If you’re thinking about getting your tattoo removed, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed by all your options. You may be leaning towards some more affordable options, but the scarring isn’t worth it. Some tattoo removal methods such as dermabrasion and acid peels can result in irreversible damage. So what should you do?
Here at Adieu Tattoo Removal, we only trust the PicoSure laser. This latest laser removal technology gives the best results when it comes to removing tattoos. Here’s why we’ve used this laser for thousands of successful removal procedures.
Heats and Fractures Ink
PicoSure isn’t just better than non-laser methods–it’s an advanced version of older, less-effective lasers. Older lasers only heated tattoo ink. Now with PicoSure, the ink gets heated then shattered into tiny particles. PicoSure rapidly pulses energy into tattoo ink, causing it to vibrate and fracture, all without burning the surrounding skin.
When you think about removing your tattoo, you probably think you’ll be dealing with a lot of pain. Certain methods can be extremely painful and harmful, including:
- Dermabrasion – A deep exfoliation accomplished by sanding down the skin with a brush. This technique painfully removes the top layer of skin and often requires multiple treatments, leaving the skin raw, vulnerable, and scarred.
- Acid peels – Several layers of skin can be removed with glycolic acid, TCA, and acid injections. These methods can result in severe chemical burns and scarring.
- Surgery – Another painful way to remove tattoos is by having it cut out of your skin by a surgeon. Not only does this rarely remove all the ink, but it also often results in painful recovery, scars, and bumps.
Even older lasers are more painful because they penetrate deeply and damage nerve fibers. The PicoSure removes ink with precision without damaging tissue or causing discomfort.
Remove Colored Ink
Many tattoo methods are inadequate when it comes to removing certain ink colors. Blue, green, and purple inks have been particularly difficult to remove in the past. But now with PicoSure, we can effectively remove these color tattoos within one or two treatments. This dramatic improvement means you can get more tattoos removed than before.
Removing tattoos with some of the previously mentioned techniques often causes permanent scarring and discoloration. This means you may be left with an unsightly scar that is worse than your tattoo. With many scars, you won’t be able to get another, better tattoo or use more effective removal methods after. That’s why you should do it right the first time with PicoSure. Our laser utilizes your body’s natural recovery processes to restore your skin so it will look natural and youthful after your tattoo is removed. This makes scarring unlikely.
Our highly skilled removal experts only trust the PicoSure laser to treat your tattoos. We make sure that you receive the most advanced and effective treatment so you can live your life how you want. Choosing the right removal method helps you achieve your appearance goals without the excessive pain and scarring of other techniques. Learn more about the PicoSure laser here.
If you want to get one or multiple tattoos removed, it’s normal to have a lot of questions about how it’s done. You may do some research online or ask around and get a variety of different opinions and recommendations about tattoo removal. But you don’t need to feel overwhelmed by the numerous available options. You can remove most methods from your consideration because they don’t work effectively.
No matter how many times you’ve read online or heard from a friend about the effectiveness of creams, dermabrasion, saline, surgery, or acid peels, they’re not worth it. Here’s why these techniques don’t work and why you should opt for laser removal instead.
You may be tempted to try a tattoo removal cream because some of them are fairly affordable and you can apply them yourself. However, beware of the potential damage you can cause. These creams are made with strong chemicals that can result in peeling, itching, and permanent scarring. Not only can these creams cause severe skin damage from chemical burns, but they never actually reach the layer where your tattoo ink rests–so they don’t actually remove tattoos.
This method uses deep exfoliation to remove multiple layers of your skin. Essentially, dermabrasion sands down the skin with an abrasive brush. This technique is painful and removes a lot of skin, leaving it vulnerable to infections. At the end of this treatment, you’ll have an unsightly scar that is more unappealing and noticeable than the tattoo you are trying to remove.
You may have heard that saline is often used to fade tattoos, especially by tattoo artists themselves. Some tattoo artists will actually tattoo saline into the skin surrounding the tattoo. While this technique may seem to make sense, it really only works to fade old tattoos and pave the way for a cover-up piece. If you want to actually get rid of your tattoo ink, this doesn’t accomplish that goal.
Another ineffective tattoo removal method is literally getting it cut from your skin. This may sound like it would work, but surgeons are rarely able to get deep enough to remove your entire tattoo. It can also lead to discolored and bumpy scars.
5. Acid Peels
Some people try to use acid to remove multiple layers of the skin. Most of these techniques involve either TCA or glycolic acid. Just like creams, you can often buy these acids online and attempt it on your own. However, this can cause significant chemical burns and irreversible scars. No convenience is worth the permanent consequences.
Now that you know about these techniques that don’t work, it’s time for you to know that laser removal is the only way to go. With the PicoSure laser, our tattoo removal experts can target ink with precision and remove it without damaging your skin. This is the most advanced technology available that results in accuracy and minimal-to-no scarring. To learn more about what makes this innovative laser technology the best way to remove your tattoos, read about our PicoSure laser.
Author: Aaron Seabaugh, Medical Aesthitician | Massage Therapist
Sun exposure is by far the most influential environmental factor affecting the aging of the skin and the leading cause of photodamage. Photodamage to the skin is caused by exposure to harmful ultraviolet light. It is most commonly a chronic condition that results in gradual changes in the skin caused by an accumulation of sun exposure over time. Acute forms of photodamage can be caused by sunburn.
