If your ink is something that you now hate to look at, there’s no reason you have to live with it any longer. Sharon Gertzman, DO, and her team at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey, offer treatment with the state-of-the-art tattoo removal system from PicoSure® to remove that unwanted ink quickly and effectively. Use online booking, or call the office to arrange your free tattoo removal consultation today.
PicoSure is the first picosecond (a trillion pulses per second) short-pulse laser for tattoo removal. PicoSure can successfully erase ink of nearly any kind. This includes:
The ultra-rapid pulses reduce the laser heat and cause a photomechanical effect that removes ink rapidly and effectively.
Most patients find it quite tolerable. Dr. Gertzman applies a numbing cream to the treatment area to enhance your comfort during the procedure. You may notice some slight twinges, similar to a rubber band snapping, during the treatment, but they’re quick.
It depends on the size of your tattoo, the amount of ink, and how difficult the colors are to remove. Your treatment sessions could be as short as 10 minutes.
Most patients need a series of tattoo removal sessions for optimal results. Around 4-10 total sessions are common, and your sessions occur around six to eight weeks apart.
PicoSure is safer than older laser tattoo removal systems because the amount of laser exposure is less overall. This means that scarring is quite rare. You may experience hypopigmentation — skin lightening where the tattoo ink was. However, this effect is usually temporary and normally resolves after your skin is fully healed.
Dr. Gertzman will give you specific instructions, which usually include:
You’ll also need to review your current medications with Dr. Gertzman. She may advise you to avoid blood-thinning medications before your laser tattoo removal treatment.
Dr. Gertzman will give you care instructions after your first treatment session. The guidelines typically include:
Your tattoo should heal fully before your next treatment session. You’ll notice a steady lightening with each treatment until it’s gone.
Book your tattoo removal appointment online or by phone now.