Tattoo regret is a real issue for many adults. What was once an innocent tattoo may no longer fit into a mature lifestyle. In this instance, Allegro MedSpa can help, utilizing PicoWay laser tattoo removal technology. There will be no more need to try, often unsuccessfully, to cover a tattoo with makeup or clothing. Over the course of several months, almost any shape, size, or color tattoo can be safely, and effectively removed in our luxurious Santa Rosa office.
What is the PicoWay Laser?
Traditional tattoo removal lasers work by using thermal energy to heat the ink located deep under the skin. The PicoWay laser is different in that it relies on ultra-short pulses of energy, one trillionth of a second in length, to reach the tattoo ink. These strong pulses will break up the ink on contact, bursting it into extremely small particles. Over the following four to six weeks, the body will metabolize and remove the ink particles; slowly the tattoo will begin to fade. After three to six treatments, spaced six weeks apart, the tattoo will be removed.
How is Allegro MedSpa’s tattoo removal performed?
Once the patient is comfortable positioned in the Allegro MedSpa treatment room, the provider will assess the tattoo. The handheld PicoWay laser will then pass over the treatment area in a continuous motion. Each tattoo removal session will take only a few minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. While this process is not considered painful, some patients do note moderate discomfort while the laser is on the skin. Allegro MedSpa can provide a topical anesthetic for patients, ensuring a comfortable experience.
Who is a good candidate for tattoo removal in Napa Valley?
Potential patients for tattoo removal should be in good health, understand the PicoWay process, and hold realistic expectations for their final results. Any tattoo can be treated with Allegro MedSpa’s cutting-edge system, including both professional and amateur body art. PicoWay can rid black ink, as well as harder to treat colors such as blue/green, with ease. However, those with an active skin infection may be asked to postpone their tattoo removal procedure.
Unmatched tattoo removal results from Allegro MedSpa:
Allegro MedSpa is known for providing the best noninvasive, aesthetic treatments in Napa Valley, including tattoo removal. The PicoWay laser system ensures the safest and most effective tattoo elimination treatment available. Compared with more traditional tattoo removal lasers, the PicoWay laser requires fewer sessions, less downtime, and treats even the most difficult ink colors completely.
Getting started on tattoo removal at Santa Rosa’s Allegro MedSpa:
If you are interested in additional information about the tattoo removal process at Allegro MedSpa, contact our office at 707.537.2123. We will be happy to answer your questions, as well as assist in scheduling a complimentary tattoo removal consultation. For those potential patients not in the Napa Valley area, Allegro MedSpa offers virtual consultations, as well. Before you come to Allegro MedSpa for the first time, be sure to speak with a patient coordinator for driving directions; we can also provide valuable information about luxurious Napa Valley accommodations and the best gourmet dining choices in the area.
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Tattoo Removal FAQ:
What is laser tattoo removal at Allegro Medspa?
Using an intense beam of calibrated laser light, the aesthetic professionals at Allegro MedSpa can break up tattoo ink, deep within the skin. The light will cause the ink to shatter into tiny particles, allowing them to be safely and easily removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
How is PicoWay different from more traditional laser tattoo removal?
Up until recently, most tattoo removal was performed with the Q-switched laser, heating the deep layers of ink. The PicoWay Laser is unique in that its ultrafast, tiny pulses of energy actually burst the ink into tiny particles. The tattoo is therefore removed quicker and more efficiently.
What color ink is easiest to treat with the PicoWay Laser at Allegro MedSpa?
The PicoWay Laser can effectively treat all colors of tattoo ink, including stubborn blues and greens.
What happens during Allegro MedSpa’s tattoo removal session?
Once the patient is comfortably positioned in one of Allegro MedSpa’s private treatment rooms, a topical numbing lotion will be applied. Next, the provider will glide the handheld PicoWay laser across the targeted tattoo area. One or two passes may be required; taking only a few seconds each.
Does Allegro MedSpa’s laser tattoo removal procedure hurt?
While the tattoo removal procedure at Allegro MedSpa is not considered painful, there is some degree of discomfort. Patients have the option of a topical anesthetic to increase their comfort level during treatment.
How many sessions will it take to remove my tattoo?
The number of tattoo removal treatments will depend on the color, size, and depth of the tattoo. Most patients can see complete elimination of their tattoo after three to six sessions, although sometimes sooner. Each session should be spaced at least six weeks apart.
What can be expected during the tattoo removal recovery period?
The treated area may itch or burn for the first few days, as it heals. Blistering is also common, and these should be left to pop on their own. For the first 24-48 hours, patients should avoid strenuous activities and tight clothing, so as not to irritate the treatment area.
Is the PicoWay Laser safe?
Yes, the PicoWay Laser is considered safe, using technology approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tattoo removal. There are almost no complications associated with the PicoWay Laser.
How much does the PicoWay tattoo removal cost at Allegro MedSpa?
The price laser removal will depend on the size and location of the tattoo. During the complimentary consultation appointment at Allegro Medspa, the exact cost of a tattoo removal will be determined.