Tattoo Removal Laser | PicoSure® Laser System | Jacksonville and Morehead City, NC
Tattoo Removal With PicoSure® Aesthetic Laser Treatment
Do you want to eliminate the traces of an old tattoo? PicoSure® Aesthetic Laser Treatment is the ideal solution for removing your unwanted tattoos and more. Continue reading to learn more about the laser treatments we provide at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery.
Whether you want to remove an old tattoo or eliminate wrinkles, dark spots, and acne scars, PicoSure® laser treatments will help clear up your skin for a new, fresh look. The PicoSure® laser is an advanced treatment option that strategically removes the pigment of your unwanted tattoo, returning your skin to normal. It is also a specialized dark spot treatment. Here’s how it works:
- Short pulses break tattoo pigment into small particles to be quickly absorbed by the body.
- An increase in elastic and collagen production helps to tighten skin.
- Tattoo pigment is removed without damaging the surrounding skin.
Ready to choose your plastic surgeon and get your skin back? Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery has the simple, effective treatment you’ve been waiting for. If you want to remove an old tattoo or eliminate wrinkles or dark spots, contact us and schedule a consultation with our experts in Jacksonville and Morehead City, NC, today. Please note all laser procedures are performed at our main office located at 3700 Symi Circle Morehead City NC.
Is PicoSure the right laser treatment for me?
PicoSure is an incredibly versatile laser treatment that quickly and effectively removes ink of all colors on all skin types, making it an excellent tattoo removal option for most patients.
How many treatments are needed?
No two patients will have the same experience. Tattoo removal takes an average of 4-10 treatments depending on the size, colors in the tattoo, and patient’s natural skin type. Follow up procedures are typically scheduled 8-10 weeks after the initial treatment.
What does the procedure feel like?
The lower heat of the PicoSure® laser makes it much more comfortable than older treatments. A numbing cream will be used to reduce the already mild discomfort.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment time can vary based on the size of the treated area, but the procedure lasts about 10 minutes for most patients.
How long do the results last?
Tattoo removal is permanent.
Is PicoSure safe?
Like any procedure, the safety depends on going to well trained, experienced providers. Dr. Klainer has over 20 years of experience with lasers and is a national instructor for Cynosure. Both he and his staff will make every effort to make sure that you have the safest treatments possible. The PicoSure laser uses a unique method of delivering the energy, creating less heat and thereby decreasing the potential for damage to the surrounding tissues or natural skin pigments.
Is there recovery time?
There is little “recovery time.” The treated area may be sore for a few days but the discomfort, if any, is easily treated with Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Instructions on how to take care of the treated area will be given at the time of your visit. Your skin will temporarily be more sensitive to sun damage after treatment. Therefore, it is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure when possible and use SPF 50+ sunscreen when outside.