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How Does Removing a Tattoo Work?

Tattoos are permanent, and although many people love them for life, many find themselves wishing that an unwanted tattoo could just be erased.  If your tattoo does not fit your current lifestyle, tattoo removal treatments at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, using the PicoSure laser, offer the most complete tattoo removal available!  The PicoSure laser also offers a significant development for those who have spent both time and money on tattoo removal without significant results.

How Does the PicoSure Laser Remove Tattoos?

PicoSure technology has revolutionized laser tattoo removal. Tattoo removal, especially on large tattoos using deep, dark color, can be a tedious process, which requires multiple treatment sessions over time and enormous patience to see the final results. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal technology has improved dramatically.

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During PicoSure tattoo removal, the laser’s PressureWave technology is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of specialized energy – not laser heat –  that targets ink particles.  The pulses are so rapid that they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink apart into tiny dust-like particles which are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system, and eliminated naturally.

The PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Difference

Many of the standard lasers on the market are either not powerful enough to break up the ink into tiny enough particles to achieve desired results, and other lasers, such as the Nd:YAG using RevLite, use too much heat, which ends up damaging the skin.  The PicoSure laser uses a shockwave effect so that not only is the skin broken down into tiny particles much smaller than other lasers are capable of, the skin also endures less trauma because of the technology’s picosecond (very short) pulse.  Using less heat and only targeting the ink means less skin damage.

The newer Pico devices offer better clearance on tattoos of all colors and sizes and tones, and require fewer sessions with faster, more comfortable treatments. Because very little to   no heat is generated, treatments are more comfortable than with the older lasers.  The number of prescribed treatments will be dependent on variables such as ink colors, size of the tattoo, and location on the body.  Treatments typically occur 6-8 weeks apart.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Don’t waste your time and money trying to erase or cover up old tattoos with outdated technology, makeup, creams or new tattoos (unless you want a new tattoo!) when the PicoSure laser now makes tattoo removal more comfortable and quicker than ever before!


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Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about PicoSure Laser Tatoo Removal, schedule your consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling (913) (913) 451-8346Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves the entire Kansas City metro area.

* This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects.  The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician.

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