There’s growing trend in the Dermatology industry that’s catching nearly as much fire as the trend of obtaining the guilty entity. We’re talking about tattoos and, in our world, the removal of tattoos. Tattoos are everywhere. In pop culture, on the television, in the movies, music, advertisements… Everywhere you look there’s some bit of “ink” staring back at you.
In fact, nearly 30% of people in the U.S. have at least one tattoo. That’s roughly 1 of every 3 people you walk past in the street. On top of that, nearly half of all millennials are sporting at least one tattoo. That’s where all that pop culture saturation takes effect…
And while we’re certainly not staking any claim in the sentiment that getting at tattoo may not be the best idea, we do know that sometimes things change. The obvious thing is age. With age your skin changes, and with that change may see an undesirable “shift” in the appearance of that tattoo you once loved.
Our personality and the way we view things might also change. With that, some of the reasons you sought a specific tattoo may not fall inline with where “you’re at” in life now.
Tattoos are permanent until you decide to remediate their existence. In which case, the technology surrounding tattoo removal has improved greatly. And it’s a good thing we have the ability to “turn things around,” as nearly 1 and 4 people that get a tattoo seek its removal down the line.
So the question is, how do you remove a “permanent” tattoo?
The short answer: Lasers.
More specifically, with regard to how we handle it here in Seacoast, New Hampshire, the PicoWay laser.
How does it work?
PicoWay is a high power lower with ultra short pulses that shatters tattoo ink, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact.* PicoWay treats a broad range of tattoo colors and across a broad range of skin types and colors. Over a series of brief treatments, PicoWay can remove most tattoos.*
Are you a seacoast, NH resident looking to have a tattoo removed?
Contact us today to set up a consultation or to get an answer to any questions you may have.
In the meantime, check out this page for more information on the PicoWay laser!