Do you still like your tattoo as much as you did when you first got it? The way you respond to this question is going to vary depending on some factors such as why you got the tattoo, the quality of the tattoo, how the tattoo has held up over time, your employment, and your family status. If you are sick and tired of your tattoo for whatever reason, consider laser tattoo removal via PicoSure®.
If you got a tattoo because you wanted to commemorate a special event or commemorate a special person and now that event or person no longer has the same significance for you, you may regret your tattoo. Or if you had the tattoo done by someone who did not have a lot of skill, you may regret having a low quality tattoo. Certain tattoos hold up well over time, whereas others start to fade relatively quickly. You may find yourself in a professional job where having tattoos is not an option, or you might have recently become a parent and realize that a tattoo is not really what you want your children to see on you.
If you are feeling a level of tattoo regret, you should know that you’re not alone. It is estimated that one third of people who have tattoos eventually regret getting them and either want them removed or at least covered over to some degree.
Advances in laser tattoo removal technology have completely changed how tattoos are removed. You do not need to use acid or surgeries to remove tattoos. These less effective ways of tattoo removal often left people with scars that were worse than the tattoo itself.
In the past, nanosecond lasers were used. This was an effective form of laser tattoo removal for the time, but that technology has seen its day. Now we have picosecond lasers. Picosecond lasers produce a faster pulse and are more effective in producing dramatic tattoo removal results.
Laser tattoo removal with the PicoSure® laser is fast, so it’s more efficient. The pressure waves created by picosecond lasers are a lot more effective. As a result, picosecond lasers are able to get rid of ranges of colors that were difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of with traditional laser technology. With PicoSure®, the laser comes in contact with your skin for one trillionth of a second. As a result, less damage is done to the area surrounding the tattoo. There are faster recovery times, and the risk of scarring is minimized.
If you are interested in laser tattoo removal, schedule a consultation at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach. Learn about the PicoSure® laser and our other available laser systems. Contact us today to book an appointment!