Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well that was Napoleon who coined the phrase but that’s another story. So why do I take a picture of your tattoo before each PicoSure laser treatment? Well, it’s because of what Napoleon said; it’s easier to just look at the side by side comparison shots then to talk about how much ink has come out.
One time I asked a patient how her fading had gone following her last treatment. Her tattoo was on her wrist so she looked at it all the time. It’s funny the way our brains work; when we look at something constantly we fail to notice subtle changes. Our mind discards the previous image and stores the new one so we fail to see that anything’s taken place. So back to the patient, she told me “I don’t think much came out.” “Ok,” I said, “Let’s take a picture and do a before and after side by side.” Wow, the difference was like night and day. She was shocked. And I was reminded how incredibly powerful the PicoSure laser is. So there you go, a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s really fun to track the disappearing ink. If you have a tattoo you want gone, 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.