Release Unwanted Ink

You can finally get rid of the tattoo you regret with the Picolaze laser. At MG Plastic Surgery, we offer the latest tattoo removal technologies to help men and women in McMinnville, OR, safely say goodbye to their unwanted ink.

Tattoo Regret

Tattoo regret is more common than one may think. Among people who have multiple tattoos, a large percentage are unhappy with at least one of them. You might feel that you have evolved beyond your design, especially if you got it when you were very young. Other times, people find that their ink does not age well. Over the years, you might see it fading or becoming distorted. Getting rid of an old tattoo can bring a renewed sense of freedom.

What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a treatment that uses heat technology to get rid of tattoos by breaking up the ink. Once the ink has broken into tiny particles, your body clears it out of your system. The technology first emerged in the 1990s and was improved with the development of continuous wave and Q-switch lasers.

Now, Picolaze lasers offer even faster treatment times and better results. Our Picolaze lasers use heat technology administered via a high-speed pulse duration. Unlike older lasers, the shortness of their pulses enables them to use minimal heat, which is safer for your skin.

Who Is a Candidate for This Treatment?

We recommend this treatment for people who want to get rid of an old tattoo or clear some canvas so that a tattoo artist can re-design one. If you were not happy with your tattoo's outcome or feel you have outgrown a design, this treatment can help you update your look. People who have tried other methods of tattoo removal in the past with limited success might be surprised by the excellent results this new technology offers.

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Does this treatment work on all skin types?

How many sessions are needed?

How long should I wait between sessions?

Does this treatment work on all skin types?

Does this treatment work on all skin types?

Yes. In the past, older lasers could only treat a limited range of skin colors. Darker colors were simpler to treat than lighter ones, and some shades were impossible to remove. Our lasers can address the full-color spectrum, including soft pastels.

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions you need depends on your tattoo and the rate at which your body can clear the ink. For most people, between 5 and 10 sessions will achieve the results they want. Treating a large area of skin or doing multiple tattoos will require more work than people with smaller and fewer tattoos.

How long should I wait between sessions?

We schedule six weeks between tattoo removal sessions. This allows your body to fully process each treatment before going on to the next, clearing away the maximum amount of ink every time the laser is applied.

Does this treatment work on all skin types?

Yes. In the past, laser tattoo removal was less effective on people with dark skin. Our Picolze lasers perform well on everybody. Unlike older treatments, they target the ink without relying on a big difference between the tattoo's color and the skin's color.

Get a Fresh Look

Removing an unwanted tattoo can give you a fresh, clean look. If you are embarrassed to wear swimsuits or summer clothes because you don’t want to show your tattoo, removing it is a permanent way to solve the problem. You can restore your skin to a fresh, blank slate.

Many people choose tattoo removal because they contain references to people, images, or symbols no longer meaningful to them. Whatever your reasons for wanting an old tattoo gone, laser tattoo removal is a safe way to undo a design that is no longer serving you.

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Put Unwanted Tattoos in the Past

Your appearance is part of your outward expression, and you have the right to feel comfortable in your skin. Clear skin is just a few sessions away with the latest tattoo removal technology. Contact us at MG Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation! 

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