Running a successful tattoo parlor can be a lucrative business. Over a billion and a half dollars are spent in tattoo shops each year. Forty-five million Americans are estimated to be inked with at least a single tattoo. Getting tattoos is a little like eating potato chips, most people don’t stop at just one. Some tattoo aficionados are covered from neck to ankle. Perhaps tattoos are as common as they are today because the tools to remove them are so advanced.
Old Methods Leave Scars
In the days of yore, if a person wanted to get their tattoo removed they would have to undergo fairly medieval methods. The options were quite drastic; a person could have the tattoo surgically removed, or sanded off with dermabrasion, or burned off with acid. And if a person was determined to go it alone, they could suffer through painful salt abrasion. With both the homemade and professional treatments, the results were often unsatisfactory. The tattoo would often be a faded mess or the surgery or the salt treatment would leave the person with a scar which was uglier than any tattoo. The arrival of a new generation of aesthetic lasers has advanced many cosmetic procedures. For tattoo removal, the PicoSure laser by Cynosure is the ultimate tool to erase an unwanted tattoo.
Avoid Scarring with PicoSure
PicoSure does not remove layers of skin to remove the tattoo, instead it breaks up the ink particles and then the body’s immune system kicks into gear and removes those particles.
Certain tattoos are easier to remove than others. For instance, amateur tattoos are usually closer to the skin’s surface and not as ink-rich as professional tattoos so they take fewer sessions to eliminate.
Besides the age, and size of the tattoo, the types and colors of the inks used will determine how many treatments are necessary. Some colors are more resistant than others. PicoSure, though, is able to clear those stubborn colors. It can take up to 6 weeks to realize the final results of a session. If the tattoo requires additional sessions they are normally scheduled at around this 6 week point.
PicoSure Clears Recalcitrant Tattoos
If you underwent one of those outdated methods and still have a lingering reminder of an unwanted tattoo, PicoSure can erase it once and for all. PicoSure uses pulses of energy to break up those recalcitrant tattoos.
If you truly wish to be rid of a tattoo it is best to avoid ineffective and sometimes harmful homemade remedies such as salt scrubs or internet “miracle” creams. Even traditional medical methods such as dermabrasion and surgery can result in scarring. PicoSure is safe, effective and fast. Here at our Honolulu center we are proud to offer the cutting edge PicoSure treatment.
InkOff.MD offers the most advanced techniques for tattoo removals with fascinating results. www.inkoffhawaii.com
1585 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1740
Honolulu, HI 96814