Plastic surgeons are always looking to provide patients with the latest and greatest technology for making treatments gentler and more effective. Skin rejuvenation has come a long way, with non-invasive options for every need and without the need for lengthy downtime or excessive discomfort. Tattoo removal technology is also constantly improving, and with the number of tattoos steadily on the rise, the procedure is more popular than ever.
PicoSure® is a powerful new laser that is a great addition to the tools surgeons have to help patients reach their goals. One in every five people will regret getting a tattoo, which means there are a lot of people out there who are thinking about tattoo removal. If you are one of them, you should be aware of the benefits of the PicoSure® laser for safe and effective tattoo resolution and skin rejuvenation.
A Revolutionary Laser for Tattoo Removal
The PicoSure® laser is a cutting-edge device that is one of the newest on the market. Its advanced technology allows for more efficient destruction of the pigment beneath the skin that makes up the tattoo. The laser works by targeting the pigment with ultra-short pulses that last a tiny fraction of a second. The ink is attacked with incredible force, breaking it up much more efficiently than the Q-Switched lasers that were used in the past for tattoo removal. Just like other laser treatments, the body slowly absorbs the ink over time, using the white blood cells to metabolize the pigment. This safe and effective treatment works on all colored inks.
Though PicoSure® is one of the latest devices for tattoo removal, the treatment process remains largely the same. One of the biggest differences is the number of treatments needed for good results—the new laser cuts the average number of treatments in half, saving patients time, money, and discomfort. Because PicoSure® is very gentle, patients will experience little discomfort during the treatments and should not have many side effects following each treatment. Sessions will need to be spaced several weeks apart to allow the body to absorb the unwanted ink. Because tattoo removal is often a long, drawn-out process, PicoSure’s® efficiency is truly revolutionary.
Laser Skin Resurfacing with PicoSure®
In addition to its ability to remove tattoos efficiently, the PicoSure® laser is also a great option for skin rejuvenation. It’s a non-invasive fractional laser that is almost painless, making it a perfect rejuvenation option for patients who don’t have time to worry about downtime or recovery. PicoSure® can be used on many areas of the body, including the face, hands, and décolletage. Aside from skin rejuvenation, PicoSure® can help treat acne scarring, pigmentation issues, and fine lines. What are some of the benefits of PicoSure® resurfacing?
- Improved skin texture and tone
- More youthful-looking skin
- Improvement in brown spots and sun damage
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Healthier skin
There are other options for resurfacing as well, if PicoSure® doesn’t fit the bill for you. Plasma resurfacing is another option, using a nitrogen plasma spray for deep rejuvenation. Not as invasive as the traditional carbon dioxide lasers, but still appropriate for patients who want more dramatic results, plasma treatments can be a great option. They offer the same benefits as PicoSure®, but with more downtime and better outcomes for patients with advanced aging. Plasma treatments can either be performed as a single high-energy treatment, or a series of gentler procedures. Only you and your surgeon can determine which resurfacing treatment is right for you.
Is PicoSure® Right for You?
Because there are so many different options available for skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal, the only way to choose the procedure that’s right for you is to see a reputable plastic surgeon. Because there are many factors that affect your skin’s quality and the pace of your aging, it’s important to discuss your goals for treatment directly with a plastic surgeon before you make a decision. That way, you’ll get personalized advice from an expert who is focused on helping you reach your goals. Come to your consultation with questions so you can make the most of your appointment.
If you’re looking for a tattoo removal and laser treatment specialist, call Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery at 508-363-6500 (Worcester, MA location) or 617-247-0033 (Stoneham, MA location) to schedule a consultation with renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Dr. Bentkover has been providing expert laser treatments for decades and is focused on providing patients with the latest technology, like PicoSure® and plasma resurfacing treatments. Currently, he offers the only PicoSure® treatments in Central Massachusetts.