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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Say goodbye to unwanted ink with effective laser tattoo removal in Jacksonville

In recent decades, we have seen a marked increase in the number of individuals expressing themselves through body art. Tattoos are nothing new, though we see far more ink today than we once did. At the same time, there are a significant number of people for whom a tattoo is, well, regrettable. Whatever the reason, one may choose that a specific tattoo, or all of their tattoos, is no longer what they want. One of the primary concerns related to tattoos seems to be employment. Today, even the military has more stringent regulations associated with personal appearance in general and, specifically, tattoos.

The rate of tattoo removal continues to rise, with one in five individuals desiring the removal of one or more tattoos. Today, one of the primary forms of removal involves laser therapy. Modern treatments are not only more effective but are also less risky than previous tattoo removal methods of surgical excision, acid treatment, or dermabrasion.

At The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, we are proud to offer the FDA approved, revolutionary breakthrough laser for tattoo removal: the PicoSure™ laser. PicoSure™ stands out as a premier treatment for several reasons. In this treatment, bursts of laser energy are delivered at the fastest possible rate, one-trillionth of a second. The effect of ultra-short bursts of energy on pigments beneath the skin is powerful. As energy is absorbed by pigments, they basically shatter into tiny particles, leading to their accelerated elimination.

With PicoSure™ picosecond treatments, there are a number of benefits, including:
  • Less risk to skin surrounding the unwanted tattoo
  • Excellent results in fewer treatment sessions
  • Absorption of a wide range of pigments, including those that are notoriously resistant to other types of laser treatment (some shades of blue and green)
  • Resistant tattoos respond better to PicoSure™ laser treatment
PicoSure™ treatments are minimally uncomfortable and have very minimal risk of side effects. Due to the gentleness of this laser energy, healing time is decreased. For optimal results, we recommend the completion of 4 to 6 treatment sessions. Each session is scheduled about 4 to 5 weeks apart. The number of PicoSure™ sessions is greatly reduced from the 10 to 20 typically required with standard heat-based laser tattoo removal technology.

In addition to gently removing unwanted tattoos, the FDA-approved PicoSure™ system can also be used to treat concerns such as sun spots, age spots, and benign pigmented lesions.

Enjoy your most beautiful skin. Call 904-880-0622 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Mary Pentel.