Laser Tattoo and Hair Removal – Get Ready to Show Some Skin
With spring just a couple of weeks away, many of us are already thinking ahead to summer. While some are looking forward to shedding our winter attire, others may not be so anxious to show more skin. The lack of enthusiasm for wearing skin-revealing summer attire often stems from unwanted hair or a regrettable tattoo. If either of these has you dreading the arrival of summer, it might be time to consider laser treatments for tattoo or hair removal.
Laser Tattoo Removal
An old or unwanted tattoo can make some people uncomfortable with showing more skin. While it may have been a work of art when it was done, tattoos often fade over time, making them less attractive. In some cases, a tattoo can be a source of regret. Whatever the reason for wanting to get rid of it, tattoo removal has historically been a painful process, often producing less-than-stellar results.
With laser tattoo removal, this is no longer the case. The PicoSure laser by Cynosure is the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, which works with your body to remove unwanted ink. PicoSure’s laser energy specifically targets tattoo ink, successfully breaking it down without any adverse effects on the surrounding tissue. Picosure is effective on multicolored tattoos and hard-to-remove black ink as well as previously treated tattoos. Multiple treatments are required to achieve the desired results. Your medical aesthetics professional will be able to assess the difficulty associated with your specific tattoo and provide an estimate of the number of treatments required.
Laser Hair Removal
The removal of unwanted hair in the summer is a constant battle. From your underarms and legs to your bikini line and unwanted facial hair, it’s a never-ending chore. Most hair removal methods simply take up too much time and are either messy or cause unsightly skin irritation.
With their spring and summer wardrobes showing off more skin, some women find shaving to be an almost daily task. While it may provide the hair removal desired, the constant shaving can cause irritation like razor nicks and bumps which aren’t any more attractive than the unwanted hair.
Waxing can be a more effective hair removal method but it comes with its own set of issues. If you’ve ever had waxing done, you know how painful the process can be, not to mention the discomfort of waiting for regrowth of ¼ to ½ inch before repeating the process. In addition to all of that, the skin in the waxed area may be red and sore for a few hours or more. The other option is depilatory creams. While they have improved over time, these creams can be messy and some can have an unpleasant odor. And tweezing and plucking stray facial hair can sometimes feel like an exercise in self-torture.
Laser hair removal with the Cynosure Palomar Vectus laser can be the perfect solution. The Vectus emits powerful light energy that targets and heats hair follicles. Treatment with the Vectus laser damages the hair follicles, permanently rendering them unable to produce any significant regrowth. Some patients experience the regrowth of very fine hair that is almost invisible, while others experience no regrowth at all. Laser hair removal treatments are a quick, painless way to permanently reduce or eliminate unwanted hair with irritation or damage to the surrounding skin.
Vectus and PicoSure Laser Treatments at Vive
Laser treatments can have you looking forward to showing off some skin. Get rid of that tired or regrettable tattoo and complement your warm-weather wardrobe with smooth skin, free of unwanted hair. Now is the perfect time to get started.
At Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, our goal is to help you look your very best and ensure your experience with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. To learn more about our laser treatments or any of our many medical aesthetic services and discover which one is right for you, schedule a consultation today!