Are you someone who turned 18 and immediately went out and got a tattoo just to prove your newfound adulthood? Did you put much thought into that tattoo, or did you just pick the first good thing out of the book the tattoo artist handed you? According to the FDA, one out of eight people regret getting at least one of their tattoos. Many men and women make the decision to get a tattoo early on in life, and then later realize it wasn’t the best idea. Or maybe you just don’t like where you chose to have it etched, or you’re not fond of the image you picked out all those years ago. If you’re just over it, and you’re ready to rid yourself of that bad decision, keep reading to learn how Dermatologist Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC can help you erase that tattoo for good!
How Is It Removed?
Though tattoos were once deemed permanent decisions, with today’s technology your tattoo can be completely removed, given the right treatment is used and you have the appropriate number of sessions for your unique case. Regardless of whether or not your tattoo is black, or has every color of the rainbow, Dr. Sikorski can work her magic to remove that regrettable ink.
Dr. Sikorski uses the Pico Genesis Laser on her patients for tattoo removal. The Pico Genesis Laser is a 2-in-1 aesthetic laser procedure that returns balance and clearance to your skin.* Each session with the Pico Genesis Laser only lasts about 20 minutes, depending on the characteristics of the tattoo being removed, and is a non-invasive procedure that provides minimal downtime. This means you can come in for a quick session on your lunch break and be back in the office afterward with just minimal redness to the treatment area. The Pico Genesis Laser can be used on all skin types, and almost anyone can benefit from it. In some cases, you may even see ideal results within two treatments.
However, when undergoing tattoo removal, the number of sessions you will need depends on several factors. These can include:
- Color of the tattoo
- Depth of the tattoo
- Age of the tattoo
- Ink composition of the tattoo
- Your skin type
The Pico Genesis Laser is highly effective for tattoo removal because it works to break up the color pigmentation of the tattoo by combining two effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to create an intense, non-thermal, photo-mechanical disruption and remodeling of the upper dermis. This provides you with more uniform results than traditional methods.*
Tattoo removal is a slow process and takes several sessions before optimal results are achieved. It is important for you to visit with Dr. Sikorski at her office to discuss your ideal results with her, so she can give you a better idea of how many sessions it will likely take before you’re rid of that tattoo forever!