Tattoo Removal/ PicoSure

Tattoo Removal/ PicoSure Specialist
For those who are unhappy with a tattoo and wish to have it removed, Dr. Elledge can help. At her practice, South Bay, Torrance, Carson, and Greater Los Angeles area patients can get help ridding themselves of unwanted tattoos with the PicoSure™ system. Visit her office in Torrance, CA for a free consultation.

Tattoo Removal Q&A

by Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG

How does PicoSure™ work?

For many individuals, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of tattoo removal is pain. This does not have to be the case. In the past, the Q-Switched lasers had been the best available option for removing tattoos. Q-switched laser treatments employ thermal energy, or heat, to break apart the ink particles, effectively destroying them. Now with PicoSure™, ultra-short pulses which occur at one trillionth of a second hit ink particles with great pressure, essentially ink shattering the ink into tiny particles no bigger than dust. Since these particles are so much smaller, the body can easily absorb and eliminate them. With this technology, patients can expect better results in fewer treatments.

Why should I choose PicoSure Laser treatment?

Tattoo removal methods have grown exponentially since their inception. Instead of the potentially harmful treatments, which often had painful, and unexpected side effects patients can now choose far less harmful methods which provide better results. Until recently, patients’ options consisted of acid treatments, surgical excision, and dermabrasion. Now with PicoSure™ tattoo removal, patients can achieve results in fewer treatments and experience far less discomfort. In addition, PicoSure™ patients and doctors have reported better clearance, or fading, of the tattoo with an improved recovery time time and again.

What do I do next?

When you are ready to have a serious conversation with the doctor about removing your tattoo, contact the office to schedule a consultation. Since every tattoo is unique and will be made up of different colors and volumes of ink, this consultation will provide the doctor with the information needed to determine what treatment you need, including how many treatments are needed and what to expect. Call the office to schedule a free consultation today, where you can discuss your goals with the doctor and get started on finally removing that unwanted ink.

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Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG
3655 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 111
Torrance, CA 90505