Tattoo regret is a very real thing. Unfortunately, those cute shooting stars on your foot or the inspirational quote on your wrist seemed like a good idea, yet one day may prove to be a bad decision, no longer fitting in with your professional appearance or lifestyle. As tattoos become more mainstream, the number of people longing to erase body ink is on the increase. A 2015 tattoo study revealed that more than 22% regretted their decision to get a permanent piece of body art. Even though tattoo removal has been around for years, traditional laser procedures have proven to be painful, expensive, and offer inconsistent results. However, Allegro MedSpa and the PicoWay laser are changing the world of tattoo removal.
The One-of-a-Kind PicoWay Laser
Allegro MedSpa is one of a select few offices across the country to offer the innovative PicoWay laser. Cleared By the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the PicoWay meticulously breaks up tattoo ink using the power of light and sound waves. It all begins with a POP, as the PicoWay fractures the tattoo pigment under the skin’s surface,leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. The unique laser shatters the ink into tiny particles, which is then safely and effectively eliminated by the body. By Leaving the outer skin intact and unaffected, there is little chance for complications or scarring. Treatment with the PicoWay is faster than traditional laser procedures and offers trustworthy results with fewer sessions.
Benefits of PicoWay:
- Light and sound waves break up ink
- Uses multiple wavelengths, customizable to treat a variety of colors
- Treats all colors of tattoo ink
- Recommended for most skin types
- Safe for use on the arms, legs, body, neck, and face
- Cleared by the FDA as safe and effective
- Can also improve acne scars, wrinkles, and dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation
Treatment with the PicoWay
Depending On the size of the tattoo, each session with the PicoWay takes from 20-30 minutes,performed in one of Allegro MedSpa’s private treatment rooms. Once you are comfortably positioned, the provider will gently glide the applicator across the surface of the skin. Ultra-fast bursts of high-power energy are applied tothe tattoo. The quick pulses of energy, lasting a trillionth of a second (known as a picosecond), are absorbed into the ink. There is no damage to the surrounding skin, meaning less discomfort than with traditional techniques. For added patient comfort, a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the tattoo removal session.
Most Patients will begin to see their tattoo start to fade over the next several weeks. Two to six treatments, spaced about six weeks apart, will be required for optimal results. The exact number of treatments will be determined during your consultation appointment with an aesthetic professional at Allegro MedSpa.
The PicoWay in Sonoma and Marin County
If You are experiencing tattoo regret, now is the time to stop fretting and do something about your unwanted ink. No matter how big or small the tattoo, the PicoWay laser may be the answer you have been looking for. Call Allegro MedSpa to find out more about the PicoWay laser for tattoo removal, and to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Contact Allegro MedSpa’s Santa Rosa Office at 707.537.2123, or the Novato location at 415.895.5032, for more information.