If you have a tattoo that you no longer want, whether because of your job requirements or due to tattoo regret, we can help! Our office has the Picosure laser, which is a picosecond laser designed to effectively and quickly remove tattoos. The pulse duration of the Picosure lasers is one trillion times per second, which is 1000 times faster than traditional Q-Switch tattoo lasers. Q-switch lasers heat up the ink and release it within the body, whereas the Picosure laser is more effective because they use shorter light pulses that heat up so quickly they fracture the tattoo ink and have reduced risk for scarring the surrounding tissue. The difference in speed is also what helps to make the picosecond lasers less likely to scar the surrounding tissue. Picosecond lasers are also more powerful than Q-switch lasers, which is what allows them to remove tattoos more effectively.
We have a state of the art office located in El Centro, a short drive from Yuma. We have many patients from Yuma, and offer military discounts to anyone who is currently active military. Please call 760-595-5280 to schedule a free consultation for laser tattoo removal.
Tattoo Regret? You’re not alone!
Did you know 20% of people regret their tattoo? That’s 1 in 5! The number is astounding, but not surprising. There was a 43% increase in the number of tattoos removed in 2018, and 40% of people cited employment concerns as a reason for having their tattoo removed.
Why Should I use the Picosure Laser at El Centro Dermatology?
Until the launch of PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure, ultra-short pulses (one trillionth of a second in length!) hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. This can mean better clearance of the tattoo and less treatments overall.
Every tattoo is unique and contains different colors and different volumes of ink. It’s important to speak with a PicoSure doctor to find out how many treatments you may need, and what to expect. As the number of individuals with tattoos has increased, so has the need for improved tattoo removal methods. Tattoo removal methods have evolved from potentially harmful treatments that often had painful and sometimes permanent side effects to less harmful methods with good results. Until the introduction of laser tattoo removal, people resorted to tattoo removal methods such as acid treatments, surgical excision, and dermabrasion. PicoSure tattoo removal often requires fewer treatments than traditional Q-Switched lasers. Also, PicoSure patients and doctors have reported better clearance (or “disappearance") of the tattoo with improved recovery time. Contact El Centro Dermatology & Laser Center at 760-595-5280 today to schedule your free tattoo removal consultation.
Who Actually Performs the Laser Tattoo Removal at El Centro Dermatology?
All your laser tattoo removal treatments will be done by our licensed physcians, NP's or PA's to ensure safety and good outcomes.