Most people get tattoos as a way of self-expression. They want the world to know something about them, be it their political views, their cultural identity, a group or game that they are affiliated with, their relationship status or their hopes and dreams for the future.
A few years ago, the only options available for tattoo colors were black or dark blue ink. However, in the past few decades, the art of applying tattoos has taken leaps and bounds forward. Now tattoo artists can use very vibrant colors. This allows them to create tattoos that are not only beautiful, but that also look more realistic.
All of this is great when a person makes the decision to get a tattoo. But what happens when a person wants to remove the tattoo? Now these beautiful and vibrant colors go from being something attractive to being something that makes tattoo removal a challenge. Fortunately, PicoWay® laser treatments use state-of-the-art technology for tattoo removal.
So, what determines how easy or hard it is to remove the tattoo ink? For one thing, it’s the color. Typically, the easiest colors to remove are:
- Dark blue
The hardest colors to remove are:
- Pale blue
In addition to the color, there are other factors that will determine how big of a challenge it is to remove ink. For example, the depth of the ink in the dermis is a factor. Usually, black shadows are not very deep in the dermis and are easier to remove. The age of the tattoo is another factor to consider. Tattoos fade with time. They don’t disappear. However, the colors start to fade. The older a tattoo is, the easier it is for lasers to remove it.
With that being said, a new tattoo with a lot of vibrant, bright colors can be a challenge to remove with traditional laser tattoo removal methods. In fact, a few years ago, it would have been almost impossible to remove a tattoo like that. However, thanks to PicoWay® laser treatments, even the brightest colored tattoos can be removed without a problem.
PicoWay® is a revolutionary laser technology that uses multiple short laser bursts. The laser bursts are so fast that they are measured in picoseconds. One picosecond is one trillionth of a second. In the space of one second, this laser theoretically could generate over 1 trillion pulses.
Since the laser pulse on your skin happens so quickly, it does not damage your skin. The laser is able to break up even the brightest colors down to their basic parts. This makes it a lot easier for your skin to absorb the ink.
Since the lasers are on your skin for such a short amount of time, they do not generate heat. So, you do not feel much discomfort. With PicoWay® laser treatments, you have fewer visits to our office, a shorter recovery time, less discomfort and better results.
There are a lot of reasons why a person may opt to get a vibrantly colored tattoo. Now, thanks to PicoWay® laser tattoo removal at Fox Vein and Laser Experts, if that individual wants to get the tattoo removed, they can have it done successfully and quickly.