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Make that unsightly tattoo a thing of the past!

When all you want is clear skin, PicoWay is the best solution. Painting of the human body goes back to the beginning of recorded history, and thus the removal of unwanted tattoos has probably been around that long as well. Get back your freedom to flaunt with Tattoo Removal in OKC at Longevity!

What sets PicoWay apart?

The PicoWay® handpiece delivers short, ultra-pulses of energy that are so fast, they are measured in “Pico seconds” that are trillionths of a second for a faster process.

The PicoWay® laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a more comfortable treatment. Ultra-fast delivery of high-powered energy helps ensure ink is shattered while the least amount of heat is transferred to the skin, which is one of the reasons it is safer for darker skin types.

The PicoWay® is a great way to remove multicolored tattoos or benign pigmented lesions on any skin type and color. Doctors recognize that smaller laser pulses are more effective in breaking up ink particles into smaller fragments and reducing them. Also, the PicoWay® does not damage to the surrounding tissue the way other pigment removal lasers tend to do.

How are tattoos removed?

Medical lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into fragments and then absorbed through your body’s immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks. The larger the tattoo, the more sessions it will take to break down the ink particles.

What will my skin look like after removal?

Right after your treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about five weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.

Are there any side effects?

Occasionally, a whitening of the skin may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6-12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing can vary from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions.

Tattoo Removal Options

Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods can be painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal in Oklahoma City, specifically the PicoWay laser.

Call 405-703-4990 to schedule your free consultation today!