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Five Amazing Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal

We all go through stages in life, and it’s fun to declare them to the world. As with most of these stages, however, they pass and we move onto the next, throwing out those cool cowboy boots and removing the nose ring. A tattoo, however, is not so easily discarded. That indelible mark you wanted to make on your skin turns out to really be indelible. But there is an answer.

While it may not be as easy as swapping out your clothes, laser tattoo removal can help you put the past in the past and clear your skin for the future. At Grossman Plastic Surgery, we offer a state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal system to our patients in Los Angeles that is leagues beyond what used to be available.

Here’s a look at five amazing benefits of the latest techniques in laser tattoo removal.

A look at laser

When it comes to treating your skin, laser technology marks a substantial turning point, going from incision-based procedures to noninvasive techniques. Laser technology sends intense energy below your skin, without affecting the surface area, effectively treating the source of the problem without causing any collateral damage.

At Grossman Plastic Surgery, we’ve kept up with the latest laser techniques, which are consistently being refined and improved, and we’ve settled on the PicoSure® system for its precision and speed.

When it comes to tattoo removal, the PicoSure system uses PressureWave™ technology, which combines light energy and a specialized lens to convert the energy into pressure, which shatters the ink into tiny particles. This action is incredibly fast and precise, which allows us to quickly deliver the energy without damaging your skin.

Works with your body

One of the greatest advantages of the PicoSure laser technology is that it taps your body’s own amazing resources to help out with the tattoo removal. The pressure waves that break up the ink particles also send your body into a healing response. This response includes increased collagen and elastin production, as well as swift removal of the ink particles by your lymphatic system.

A multicolor process

Old laser technology had a hard time tackling certain ink colors, especially blues, greens, and brighter fluorescent colors. PicoSure can break up these difficult inks just as well as it does stubborn, thick black lines.

Let’s talk about pain

Older laser technologies weren’t terribly fast, which allowed for burning and irritation of your skin, since the energy was slower in reaching the intended target. This meant that you were left with painful and sore areas on the surface of your skin.

While we’re not saying that PicoSure eliminates all discomfort, it’s targeted and precise action causes less damage. You’ll still feel some discomfort as the laser works to break up the ink, but it’s often far less painful than getting the tattoo in the first place. We also offer topical numbing agents for your comfort.

Short treatments, long-term goals

Because of the lightning speed of the laser technology, we’re able to treat your tattoo in as little as 10 minutes per visit, though treatment time is longer for bigger, multi-colored tattoos.  There’s no downtime, so you can get back to your daily routine immediately after.

And you should count on several visits before we’re able to deliver the results you want. These treatments are spaced six to eight weeks apart to allow time for your body to process and flush out the ink particles.

When you come in, we’ll take a look at your tattoo and let you know how many visits it should take before your tattoo starts to fade.

If your tattoo has lost its appeal, and you’re ready to clear your skin, call Grossman Plastic Surgery to discuss how laser tattoo removal can help. Or, schedule a consultation using the convenient online booking tool.

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