Pigment producing cells in the skin (melanocytes) are stimulated to produce more pigment when exposed to ultraviolet rays, resulting in age-spots (also known as sun spots or solar lentigines). Age spots are associated with cumulative sun exposure. and mostly appear in areas consistently exposed to sunlight such as the back of the hands, forearms, neck, chest and face.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous unit that affects at least 85% of adolescents and young adults. Distribution of acne lesions is generally limited to areas with well-developed sebaceous glands including the face, back, chest and upper arms. Characteristics of acne include open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), papules, pustules (inflamed pimples) and cysts.
Characteristics of Dry Skin
A thin epidermis, underactive sebaceous glands, lack of moisture, skin feels tight (especially after washing), skin appears to be dull, flaking of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles are evident, skin generally has fine pores, and skin can feel itchy.
Normal to Dry Skin
Normal to dry skin tends to look dull around the cheek, eye, and lip area. It can be exacerbated by hot, dry weather in the summer months in dry climates or by indoor heating systems during the dry winter months.
Normal to Oily Skin
Normal to oily skin tends to be glossy and oily to the touch, especially on the forehead, chin, nose or the “T” zone. The skin may become oily as the day goes on or during periods of stress.
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Hailey Baldwin is sporting a brand new tattoo designed by her BFF, Kendall Jenner.
The 19-year-old model showed off her manicured hands and new tat in an Instagram photo shared by celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy on June 21.
he model’s tattoo is composed of four small letters, “PR” inked on her left hand and “AY” on her right hand. When her hands unite, the tattoo reads, “PRAY,” as noted by JonBoy in his Instagram caption. “P R A Y on @haileybaldwincreated by @kendalljenner tattooed by #jonboytattoo #hillsongnyc #11,” he captioned the photo of Baldwin’s fresh body art.
JonBoy — who owns New York City’s West 4 Tattoo, where Baldwin was inked — has worked with both Baldwin and Jenner in the past. The girls are clearly both fans of his work — the dynamic duo even posed for a selfie with the ink master, which he captioned with a heart emoji.
Baldwin has yet to reveal her new tattoo on her social pages, but she did share a faith-based quote on her Instagram last week.
“Don’t let the past dictate who God wants you to today and who you are called to be in the future,” she shared.
The number of treatments needed to successfully remove a tattoo can differ dramatically due to tattoo size, location, color and density of tattoo ink, and device used, among other factors. While it is nearly impossible to guarantee the removal of a tattoo within a specific number of treatments, tattoo removal experts can assess the following variables to predict tattoo removal success:
Ink color: Typically green, blue, and black inks are easier to remove, while red, orange, yellow, and white inks are progressively more challenging. New devices, such as the PicoSure laser, have improved the efficacy and efficiency in treating these tattoo colors. A recent study demonstrated that 1-2 treatment sessions led to at least 75% clearance of blue and green pigments with the PicoSure device, with more than two-thirds of tattoos approaching 100% clearance. Another 2012 study also showed 75% clearance in black pigment as early as 2-4 treatment sessions.
Tattoo Age: Older tattoos are prone to pigment fading and may be more easily removed compared to newer tattoos.
Tattoo Size: One variable that is undisputed is that larger tattoos require more treatments than smaller tattoos. A 2010 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that tattoos over 12 inches in diameter were least successfully removed after 10 treatments.
Smoking: The study mentioned above also directly linked the negative effects of smoking on tattoo removal. Subjects who smoked regularly had a 70% lower rate of removal after 10 sessions compared to their non-smoking counterparts. This lower success rate is most likely related to smoking’s direct effects on wound healing.
Skin Color: Tattoo removal is more effective for individuals with lighter skin (specifically Fitzpatrick type 1 or 2 skin types). Because lighter skin does not significantly absorb laser light, most of the laser energy is focused on the tattoo pigment. In contrast, dark skin siphons a portion of laser light from the tattoo. Also, most laser operators use lower energy settings on patients with darker skin types, as they are more susceptible to unwanted side effects.
Location: Tattoo removal is harder in areas that have a limited vascular supply and slower healing. Thus, tattoos on the feet, lower legs, or hands require more treatments than tattoos in areas like the chest or back.
Amount of Ink: The amount of ink used is another parameter that affects laser tattoo removal. Professional tattoos have a greater density/volume of pigment that resides deeper in the skin. On the other hand, amateur tattooing is usually uneven, superficial, and done with dramatically less ink.
Scarring or tissue damage: Some people, especially those with dark skin types, are at risk for developing scars or other tissue damage during the tattooing process. Ink pigment that resides under scar tissue is much more difficult to remove and requires more treatments.
Layered Tattoos: Layered tattoos (which often occur when a patient tries to cover up their initial tattoo with another one) are difficult to remove and require significantly more treatments than singular tattoos. Most tattoo ink is translucent, meaning it is necessary to use darker ink tones to cover previous tattoos. Since the new layer is larger and darker (and layering increases the overall volume and density of ink), full removal can be very difficult.