Did you know? The standard definition of a recalcitrant, or hard to remove tattoo, is visible ink persists after TEN laser treatments. Today modern tattoo inks are engineered to be extremely resilient and lightfast – meaning they won’t fade when exposed to the sun’s harmful rays or any other UV radiation such as the kind emitted by some POS Q-switched laser. Manufacturers have gone to great lengths to add chemicals, metals and other proprietary ingredients to their pigments, which make them both brilliant in coloration and unfortunately, difficult to remove. There are hundreds of thousands of patients out there who have had 20 or more treatments and still have their tattoos. Many of the patients who come to me in desperation can’t even remember the number of treatments they’ve had previously!
So there’s one more thing about recalcitrant tattoos that you should know: the definition itself is inaccurate. Someone may have told you that your tattoo is recalcitrant because you’ve had 10 or more treatments but what they’re not telling you is that you’ve been using the wrong laser! In fact, getting treated with the wrong laser can actually create a recalcitrant tattoo by burning the skin and binding up the residual ink within scar tissue – many of those patients come to me in desperation every day. Thankfully PicoSure laser tattoo removal is the fastest, most effective way to clear any kind of tattoo ink. It even improves the look of scars by flattening and smoothing them out.
If you’ve been told you have a Recalcitrant Tattoo and you’re looking for a final solution, I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.
Click below to view these ‘Recalcitrant Tattoo’ images which were all UNSUCCESSFULLY treated by a POS Q-switched laser in some tattoo removal ‘clinic’: