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Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Neil Jones, MD -  - Vein Treatment Center

Laser Vein MedSpa

Neil Jones, MD

Vein Treatment Center & MedSpa located in Morehead City, NC & Jacksonville, NC

Your interests and passions can fluctuate throughout life, and sometimes past tattoos don’t accurately represent your current self. At Laser Vein MedSpa in Morehead City and Jacksonville, North Carolina, Neil Jones, MD, and the team offer laser tattoo removal using the state-of-the-art PicoSure™ system. Call or click to schedule your laser tattoo removal consultation today.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q&A

What is laser tattoo removal?

Though you may have assumed your tattoo would be permanent when you got it, it’s possible to remove a piece you no longer appreciate with a treatment called laser tattoo removal. Laser Vein MedSpa offers this service using PicoSure™, a picosecond laser device that can remove ink in all colors and at various depths. 

PicoSure works by breaking apart the pigments in your tattoo into tiny particles that your body can absorb and flush out naturally. Because pigment absorbs the laser light, the clear skin around your tattoo and in the gaps remains unscathed. 

At Laser Vein MedSpa, the team may give you options for numbing your skin ahead of each laser tattoo removal session. Numbing medications like lidocaine can make laser tattoo removal more tolerable for you, especially if you have a low pain tolerance. Right after the treatment, you can use an ice pack to soothe the skin. 

How long does laser tattoo removal take?

Laser tattoo removal is not a one-and-done process. You’ll almost certainly need multiple sessions spaced a couple of months apart from each other with PicoSure at Laser Vein MedSpa for full clearance of your tattoo. Or, you can get fewer sessions to lighten your tattoo and make it easier to cover up with a new piece. 

The team assesses your tattoo before you start treatment to determine how many sessions you’ll need. The number of sessions it takes depends on:

  • The tattoo’s size
  • The depth of the ink
  • The colors in the tattoo
  • The type of ink
  • How long ago you got the tattoo

Your provider can fill you in on how each of these factors influences the tattoo removal process. 

What are the benefits of laser tattoo removal?

PicoSure offers a number of benefits that draw many people to remove tattoos that they would prefer not to have on their skin any longer. Compared to other tattoo removal options, or leaving your tattoo alone, PicoSure offers:

  • Little or no injury to surrounding skin
  • Quick, minutes-long treatment sessions
  • Successful removal of dark and detailed pigments
  • Fewer treatment sessions overall 

The team makes sure you understand the recovery process after each tattoo removal session. It becomes easier to know what to expect after each treatment, and soon you’ll know exactly how to care for your skin as it heals from tattoo removal with PicoSure. Properly caring for your skin after tattoo removal reduces your chances of irritation and other side effects. 

If you’re interested in removing a tattoo, new or old, call Laser Vein MedSpa to request an appointment or book a consultation online today.