Everything You Should Know About Our Tattoo Removal

You were young and passionate about life, and a tattoo suited the moment perfectly. Now that the moment has passed, you’re thinking twice about the indelible mark on your skin. Luckily for you, gone are the days when you had to resort to painful surgery or dermabrasions to clear away your tattoo thanks to laser tattoo removal.

To restore your skin to a blank canvas again, our team here at Ego, your home for aesthetic treatments, lifestyle management, and holistic health solutions in Modesto, CA, tattoo removal is among our specialties. To provide our clients with the latest, cutting-edge procedures, we use the innovative PicoSure Q-Switched laser system to remove unwanted tattoos. 

The power of thermal energy

Our innovative laser tattoo removal system relies on pulses of thermal energy that we deliver into your skin. These ultra-short pulses hit the ink particle with tremendous pressure; the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body naturally. The PicoSure system can treat even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, stubborn tattoos that were not previously cleared with success. 

The process itself doesn’t damage your surrounding skin, which means you won’t be left with scarring, as was typically the case with traditional tattoo removal methods.

As for your comfort level, most of our patients tolerate laser therapy well and describe the process as having a rubber band snapped against their skin. Rest assured, we do supply you with a topical numbing agent beforehand. Since your tattoo was first applied with needles, chances are you’ll feel the removal process offers less discomfort.

Are you a candidate for tattoo removal?

Our laser tattoo removal technique is highly effective, especially on tattoos that are:

The easiest colors to remove are dark blues, browns, greens, and blacks, but this doesn't mean that we can’t tackle the brighter colors along the spectrum (think reds, pinks, etc.) And if you have a darker skin tone, we can still remove your tattoo, but it just may take a little longer.

Tattoo removal timeline

To determine the best removal timeline for your tattoo, we consider the size, age, and coloring of your tattoo. Even with smaller tattoos, you should count on a series of sessions that allow us to target all of the ink in your skin.

We space your tattoo removal sessions out by 3-4 weeks between each to allow time for your body to flush away the old ink as we go. As you progress through your laser tattoo removal treatments, you’ll watch your ink gradually fade away.

While you’re undergoing laser tattoo removal, we recommend that you protect the treatment area, especially from the sun. You should also apply an antibacterial ointment to the treatment area if blistering occurs and keep the area clean.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted tattoos, request an appointment online or call our Modesto, California, office today.

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