Nearly one-third of all teens and adults in the United States have at least one tattoo. Among millennials, this figure is even higher. Many pro athletes in fact have covered their entire body in tattoos it seems like.
However and moreover, over time, some people may no longer be happy with their decision to have obtained a permanent tattoo. By some estimates, up to 25 percent of the people regret getting a tattoo at a later stage.
People who feel unhappy about their permanent tattoo can choose laser tattoo removal as an effective solution to eliminate undesirable tattoos with nearly no side effects. But the key factor is to select the appropriate laser tattoo removal surgeon in order to accomplish predictable and safe results.
Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides laser tattoo removal to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.
Choose a Doctor Trained in the Best Laser Technology
Advanced laser technology will make a difference to your laser tattoo removal results, and more important, your treatment provider should have the skill and expertise to use that technology safely and effectively. One of the best laser technologies for tattoo removal is Picoway.
Picoway comprises cutting-edge laser action which gives ultra-rapid picoseconds energy pulses to the area of treatment. These energy bursts create a controlled photoacoustic effect which breaks the pigment of tattoo into smaller particles that can be removed easily.
The reliable Dr. Q recommends PicoWay Laser treatment for its numerous benefits and distinct features, such as:
- It is suitable for all colors and types of tattoos
- Appropriate for all types of skin
- Lesser sessions give best outcomes
- It consists of the ultra-fast delivery of high-powered, concentrated laser light for spectacular results
- Minimum discomfort
- Trivial risk of side effects
- Minimum recovery period and downtime
- Is also effective for other skin procedures
Making Removal of Tattoo a Painless Experience
A doctor who has experience in laser tattoo removal will employ technology in a way that the patient attains the desired results without going through any significant discomfort. The PicoWay laser makes use of strong pulses of light on the affected area to remove the permanent tattoo pigment. These strong small bursts of laser light are directed at the tattooed site in a controlled way.
Generally patients comment after their treatment session that the pain is similar to a thin rubber band breaking against the skin. The level of tolerating the pain differs between patients, which can lead to different feedback in some cases. Tattoos containing black ink are easier to eliminate because this pigment has the capacity to absorb all laser wavelengths.
In correlation to this, some colors, for instance green, absorb laser energy in a selective way and may require lasers with higher intensity. Moreover, the level of discomfort may be higher when removing very old tattoos or those made with rare kinds of inks.
The Focus of Provider on Decreasing Discomfort
A skilled and experienced laser treatment provider will employ some basic techniques to reduce the pain of the patient during the treatment session. The doctor may ask the patient to take Tylenol or another safe medication before the commencement of the treatment session. These pain management meds do not intensify post-treatment bruising.
The doctor may also apply a prescription anesthetic lotion or cream to numb the affected area during the pre-treatment time. This anesthetic will stay on the on the area of treatment for about two hours before the laser session and will be removed prior to the commencement of the tattoo removal procedure. A few patients open the door for a local anesthetic injection before the session to make the process absolutely painless for them.
Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal.
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.