People get tattoos for different reasons. However, there comes a time when many change their mind about the tattoo, or it just becomes a constant reminder of something unpleasant. In the past, it was thought that there was little to nothing such people could do to get rid of the tattoo. However, thanks to recent advancements in laser technology like PicoWay®, tattoo removal is now safe, effective, and cost-effective.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
PicoWay® represents a massive advancement in laser tattoo removal. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoWay uses high-energy lasers in extremely short picosecond pulses (one trillionth of a second). This high-speed burst of energy penetrates beneath the skin, scattering the tattoo ink pigments into microscopic particles that the human eye cannot see. These particles are then naturally and safely absorbed by the body over time.
The advantages of this method of tattoo removal with lasers are that:
- It’s safe and highly effective, hence requiring fewer treatment sessions
- Very minimal risk of scarring after treatment
- PicoWay can remove tattoos with complex/once difficult-to-remove colors
- Fewer treatment sessions
At Arviv Medical Aesthetics, we have helped many clients in Tampa, Miami, and Ocala eliminate their tattoos using the FDA-approved PicoWay laser treatment.
Real Patient’s Tattoo Removal Before and After Photos:
Laser Tattoo Removal Before and After
Before the laser tattoo treatment session, your doctor will apply topical local anesthetic cream on the tattoo area for your comfort during the procedure. After the numbing takes effect, your physician will use a handpiece to deliver high-powered, ultra-short energy pulses to the target area, crushing the tattoo ink pigments into tiny pieces.
After the session, you may experience redness, swelling, and tingling within the treatment area. An ice pack applied immediately after the session will soothe the area. Besides, our doctors will give you aftercare instructions before you leave the office. This may include:
- Applying antibacterial ointments to the treated skin area for several days
- Keep the treated area always dry and clean
- Protect the skin from direct sunlight
- Don’t wear tight clothing on the treated area
- Don’t pick or pluck any blisters or scabs that may form to minimize the risk of scarring
Most often, you can immediately resume normal daily activities after tattoo removal, but be sure to practice the above mentioned precautions to protect the treated area.
Laser Tattoo Removal Before and After Photos
Laser Tattoo Removal Before and After FAQ
How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
Each tattoo is unique, so it depends. The number of treatment sessions you may require will primarily depend on your tattoo size and ink color. Other factors, such as age, skin color, and depth of the tattoo, may also affect the number of sessions needed. On average, most tattoos will need a number of sessions to be removed using a laser.
Is laser tattoo removal safe?
You have no reason to worry. PicoWay laser is approved by the FDA and is completely safe. Nevertheless, it’s crucial that you get laser treatment from trained experts like our team at Arviv Medical Aesthetics. PicoWay may not also be ideal for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have weak immunity.
Does PicoWay laser treatment hurt?
You’re likely to experience some degree of discomfort, but topical or local anesthesia significantly reduces the uneasiness. After the procedure, you may experience some redness and swelling, which will likely disappear after a few days.
Is there downtime?
No. You can immediately go home after the procedure and continue with your everyday activities.
What is the cost of laser tattoo removal?
It depends on the complexity of your tattoo and how many treatment sessions are needed to remove it.
Laser Tattoo Removal in Tampa
PicoWay® laser tattoo removal is now a dream come true for many people in Tampa who once thought their decision to have a tattoo was irreversible. The procedure is not only safe but also more effective and affordable than all other alternatives. Book an appointment today with Arviv Medical Aesthetics for a professional consultation with our medical team.