Tattoos have become commonly accepted in our society as a part of fashion. That being said, many people quickly regret getting a tattoo permanently drawn on their body. One option is to go back to the tattoo artist and see if they can cover it up. However, advances in technology have made Miami Tattoo Removal a viable option for many people.
Individuals with darker skin may wonder if tattoo removal will work for them. They have heard that removing tattoos from dark skin is difficult and can leave some visible scars. And while this may be true with traditional lasers, PicoWay® is changing the game when it comes to removing tattoos from darker skin.
Potential Risks of Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal for Darker Skin
There are certain risks that traditional laser tattoo removal offers for everyone. They include scabbing, blistering, swelling and itching. However, there are some risks that are more likely to occur in individuals with darker skin. These risks include:
- Hyperpigmentation: With traditional tattoo laser removal, the pulses of light waves that are used to break up the ink can have an effect on the pigmentation of the skin. It can result in hyperpigmentation, which is the creation of patches of dark skin. In some instances, the hyperpigmentation will dissipate over the course of a few months or years.
- Hypopigmentation: This is where the natural pigmentation of the skin is actually removed, and light patches of skin become visible where the tattoo was. The contrast between the light skin and a person’s naturally healthy dark skin can be quite jarring.
- Keloid Scars: Although keloid scars are relatively rare, they happen when a thickened overgrowth of scar tissue develops around the wound caused by the laser. They are sometimes permanent.
With the above-mentioned risks, it is understandable why individuals with darker skin may be reluctant to use traditional laser tattoo removal procedures. Fortunately, PicoWay® all but eliminates the above-mentioned risk factors.
What Makes PicoWay® Better for Individuals with Darker Skin?
PicoWay® uses innovative laser technology that delivers pulses of laser energy that only come in contact with your skin for one picosecond. Since the laser comes into contact with your skin for only a short period of time, it will not heat up your skin like other lasers do. The laser’s energy is targeted and delivered directly to the tattoo. As a result, many of the risks of traditional methods all but disappear for individuals with darker skin.
Another added benefit of PicoWay® is that it is comfortable. You do not have the same discomfort that is traditionally associated with laser tattoo removal. The results are also faster, and you need less visits to our office to have the same type of results.
Saying Goodbye to Your Tattoo
PicoWay® has revolutionized the way that people with darker skin tones have tattoos removed. They do not need to worry about their beautiful skin being marred or damaged. Instead, they can have their tattoos removed with confidence, knowing that once the procedure is done, the only thing that’s going to be missing is the unwanted tattoo. Thanks to this innovative laser, the treatment can benefit patients of all skin tones.
Visit Fox Vein and Laser Experts in Hollywood or Pembroke Pines to learn more about how PicoWay® laser tattoo removal can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.