You may have noticed numerous tattoos over the years that were obviously homemade and wondered what the artist or their client was thinking at the time. Luckily, these unprofessional tattoos cannot stand up to the PicoSure laser when it comes time for laser tattoo removal. Many of these inks, though not professionally made, can be quite tough because of the ingredients used. For example, in the tattoo image below, my patient had used burnt blue razor handles mixed with water to make the ink. I imagined these dots would come right out but the removal was actually much tougher than it first appeared. Plastic soot is quite difficult for the body to remove.
Fortunately, the PicoSure laser pulses so quickly (think trillionths of a second) that the ink is shattered into the smallest of particles by the resultant PressureWave. Residual ink particulate matter can then be easily carried away by the body’s lymph system or scavenged and removed by macrophage white blood cells. When combined with the Boost upgrade, virtually no particulate, plastic, metal or other strange ink, can withstand the laser’s energy and the state-of-the-art way in which it is delivered. If you have a homemade tattoo that was laid in with India ink, burnt plastic spoons, razor handles or whatever, and you would like it safely and effectively removed with the PicoSure laser, I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.