Tattoo removal in Miami is a beautiful thing. You’re showing more skin in the hot summer months, which likely means you’d want to show way less tattoo – especially if it’s a tattoo you regret inking on your skin.
Tattoos have been around for centuries. Used for either pictorial, symbolic or purely decorative purposes, a tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. A wonderful concept until you change your mind, of course.
The good news? Tattoo removal at Fox Vein & Laser Experts is our specialty – but we’re taking it one step further than that. Fox Vein and Laser Experts, one of South Florida’s best laser skincare centers, offers tattoo removal on all skin types – something not all laser centers can say.
The long and short of it? Tattoo removal, like many laser skincare treatments, were only effective on certain skin types for many years – typically Caucasian skin.
With our PicoWay technology, now it’s no tattoo or patient left behind!
So why has tattoo removal on African American skin been an impossible feat until recently? For so long, the laser targeted the pigment within the dye, which also targeted melanin in your skin. This meant the darker your skin, the more difficult it would be for the laser to distinguish between tattoo dye and melanin, leaving the idea of tattoo removal on darker skin tones virtually impossible.
As technology has improved, however, so are the chances of effective tattoo removal on dark skin. Our PicoWay laser technology, a best-in-class laser when it comes laser skin treatments, offers patients to ability to permanently remove tattoos, in less time and with less pain than ever before.
Instead of delivering laser energy in one large concentrated beam directly to the tattoo, our laser tattoo removal process delivers intense laser energy in ultra-short bursts. Each of these bursts can be measured in picoseconds, or one trillionth of a second, hence the name PicoWay. These bursts have a photo-acoustic effect on the tattoo pigments, breaking pigmentation up completely and allowing it to be absorbed by the body faster than ever before. These quick, short bursts of energy allow doctors to hone in on small areas of pigmentation without forcing the patient to endure painful, prolonged exposure to laser energy.
Who is a good candidate for PicoWay laser tattoo removal?
Whether your tattoo is one color or many, light or bright, and no matter the color, texture, or type of your skin, PicoWay laser is an ideal tattoo removal choice.
What are some common laser tattoo removal myths to ignore?
Myth: Tattoo removal is the same experience for everyone.
Different skin types mean your skin will respond differently to the laser. Your tattoo may completely lighten and disappear in one session, or it may take multiple sessions to reach your goals. Consult with one of our laser tattoo removal experts to find the best course of action for you.
Myth: Tattoo removal is too painful to consider.
Not anymore! The short bursts associated with the PicoWay technology make for a much more comfortable and tolerable tattoo removal procedure. While everyone’s skin is different and tolerates pain on different levels, we can promise you this won’t be the scary experience you’re worried about.
Myth: African-American skin always develops keloids after laser tattoo removal.
With older, less sophisticated technology used by doctors in the past, this was definitely a concern. Today at Fox Vein and Laser Experts, that’s one thing you won’t have to worry about.
Contact us to schedule your expert tattoo removal consultation. At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we’re not just legs – let us help you safely remove that tattoo today!