Who’s performing your laser tattoo removal? Only a qualified doctor, preferably board-certified in plastic surgery, can prescribe cosmetic laser treatments. Your doctor may delegate the application to an experienced professional, such as a Registered Nurse, who’s been specially trained in the use of a state-of-the-art laser workstation. The FDA requires a physician’s order for PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatments because it takes years of training and experience to provide quality services to a patient and a laser in the wrong hands can cause immense damage, including scars, burns and unsightly tattoo remnants.
I’ve had numerous patients come to me, after they received improper treatment at the hands of some inexperienced “laser technician”, asking me to fix their less than esthetic results. Luckily the PicoSure laser is also FDA cleared for scar rejuvenation but it takes experience and know-how to achieve success. With PicoSure, I’m able to remove the remaining ink blots and improve the appearance of the scar tissue. Unfortunately, the proliferation and limitations of POS nanosecond (slow) q-switched lasers often have providers applying too much energy in an attempt to remove a blue, green or recalcitrant ink that they’re incapable of treating. If you’re living with an unsightly blotch of ink after having POS q-switched laser tattoo removal you know just what I’m talking about. Fortunately, the PicoSure laser minimizes the potential for side effects by pulsing so fast that the ink is shattered with a PressureWave leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Q: Are you using the PicoSure laser or some POS with ancient q-switched technology packaged as “The Latest & Greatest!” If you’ve been injured by a q-switched laser or want to remove your residual ink from previous treatments, I can be reached in Austin, TX @ my new location: Austin Medspa 512-479-9997. I’ll be glad to finally rid you of your unwanted ink once and for all.