Laser Tattoo Removal In Plano, TX

Tattoo removal has evolved tremendously over the years, with the advent of advanced laser technology providing safer, faster, and more effective results. At Ultimate Image MedSpa we leverage the power of the innovative Candela PicoWay laser system for tattoo removal treatments. PicoWay uses ultra-short pulses of energy that shatter tattoo ink into tiny particles, allowing your body to eliminate them naturally. This revolutionary technology can treat a wide array of tattoo types across various skin tones and types.

Treatment sessions at Ultimate Image MedSpa are performed by our team of licensed and experienced laser specialists, making the process as comfortable as possible. You can start noticing visible lightening of your tattoo after the first few sessions, with significant fading achieved after several treatments spaced a few weeks apart. With proper aftercare, the results of your tattoo removal can be permanent. Don’t let an unwanted tattoo define you any longer. Experience the power of PicoWay laser tattoo removal at Ultimate Image MedSpa today by booking your appointment online. Our expert team is ready to answer your questions and guide you on the path to clear skin!

PicoWay® is an advanced laser treatment for tattoo removal, pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging.

PicoWay treats multi-colored tattoos on different skin types. PicoWay utilizes unique picosecond laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments – more than any other traditional laser tattoo removal solution available*. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoWay delivers energy to the targeted ink in ultra-short pulses that are so fast, they’re measured in picoseconds — that’s one trillionth of a second.

Pretreatment Instructions

  • Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment.
  • Your technician may ask you to stop any oral or topical medications or other skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment.
  • Tanned skin types should not be treated. If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) tan, you may develop hypo-pigmentation (white spots) and this may not clear for 2-3 months, or even longer.
  • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
  • Your provider may apply a topical anesthetic for treatment discomfort. This should be removed just prior to treatment.

Intraoperative Care

  • The skin is thoroughly cleaned prior to treatment.
  • If treating the upper lip, the teeth may be protected with a moist, wet gauze. The gauze also serves to support the lip during treatment, allowing a surface to push against.
  • Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The patient and all personnel in the treatment room MUST wear protective eyewear during the procedure to reduce the risk of eye injury. Your technician will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort.
  • Multiple treatments will be necessary.

Post Operative Treatment Care

  • Immediately after treatment, there should be a “slight frosting” on the area that is treated. Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site can occur and may last up to 2 hours or longer. Pinpoint bleeding may also occur.
  • An ointment (Aquaphor, bacitracin, or even Vaseline) should be applied to the treated area and covered with a non-stick bandage.
  • After the treatment, the skin will scab over. It is very important not to pick, scratch or aggressively wash the area to prevent possible scarring. This crust should flake off in 7-10 days.
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation (darker pigmentation)
  • Use sun block (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of your treatments.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with any other wound.
  • Call your Ultimate Image office at 972-800-2127 with any questions or concerns.

Benefits of Tattoo Removal

  • Permanent removal or lightening of tattoos.
  • Can treat a wide variety of tattoo types, colors, and sizes.
  • Candela PicoWay technology ensures a fast and effective treatment.
  • Minimally invasive treatment with little to no downtime.
  • Personalized treatment plans designed for optimal results.
  • Suitable for many skin types and tones.
  • Few side effects, most of which are temporary.
  • It can help improve your confidence and self-image.

Treatment Areas

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FAQs

The PicoWay laser light is targeted at colors matching the specific laser wavelength in ultra-short picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the tattoo into very tiny particles, which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for ALL skin types, with fewer side effects.

The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the age, location, depth, size and type of tattoo. All tattoos will require several treatments for optimal results

Yes, PicoWay treatment is indicated for all skin types. Ideally, the wavelength selected for eradication of the tattoo should be highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment and only minimally absorbed by other chromophores in the skin. Absorption of radiation by most pigments in amateur and professional tattoos is strong in the near-infrared region of the spectrum. By contrast, the surrounding melanin has a very broad absorption band throughout the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared regions of the spectrum, with absorption of light greatest in the ultraviolet, and least in the near-infrared. Other chromophores in the skin, such as hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, should have little to no absorption of light within the selected wavelength. The 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths produced by the PicoWay laser have been carefully selected to utilize the difference in absorption for the treatment of tattoo pigments. Treatment of tattoos can therefore be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures.

Many kinds of tattoos can be treated including professional, amateur, traumatic and even recalcitrant tattoos. Recalcitrant tattoos are tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.

Q-Switch technology requires numerous treatment sessions, causes significant discomfort during treatment and, in many cases, incompletely removes tattoos and pigmented lesions. Picosecond technology, has ultra-short pulse durations, 100 times shorter than Q-switch lasers, and in the trillionths of a second. These bursts of energy create a photoacoustic impact which breaks up the tattoo ink or pigmentation into smaller, more easily absorbed particles. PicoWay’s unique, proprietary mode of action has the highest peak power and the shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market for superior efficacy, safety and comfort. PicoWay is the answer physicians are looking for to combat the reluctance patients may have to treat tattoos or more complex pigmented lesions.

PicoWay’s unique, proprietary mode of action has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market for superior efficacy, safety and comfort. PicoWay’s ultrashort pulses enable the strong photoacoustic impact needed to fracture pigment particles using lower fluences, for better clearance in fewer treatments. PicoWay’s novel design architecture enables PicoWay to be robust, reliable and scalable for future application developments.

