For laser tattoo removal, Dr. Reyes uses a PicoWay laser. This laser process is much different than the traditional tattoo removal laser. The PicoWay emits short pulses of energy into the area with the tattoo. With precision and accuracy, using laser pulses measured by trillionths of a second (or picoseconds), PicoWay breaks up the particles of the ink, affecting only the tattoo and not compromising health of the skin.
In every aspect, the PicoWay is superior than the tradition tattoo removal laser.
Because PicoWay uses fast, short, specifically targeted pulses, the tattoo is removed with fewer treatments. This high concentration of energy to the exact targeted area also results in quicker results. Traditional lasers emit a lower concentration of energy and are not able to target the ink as well as PicoWay. PicoWay’s ability to isolate the tattoo ensures that the ink of the tattoo is being broken down while little energy is transferred to the skin. This results in fewer risks. Because the pulses from the PicoWay are short and exact to where the energy is needed, it is far less painful than the traditional tattoo laser. Although it is less painful, there is still some discomfort, more or less depending on the size of the tattoo, depth in the skin, and where it is on the body. Here at the MedSpot we do offer local anesthesia. In this case, the procedure is practically painless.
How many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed is also reflective of the location of the tattoo on the body, size of the tattoo, and depth of the tattoo. Fainter tattoos can be removed in 1 to 3 treatments. Intricate, professionally done tattoos will take 5 to 10 treatments, or possibly more to get optimal results.
How Long Is The Recovery?
The body needs four to six weeks to recover in between treatments. After the treatment, the skin of the targeted area will look white, then will begin to become red and scab. It is important that while recovering you stay out of the sun. If you cannot avoid sun exposure, Dr. Reyes can advise you to which sunscreens are best for the treated area.
The PicoWay is FDA approved for all pigments of the skin. PicoWay is the most advanced technology for tattoo removal. Now, with this technology, removing tattoos is easier than ever. Dr. Reyes is the #1 physician for tattoo removal in the San Fernando Valley. For a free consultation to see if this is right for you, come down to the MedSpot in Woodland Hills.