What kind of tattoos can be removed?
With new Picosure technology even stubborn greens, blacks, and red inks can be removed. In about half the number of treatments of older lasers, you can remove many old, or even layered tattoos.
How much time does it take to laser a tattoo ?
Treatment times run between 5 minutes and half an hour typically, depending on the size and intricacy of your tattoo. We pride our laser center on respecting your time and run very much on time.
What are the physics behind removing a foot tattoo in Cranberry?
Think of the particles of ink as "boulders", or very large rocks of color, lodged in your skin. The Picosure laser passes through normal tissue with out damaging it and is selectively absorbed by wavelength into the colors of the tattoo, breaking them up into tiny gravel size pieces that your bodies immune system carts away.
How long until my tattoo is gone?
Every tattoo is different , and at your free consultation we can look at the size, age, color... and give you realistic expectations that may range between 6 visits or so, each 1-2 months apart, allowing your body to do it's part in between visits.
Can anyone have their tattoo removed?
We will assess your risk factors at your consultation. Factors such as skin color, recent sun exposure, medications you are taking are all important things to be completely honest about during your visit. do not use sun sensitizing products(including some antibiotics), self tanning products or tan for several weeks before treatment. That is why winter is an ideal time to finally get rid of that tat you've been hating!
Does laser removal of a foot tattoo hurt?
If you've ever cooked bacon and felt a tiny grease splatter...it's like that, but last 1/20th of a second. This nanosecond technology of the Picosure laser tattoo removal is what makes this a more comfortable format that other inferior machines.
Special considerations when removing a foot tattoo:
Foot tattoos can be one of the hardest parts of the body to remove a tattoo from. This is because of the limited blood supply reaching your extremity compared to other parts of the body, which receive a good blood flow. Your blood flow, and lymph channels is what take away the broken pigment particles that the laser has broken up. But if you are young and healthy, a foot tattoo should not be a problem. here is a picture of one after only two treatments. you can see that the pigment had been unevenly applied and the lighter areas are already almost gone. 2-3 more treatment should take care of this.
If you are looking for safe, fast tattoo removal, call Beaver Valley Foot Clinic’s partner, Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, 724-987-3221 to make an appointment. We have 10 locations in and around the Pittsburgh area. One of our certified laser technicians will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions about tattoo removal or any of our other aesthetic services.