly likely that it can make your tattoo fade into the background, maybe along with some of your past decisions. Most people get the results they desire in 4-10 PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatments, but it depends on the size, location, and density of your tattoo.
At your consultation, Dr. Wu customizes a treatment plan that works best for your skin color and tattoo, so you get optimal results. PicoSure tattoo removal often takes fewer treatments to get the desired results than traditional laser tattoo removal technology.
PicoSure treatments are safe and well-tolerated, and recovery is short
You already survived the most painful part — getting the tattoo. Compared to that experience, PicoSure laser treatments are surely something you can handle. Most people describe the laser as feeling like the snap of a rubber band, although it might feel a bit more intense as it targets dark areas of pigmentation in your skin. Dr. Wu provides a numbing cream to help ease any discomfort you might experience during your appointment.
Since the laser energy is converted into pressure and penetrates below the surface of your skin, and there’s no risk of damaging the outer layer of your skin, you won’t have a lengthy recovery time, either. Dr. Wu typically has you schedule tattoo removal appointments about 6-8 weeks apart so the treated area has time to heal after each session.
And, for an average-sized tattoo, PicoSure laser treatments typically take just 10 minutes, so you can easily fit these appointments into your busy schedule.
Why put it off when you can get rid of your tattoo for good? PicoSure laser treatments can erase some of your regrets from your skin — if not from your memory!
Call our office today to schedule a tattoo removal consultation, or use the online booking system to request an appointment.