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Medical Treatments

Tattoo Removal

For those who want to remove old tattoos, they can rest assured that they are in good hands at Advanced Body and Laser Center. The PicoWay Laser technology our team uses is amongst the most sophisticated tattoo removal technology in the market. With it, our team of medical professionals can remove any tattoo entirely, colors and all. Perhaps the best thing about the PicoWay Laser technology is the fact that it is so much more efficient: by using three lasers, it can tackle all colors at once, instead of tacking time onto the process by constantly switching lasers for each color in your tattoo. The state-of-the art design works for all skin types, and can even be used to remove spots and other pigment discolorations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

The PicoWay Laser uses three wavelength lasers to emit intense pulses of light, which break the tattoo ink down into microscopic particles. After the ink breaks down, your body’s lymphatic system (a natural filter) absorbs the leftover particles. Because of this, the tattoo gradually loses its luster, beginning to fade and disappear entirely after enough treatments. And, since the PicoWay Laser only targets tattoo ink, it leaves surrounding skin untouched, minimizing potential pain and scarring while maximizing results.

How many treatments do I need?       

The number of treatments that you need will be wholly dependent on the size and coloration of your tattoo. However, your tattoo may disappear after just 2 to 4 visits—though you might need to book more sessions to ensure best results.

What are the benefits?

This procedure is your ticket to permanently ink-free skin, if that is your goal. It is also significantly less time-consuming than traditional tattoo removal treatments, since it uses three wavelength lasers, and can also remove all colors at once.

Does the treatment hurt?

The pain of tattoo removal varies from guest to guest. We use a topical, local anesthetic cream in the area or inject lidocaine to help alleviate any discomfort. The energy from the laser’s powerful light pulse has been likened to a hot, snapping rubber band on your skin.

Can Tattoo Removal cause damage to the treated area?

Typically, damage is minimal, particularly since the three wavelength lasers specifically target ink rather than skin. Mild texture changes and irregular pigmentation might surface after your treatment, but these changes typically don’t last more than a few months, and are rarely permanent.

Will I notice the difference right away?

There will not be an immediate difference, however the tattoo will begin to fade after you finish recovering from any potential scabs, crusts, blisters, or bruising (usually around 2 weeks).

What can I expect after treatment?

The intense light from the lasers may cause a superficial burn wound, and a whitening of the skin, lasting for several minutes. Some guests may develop blisters, scabs, or crusts (within 1 to 3 days of the procedure) lasting up to 1 to 2 weeks. In these cases, remember to never pick your scab—doing so might prevent hypopigmentation of your skin. It is also possible to develop bruising or swelling. As you’re recovering, the treated area will gradually fade, with noticeable results appearing after completely healing.

What is the recovery time?

Typically, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to completely heal from this procedure. However, recovery time varies from guest to guest (shorter or longer).

Where can I receive my treatment?

You can get your tattoos removed at our locations in Visalia or Fresno.

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