PicoWay is the world’s first and only dual laser device with proprietary PicoWay technology: Dual wavelengths – 1064 nm & 532 nm wavelengths in one laser system. Treat the widest range of tattoos – 2 wavelengths to treat most tattoo colors & types, including recalcitrant tattoos. Treat dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions – Large spot sizes enable deep penetration when needed. Highest peak power – For effective energy over the broadest range of spot sizes. Shortest picosecond pulses – 40% shorter picosecond pulses mean effective, yet lower energy for less risk of side effects.

•   Limited treatment of tattoo colors and types

•   Inability to effectively break  up  ink particles

•    Discomfort during treatments

•    Certain risks, particularly with darker skin tones

The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the age, location, depth, size and type of tattoo. All tattoos will require several treatments for optimal results.

During the first visit, the skin’s reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most effective treatment. Immediately following treatment, cold compresses may be applied to soothe the treated area. A topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended. In the first few days, take are to avoid scrubbing the area or using abrasive skin cleansers.

The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on the nature and location of the tattoo on the body. 

PicoWay® treatments selectively treat the tattoo while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. After treatments, patients may experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening of the skin following treatment. The skin will typically resolve to a normal skin tone.

Few Treatments: FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in few treatments for different skin types.
Fast Results: With it’s ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay will shatter even tiny ink particles making it easier for the body to clear the tattoo ink.
Minimized Risk: PicoWay’s ultra-short pulses also optimize the delivery of energy to the targeted ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated, while the least amount of heat gets transferred into the skin.
Minimal Discomfort: Since PicoWay’s pulses are fast, you’ll feel minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.

• Depth:  Ink is injected into the dermis, below the skin, where it’s harder to remove.
• Ink Particle Size:  The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles making them easier for the body to carry away, but sometimes the remaining ink particles are still too large, even after multiple laser treatments.
• Color:  While blues and blacks are easy to treat, other colors such as reds and yellows can be difficult to remove.
• Skin Tone:  With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles.
Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.

PicoWay is a remarkably innovative multi-wavelength picosecond laser from Syneron Candela. PicoWay enables removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type. PicoWay’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue. These bursts of energy create a photo-mechanical impact which breaks up the tattoo ink or pigmentation into smaller, more easily eliminated particles, which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for ALL skin types, with fewer side effects.

The following are the main advantages of PicoWay:

• Few Treatments: FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in few treatments for different skin types.

• Fast Results: With it’s ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay will shatter even tiny ink particles making it easier for the body to clear the tattoo ink.

• Minimized Risk: PicoWay’s ultra-short pulses also optimize the delivery of energy to the targeted ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated, while the least amount of heat gets transferred into the skin.

• Minimal Discomfort: Since PicoWay’s pulses are fast, you’ll feel minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.

• Wide Spectrum: PicoWay treats multi-colored tattoos on different skin types

PicoWay is indicated for the treatment of tattoos and benign cutaneous pigmented lesions. The decision to treat with laser therapy should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient factors.

Pigmented lesions that can be treated with PicoWay include, but are not limited to the following: Laser Skin Toning, Solar or Senile Lentigines, Freckles (Ephelides), Café au lait, Nevus of Ota, Beckers Nevus.

Many kinds of tattoos can be treated including professional, amateur, traumatic and even recalcitrant tattoos. Recalcitrant tattoos are tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.

Pain threshold is different for every person and also it depends on the area getting treated. The treatment time is much quicker than receiving a tattoo. The feeling is similar to a rubber band flicking your skin or oil touching your skin while cooking. Our Technicians will provide powerful topical anesthesia creams and/or ice packs for anyone requiring pain control.

With the advanced Syneron Candela Picoway Laser System the average number of treatments to achieve total clearance is between 4 to 6. Results will vary based on size, skin type, location, amount of ink used, client’s immune system and other variables.

Absolutely. When performed by licensed, certified, and experienced professionals like those at Ultimate Image MedSpa, tattoo removal is considered safe. Our team uses FDA-approved PicoWay laser equipment and follows stringent protocols to ensure patient safety. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, which your specialist will discuss with you during your consultation.

Pain perception can vary between individuals, but most clients report feeling a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. At Ultimate Image MedSpa, we take every measure to ensure your comfort, including using cooling systems and numbing creams if necessary.

The number of sessions required varies based on several factors, including the size, color, age of the tattoo, and the individual’s skin type. On average, clients see optimal results after several treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Your specialist at Ultimate Image MedSpa will create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best results.

Yes, laser tattoo removal results are typically permanent. The PicoWay laser system breaks down the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are then naturally eliminated by your body.

To prepare for your session, avoid sun exposure and self-tanning lotions for at least two weeks. Keeping the area to be treated moisturized and healthy is also important. If you have a history of cold sores, let your specialist know.

After tattoo removal, you may notice some redness, swelling, or light blistering around the treated area, similar to mild sunburn. These are normal reactions and typically subside within a few days. We recommend avoiding sun exposure and vigorous exercise for 24 hours and using a gentle moisturizer and broad-spectrum SPF on the treated areas.

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