When Knoxville, TN area patients are experiencing “tattoo regret,” they may not realize that today’s technology can help them permanently remove the tattoo from their body. It used to be that tattoos were permanent, but with laser therapy using the PicoSure device, patients can now erase these memories of the past and enjoy beautiful, clear skin!
Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology offers PicoSure laser tattoo removal in Knoxville with the PicoSure laser by Cynosure. This state of the art treatment breaks down the pigmentation of the inks in the tattoo and allows the body to absorb them safely, therefore fading the tattoo for good. Patients love the ability to remove unsightly tattoos from any part of the body including the face.
PicoSure is a laser device that emits laser light onto the skin. Its powerful laser breaks down the pigmentation in the inks used to create the tattoo. It can be used on skin of all types and ethnicities and can break down everything from low-quality tattoos to more professional tattoos. Patients need to understand that they will usually need four to six treatment sessions to permanently and effectively remove their tattoo. However, after each treatment, patients will see noticeable changes as the tattoo begins to become less noticeable. Patients who have larger, higher-quality tattoos with darker inks will need more treatment sessions than patients with smaller, lower-quality tattoos made with lighter colors.
The procedure is tolerable when patients have topical anesthetics applied to their skin. This is important as it can reduce the stinging sensation most patients will experience without it. Treatment session times will vary depending on the size of the tattoo in the area, but patients will not experience any downtime after their procedure.
Patients interested in removing unwanted tattoos are welcome to contact Southeastern Dermatology for a free consultation to find out more about PicoSure laser tattoo removal and whether or not it is appropriate for their specific needs. Most patients are great candidates and are excited to remove tattoos that may have negative memories associated with them.