The Best Tattoo Removal in Ogden Utah
Tattoos can be a way to both show commitment to someone or something and make an aesthetic alteration to your body. Commitments can break, tastes can change, and tattoos can fade, leaving you wanting the tattoo removed. PicoWay laser treatments provide an efficient method of tattoo removal across a wide range of skin tones.
What Is PicoWay?
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The PicoWay system uses an ultra-fast laser with high power and ultra-short pulses measured in picoseconds, which are a trillionth of a second. This ultra-fast pulse breaks up skin pigmentation. Since the PicoWay lasers utilize picosecond pulses to both shatter pigmentation particles and emit less heat than other laser treatments, this means that PicoWay tattoo removal is more comfortable and has less downtime after treatment. It also avoids the side effects heat of traditional lasers can cause, such as scarring.
How Does PicoWay Tattoo Removal Work?
PicoWay lasers treat a wide range of tattoos across a broad range of skin tones. They’re proven effective in the removal of multi-colored tattoos, including those with dense black ink, red, and even blue and green ink.
The PicoWay removes most tattoos with picosecond lasers that shatter tattoo ink but leave the outer layer of skin intact. The laser reaches under the skin in order to target the pigment you want gone in order to shatter it into tiny particles that can no longer be seen through the skin.
What to expect
When you schedule PicoWay tattoo removal at Regeneration Health Medical Spa, you’ll come to our office and our provider will provide topical numbing or numbing injections in order to optimize your comfort during treatment. They’ll then use a PicoWay laser handpiece designed for tattoo removal and run it over your tattoo.
The ultra-short pulses of the laser will break up the pigment of your tattoo into tiny particles that can then be absorbed and excreted by your body. Treatments are usually brief, ranging from 15-20 minutes on average, but for larger or more intensely colored tattoos, treatment can go up to an hour or so.
Immediately after treatment, you can expect some redness and swelling. You may also experience crusting over the treated area over the following 24-48 hours. Applying cold compress and a dressing to the treated area will help reduce the symptoms. An antibiotic ointment may also be recommended. You can wash the treated area a day after it has been treated, but should avoid using any abrasive cleansers within the first few days.
You can expect to see improvement as soon as after one treatment. Tattoo removal is done over a series of treatment sessions that are spaced out. Our provider here at Regeneration Health Medical Spa will develop a treatment plan personalized to you. The number of treatments needed will vary based on your tattoos, how big they are, and the ink used in them. Results vary greatly from person to person.
Is PicoWay Tattoo Removal Right For You?
If you have a tattoo you want removed, PicoWay may be an option for you. It acts below the skin’s surface with minimal downtime in order to break up your tattoos, and treated areas can be tattooed over again after healing. PicoWay is safe for tattoo removal for those with darker skin tones.
If you would like to schedule a tattoo removal, our provider will meet with you in order to gather your health history and determine whether PicoWay is the right choice for you. If so, they’ll come up with a customized treatment plan for your tattoo removal.