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Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattooing as a form of body decoration has gained popularity across all walks of society in recent years. Although you may have been pleased with your tattoo initially, over time, over time, as the ink begins to fade and your lifestyle changes, you may start to think about having an old tattoo removed. You're not alone. About 20% of people with tattoos are unhappy with their choice. Now there is an innovative solution in laser tattoo removal for people in Louisville and Lexington, KY and other surrounding communities.

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To find out whether you are a candidate for laser tattoo removal at CaloSpa, you can request a spa consultation online or call our Louisville location at (502) 814-3000 or our Lexington location at (859) 269-2256.

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Tattoo Removal With the PicoSure™ Laser

Model ImageDr. M. Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Nana N. Mizuguchi are proud to offer PicoSure to their Louisville and Lexington laser tattoo removal patients. They also perform tattoo removal with the Spectra Q-switched Nd:YAG laser by Lutronic. PicoSure is the newest and most effective treatment for the safe and permanent removal of tattoos and other benign pigmented areas of skin including freckles, moles, and some birthmarks. Research shows that PicoSure provides better results in less time than traditional laser removal.

PicoSure is the first and only aesthetic picosecond laser available today. Other treatments use nanosecond lasers that rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. These lasers may not remove the darkest discolorations and can damage surrounding tissue.

PicoSure goes beyond photothermal action, using patented PressureWave™ technology that shatters the tattoo ink or other pigment into tiny particles whereas other tattoo removal lasers break the particles into rocks or at best pebbles, PicoSure turns the pigment particles into "sand" that can be then be easily discarded from the body. This FDA-approved tattoo removal treatment delivers energy to the skin in shorter, faster, and more powerful rates – 100 times more powerful. A picosecond laser pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology. This short pulse width means half the exposure is required compared with nanosecond lasers.


The PicoSure Advantage

The benefits of PicoSure over traditional lasers include a more concentrated application of energy and fewer treatments (as few as 4 to 6, compared with up to 10 to 15 with nanosecond lasers). The quicker pulse and higher concentration of laser heat means patients experience less energy exposure, and there is less injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as tattoos that were previously treated unsuccessfully, can be removed.

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Your Treatment & Recovery

PicoSure laser applications are quick but can cause some discomfort, so cool air is used to sooth the area during treatment. Healing is faster than with other laser treatments, and there is virtually no scarring. Patients should avoid exposure to the sun or tanning beds for a week after treatment.

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Often Asked

Q. Can PicoSure be used on large tattoos?

A. Yes. This laser can be used on tattoos of any size on any area of the body, although treatments will take longer for very large tattoos.

Q. Do you offer other laser procedures for skin discoloration?

A. Yes. CaloSpa offers Fraxel® laser treatments for a brighter complexion and various laser facials.

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