Winston-Salem Monthly - October 2014
Dear Dr. Anne,
In college I decided to get a tattoo on a whim. Like many other young people, we make decisions without thinking and regret our choices later. Fast forward 10 years and now I am a mom and have a career that I'm proud of. What I'm not proud of is this doggone tattoo. Can you help me undo this mistake from college?
Jen H., Winston-Salem
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a story like yours I would be a rich woman! Getting a tattoo often represents a milestone or a memory in a person's life, but according to consumer research studies, nearly 20% of the 45 million Americans with tattoos will eventually regret their decision. And surprisingly enough, 69% of patients who want their tattoos removed are female, single, and college educated between the ages of 24-39. So Jen, you are not alone. And yes, I can help!
Picosure is the latest breakthrough in Laser Tattoo Removal. The Picosure laser offers unprecedented clearing of all colors, including stubborn blues and greens with faster recovery, fewer treatments and greater results.
Here's a quick science lesson. Ultra-short pulse bursts of energy are delivered to the skin in just trillionths of a second. The picosecond pulse is 100 times shorter than the nanosecond technology used with traditional tattoo removal systems. The Picosure system represents an improvement over previous tattoo removal technology because it breaks down the pigment of the ink into much smaller particles, making it easier for the body's immune system to absorb.
We recommend scheduling Picosure treatments 6-8 weeks apart to allow for the fading that occurs following a session and to get the full benefit of Picosure.
I know what you are thinking ... does it hurt? Well, here at Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center we go to extremes to make you comfortable during your treatment. We use a topical and unjectable numbing agent so discomfort is minimal as well as the Zimmer Chiller, which delivers cold air to the skin as the laser is being used. It's a pretty painless procedure.
So, Jen you do not have to live with that mistake the rest of your life. Call me today and we can schedule a session to undo that tattoo!
Also, please join us at our Free Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal Open House on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5-7pm!