I often see patients who have undergone numerous Q-switched laser tattoo removal treatments only to be left with a lot of colorful ink remaining in the form of a blue, green, purple or even a tough black tattoo remnant. The remnants are often scarred, hypopigmented or both. This phenomenon is due to the fact that prior to the advent of the PicoSure laser, these colors were nearly impossible to remove with the existing Q-switched lasers that have been in use for decades.
Unfortunately, patients and their practitioners continued treatment even though no further fading was evident or even possible. This leaves the skin in poor condition and increases the risk of permanent unwanted side effects such as hideous scarring and hyper or hypopigmentation. Fortunately, the PicoSure laser is able to remove this residual ink even when it is bound by scar tissue. In the process, the scars themselves usually flatten out and soften. The ability of the PicoSure laser to improve skin appearance (rejuvenation) has many practitioners using it for this purpose in addition to tattoo removal. In fact, the PicoSure laser is also FDA cleared for scar rejuvenation. Not only can it remove unsightly pigments but it can significantly improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
If you have an unsightly tattoo remnant that you would finally cleared with the revolutionary 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.