Rethink Your Ink: The latest FDA Approved Laser for Tattoo Removal


Welcome to my final blog post of 2014. As always, I want to share with you a new, innovative technology. This months focus is a laser for tattoo removal: The PicoSure® Laser by Cynosure.

I have written about Cynosure in previous blog posts and I thought that this was a great way to end the year and show Bella readers how to begin a new year with fresh clear skin and without that unwanted tattoo as a reminder of your past.

More than 45 million Americans have tattoos and 20% of those people admit that they regret their tattoo. Do those numbers surprise you? In fact, there was a 43% increase in the number of tattoos removed in 2012, and 40% of people cited employment concerns as a reason for having their tattoo removed. There’s even a popular television show called ‘Tattoo Nightmares’ chronicling the struggle of living with an embarrassing tattoo and attempting to cover it up.  While tattoo cover-up’s may be this shows solution, many people just want their tattoo to dissappear without a trace.  The good news is that tattoo’s don’t have to be permanent.

Before the introduction of Laser Tattoo Removal, people resorted to methods such as acid treatments,  surgical excision and dermabrasion to rid themselves of unwanted tattoos. These potentially harmful treatments were often a painful experience, leaving visible scaring and faint lines. Fortunately tattoo removal methods have come a long way from previous years and it is now safer, more advanced and very effective.

PicoSure® is the latest FDA approved laser tattoo removal technology on the market. It uses state-of-the-art technology to remove ink colors by delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy into the skin. These pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave™, that targets ink and brown spots while avoiding unmarked tissue. PressureWave shatters the ink into tiny, dust-like particles which are easily eliminated by the body. This results in clearer skin without injuring the surrounding skin.

This laser requires fewer treatments (6 or less) and offers greater results using groundbreaking (picosecond) technology. PicoSure laser tattoo removal is the safest and most efficient way to remove tattoos versus traditional tattoo removal methods.


·      Reduced side effects, with less injury to surrounding skin

·      Improved clearance, even on difficult ink colors

·      In office treatments take just minutes

While getting your first tattoo might have seemed like the right decision at the time, maybe you have changed your mind. With The PicoSure® Laser by Cynosure you will enjoy watching your tattoo fade like a distant memory. Your skin will be restored to its natural state with no visibility of the past.

If you are looking to fade your tattoo or remove it completely, please call my office at 212.988.5656 and mention “PicoSure” to set up your appointment.  During your consultation I will examine your tattoo, determine the approximate number of treatments, and cost for removal. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!

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  • Ever since Picosure was released, the tattoo removal industry has evolved rapidly. These are amazing lasers that not only reduce the amount of sessions required, but also provide the best results. I can’t wait to see whats in store for the future.

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