Aesthetics located in Modesto, CA & Lodi, CA
Sometimes a tattoo that seemed like a good idea ends up being something you regret. If you’re no longer happy with your tattoo, Ego can help. Using the PicoSure Q-Switched system by Cynosure, the skilled team at Ego can safely remove your unwanted tattoo. To learn more about laser tattoo removal, call the office in Modesto and Lodi, California, today, or make an appointment online.
Tattoo Removal Q & A
What is laser tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal with the innovative PicoSure Q-Switched laser system is an effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. Unlike older technology, PicoSure Q-Switched offers heat-free tattoo removal that can even address stubborn ink, including darker colors. If you’ve had tattoo removal in the past without achieving the desired result, PicoSure can finish the job safely, with minimal discomfort.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
The highly trained and experienced professionals at Ego use PicoSure Q-Switched to deliver short pulses of laser energy to the ink embedded within your skin. The pressure of these pulses breaks apart the pigment into tiny particles, which your body then eliminates over several weeks. The result is a visible lightening of the tattoo until it blends in with the natural complexion of your skin.
Because the laser pulses don’t generate heat, PicoSure Q-Switched is safer than older laser systems. And breaking up pigment with pressure, rather than temperature, is the most effective way to remove unwanted tattoos.
How many tattoo removal treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to remove your unwanted tattoo depends on individual factors, such as:
- Size of tattoo
- Type and color of ink
- Location on your body
- Your age
- Lifestyle habits
Following your initial consultation, your expert at Ego designs a customized treatment plan based on your needs. Most of the time, a series of treatments are necessary for optimal results.
What does tattoo removal feel like?
The PicoSure Q-Switched system offers tattoo removal with minimal pain. You may experience some pinching, similar to the experience of getting a tattoo.
Right after your procedure, you may notice a whitening of the skin in the treated area, mild swelling, or redness. These side effects typically subside within 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Exactly when you see results depends on how quickly your immune system can eliminate the broken-up ink particles. Everyone responds differently to tattoo removal; however, most patients can expect to see results between 4-8 weeks after treatment with PicoSure Q-Switched.
If you’re ready to put your unwanted ink behind you, schedule a consultation with a qualified expert at Ego. Call the office today, or make an appointment online.