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Tattoo Removal in Mishawaka

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Getting a tattoo removed used to be a daunting prospect due to expensive price tags and painful treatment sessions. However, The Centre, P.C. in Mishawaka now offers PicoSure, the fastest and most efficient option for tattoo removal. Faster lasers produce less heat and therefore less damage to surrounding tissue, making it more precise and less painful.

In addition to tattoo removal, PicoSure can treat acne scars, wrinkles, pigmented lesions, and increase collagen production. Since the revolutionary treatment is safer and gentler than other tattoo removal options, results appear quickly and require minimal recovery time. Choose PicoSure if you are ready to quickly get rid of your tattoos or transform your skin’s appearance and health.

How PicoSure Works to Remove Tattoos

PicoSure utilizes short but intense laser bursts to break up ink particles within the skin. Once the laser breaks up ink pigments, the immune system absorbs the particles and naturally flushes them from the body. Over time, the tattoo particles will gradually fade through the lymphatic system and the skin will return to its natural color. 

PicoSure uses shorter and stronger laser bursts than other tattoo removal technology, resulting in more effective results in less time. The incredibly short laser pulses ensure the skin is not at risk of thermal damage and scarring after treatment. Our Cynosure® PicoSure laser uses a specific light wavelength to target the tattoo ink in the skin. Minimal damage is done to the surrounding skin while providing maximum tattoo removal.

Removing Color Tattoos with PicoSure

The PicoSure technology successfully and efficiently removes both black and colored ink. The tattoo removal laser at our medical spa features four wavelengths to target a wide range of colors—even difficult-to-treat green and sky blue. As the tattoo is treated, laser energy gently vibrates and shatters the tattoo ink into easily eliminated microparticles.

Additional Benefits of PicoSure

Beyond tattoo removal, PicoSure treatments can help treat aging effects. The technology reduces visible aging signs by promoting the body’s natural healing processes and collagen production. Cosmetic concerns PicoSure can target include acne scarring, wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven skin tone or texture.

Over time, the treatment sessions result in smoother skin texture and tone, resurfaced acne scars, and reduced wrinkles. PicoSure can also reduce skin imperfections on the neck, chest, hands, and arms. Rejuvenating effects on the skin are long-lasting after treatment, but additional sessions every six months are recommended to maintain enhancements.

Possible Complications of PicoSure

After a PicoSure treatment at our medical spa, a patient may experience redness, blisters, and swelling of the treated areas. Immediately after treatment, the skin may feel slightly sunburned for a few days. It is vital to avoid excessive sun exposure for several weeks after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.

The treatment works for most skin tones, textures, and tattoo colors, making PicoSure an ideal choice for anyone looking to improve their skin. Several treatment sessions every four to six weeks are necessary for more severe aging signs or stubborn tattoos, and five to 15 treatments are typically necessary to achieve full ink removal.

Call to Discuss PicoSure Treatments in Mishawaka

Regrettable tattoos are a prevalent issue for many people, but the removal process no longer has to be expensive, painful, and lengthy. PicoSure is an innovative technology for removing tattoos more thoroughly and quickly. Results depend upon the tattoo age, size, color, and location on the body, all of which may impact successful tattoo removal.

Additionally, PicoSure is an excellent choice for reducing skin imperfections and rejuvenating your appearance. To learn more about the laser tattoo removal options at our Mishawaka office, contact Centre Yourself Medical Rejuvenation Spa today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Tattoo Removal Done?

The laser emits a highly focused beam of laser light which passes, harmlessly, through the outer layer of the skin and is absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink or the excess pigment within the lesion.

As the light is absorbed, it is quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature within the treatment area fractures the ink or pigment into tiny particles. The tattoo ink is destructed, absorbed, and removed through the body’s own filtering system. Minimal damage is done to the surrounding skin while providing maximum tattoo removal.

A tattoo’s color, depth, and the chemical composition of the ink all affect how it responds to the laser during tattoo removal treatment. Black, red, dark orange, and dark blue ink will usually respond relatively quickly to treatments. However, green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue ink may require additional treatments. A wide range of pigmented lesions can also be treated including freckles, sunspots, and many brown colored birthmarks.

What should I expect from Tattoo Removal?

Since the laser light selectively targets the undesired ink or pigment, other tissues remain largely unaffected, and therefore, most patients report moderate discomfort. Many people compare the sensation of pulses to the snap of a rubber band.

Immediately after the laser treatment, the treated areas may become whitish colored and swell slightly. This whiteness subsides in about thirty minutes. The swelling may last longer by can be reduced by cooling the skin with an ice pack.

Will the tattoo disappear completely after I have tattoo removal treatment?

Generally, the majority of the tattoo will fade or disappear completely. Different colors of ink respond differently to the laser treatment. While black, blue or red may respond very well to the laser, green and yellow generally are very difficult to remove and may require several sessions. The cosmetic surgeon will be able to evaluate your tattoo and discuss with you the probability of achieving your desired result.

How long does tattoo removal take?

Depending on the size and location of the tattoo or lesion, each treatment usually takes between ten and thirty minutes. Tattoo removal may require five or more treatments that are spaced four weeks apart to allow your body sufficient time to fully eliminate loosened particles of ink or pigment.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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