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Tattoo Boo-Boo

Amanda’s husband Mike wants her to remove the tattoo that reads, “Amanda loves Bob”.

Steve wants a job as a state trooper but is not permitted to have tattoos that are visible.

Jane always has to cover her neck tattoo in meetings with her boss and clients.

One in 5 Americans has a tattoo but many regret their decision. They want to have them removed but the conventional tattoo removal laser offers an average of 10-20 treatments, 2-3 months apart, and it can be painful with a risk of scarring. With a new breakthrough technology in laser tattoo removal, the tattoo boo-boo can disappear with the PicoSure™ laser.

The PicoSure™ laser is the world’s first picosecond laser for safe and effective removal of tattoo. This FDA approved laser treats tattoo with an average of 4.2 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Conventional tattoo lasers use many wavelengths to target each different color in a tattoo and the resulting heat can damage surrounding tissue leading to risk of scarring. The PicoSure™ laser uses photomechanical pressure to blast the ink dyes into tiny particles that are safely absorbed from the skin. This laser does not create surrounding heat so there is less a chance of scarring. Because it is so effective at treating pigment dyes there are less treatment sessions leading to lower costs. The PicoSure™ laser is great at removing old tattoos that conventional lasers were not able to treat effectively.

Southside Dermatology is proud to offer this innovative technology.