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Laser Tattoo Removal with Picoway at Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics & Med Spa

Life changes, and sometimes, so does your taste in body art. Maybe that college tribute tattoo isn’t quite your vibe anymore, or a faded design needs a refresh. Whatever your reason, Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics & Med Spa in Lubbock, TX, is here to help you shed the past and reveal the skin you love with advanced laser treatment using the industry-leading Picoway® laser. Our service helps clients feel confident by providing effective and transformative results.

The Fading Project

What is Tattoo Removal?

Tattoos are permanent markings created by inserting ink into the dermis, the middle layer of your skin. Laser tattoo removal utilizes concentrated light energy to break down these ink particles into tiny fragments. The body’s natural immune system then recognizes these fragments as foreign invaders and eliminates them over time. This process gradually fades the tattoo, revealing your original skin underneath as the patient's body eliminates the ink particles.

There are different types of lasers used for tattoo removal, but the Picoway® laser at Glo & Spa-rkle stands out for its advanced technology. Here’s what makes Picoway® unique:

Picosecond Technology:

Traditional lasers deliver nanosecond (billionth of a second) pulses of light. Picoway®, however, utilizes ultra-short picosecond (trillionth of a second) pulses. These rapid pulses create a photoacoustic effect, shattering the ink particles into much smaller fragments compared to traditional lasers. This allows for more efficient removal, especially for stubborn colors.

Multi-wavelength Capability:

The Picoway® laser delivers multiple wavelengths of light, targeting a broader spectrum of ink colors. This is crucial because different ink pigments absorb light at different wavelengths. With Picoway®, we can effectively target a wider range of colors, including previously treated tattoos where traditional lasers may have struggled.

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Reimagine Your Ink

Benefits of Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal offers a safe and effective way to shed unwanted tattoos and transform your appearance. This treatment can boost your confidence, open doors to new career options, and give you more freedom in clothing choices. It allows you to move forward from past decisions and embrace a fresh start. Additionally, the PicoWay laser can also address signs of aging and wrinkles, promoting smoother, rejuvenated skin.

Laser removal is far superior to older methods like dermabrasion and surgical excision, which can cause scarring. It’s also more effective than creams and salabrasion, which are often ineffective or damaging.

Beyond Regret

What areas of the body can the Picoway be used to remove tattoos?

Laser tattoo removal benefits all areas of the body:

  • Arms & Legs: Show off your physique or wear sleeveless clothing with confidence.
  • Back & Chest: Open up a world of clothing options with a clean back or chest.
  • Neck & Ankles: Remove distracting tattoos from often-visible areas for a polished look.
  • Hands & Fingers: Enhance your professional image or simply feel more comfortable with tattoo-free hands.
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The Ink Edit

Tattoo Removal Candidates

Laser tattoo removal is a versatile treatment suitable for a wide range of individuals. Here’s what makes someone a good candidate for this procedure:

  • Generally Healthy: Underlying health conditions may require a doctor’s clearance before undergoing laser removal.
  • Realistic Expectations: Laser removal gradually fades tattoos, not erasing them instantly. Realistic expectations about the treatment timeline and outcome are crucial.
  • Unwanted Tattoos: This treatment is ideal for anyone who desires to remove a tattoo they no longer want, for whatever reason.
  • Various Skin Types: The PicoWay laser is suitable for various skin types, tones, and textures, making it a versatile option for many individuals.

While laser tattoo removal is generally safe, certain factors might require further consultation or disqualification:

  • Pregnancy or Lactation: As a precaution, laser treatments are typically avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Active Skin Conditions: Certain active skin conditions in the treatment area may need to be addressed before proceeding.
  • History of Keloids: Individuals prone to keloid scarring may require a different approach to tattoo removal.
  • Photosensitivity: Those with medications or conditions causing photosensitivity might not be suitable candidates.

A consultation at Glo & Spa-rkle is the best way to determine your candidacy for laser tattoo removal. We will assess your individual health, tattoo characteristics, and desired outcomes to create a personalized treatment plan.

Your Fresh Canvas

Consultation and Preparation

To ensure a successful laser tattoo removal journey, a thorough consultation is key. During this meeting, We will assess your health, tattoo characteristics, and desired outcome. You’ll have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss realistic expectations. To prepare for the treatment itself, we recommend avoiding sun exposure, discontinuing certain medications, and shaving the treatment area.

Book your appointment for a consultation to start your laser tattoo removal journey.

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Procedure

The actual laser tattoo removal procedure is relatively quick and well-tolerated. Here's what to expect:

  • Numbing Comfort: To minimize discomfort during the laser pulses, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area.
  • Targeted Treatment: The Picoway® laser delivers focused pulses of light to the tattoo. The number of pulses and laser settings are customized based on your specific tattoo.
  • Gradual Fading: You won't see complete removal instantly. The laser breaks down ink particles, which your body then eliminates over time, leading to the gradual fading of the tattoo with each session.

The length of the procedure depends on the size and complexity of your tattoo. Smaller tattoos may take just minutes, while larger or more intricate designs may require 30 minutes or more.

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Achieving Optimal Results

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Following laser tattoo removal, you can expect some mild side effects like swelling, redness, or tenderness in the treated area. These effects typically subside within a few days. Proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and minimizing complications. Additionally, the PicoWay laser can also address acne scars and age spots, providing comprehensive solutions for various skin concerns. We’ll provide detailed instructions, which may include:

  • Keeping the Area Clean and Dry: This helps prevent infection and promotes healing.
  • Applying Sunscreen: Protect the treated area from sun exposure to prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Moisturizing: Regularly moisturizing the treated area can help soothe irritation and promote healing.
  • Avoiding Strenuous Activity: Strenuous activity can irritate the treatment area, so it’s best to stick to gentle movements for the first few days.

Seeing Results

After a few treatment sessions, you'll likely begin to see noticeable fading. The number of sessions needed to achieve your desired outcome depends on various factors, such as the size, color, and age of your tattoo. During your consultation, we will provide a personalized timeline for achieving your goals.

Laser tattoo removal is a non-surgical procedure, so there's no downtime. Following treatment, you can resume most daily activities, but avoid strenuous exercise or hot tubs for a few days.

Maintaining Results

Once you achieve your desired level of fading, there's no specific maintenance required to maintain the results. However, continued sun protection is essential to prevent the tattoo from darkening again.

Remember, laser tattoo removal is a journey, not a one-time fix. By following our aftercare instructions and attending all scheduled sessions, you can achieve optimal results and reclaim your confidence with clear, beautiful skin.

Ink-redible Transformation

Why choose Glo & Spa-rkle?

While advanced Picoway® technology ensures effective removal, Glo & Spa-rkle goes beyond just lasers. Our team prioritizes your comfort and needs with personalized treatment plans, thorough consultations, and comprehensive aftercare, all delivered in a warm and supportive environment. Glo & Spa-rkle excels at laser hair removal services.

Schedule Your Lubbock, TX Tattoo Removal Consultation at Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics & Med Spa Today

Ready to shed that unwanted tattoo and unveil your new skin? Take control of your appearance and reclaim your confidence with laser tattoo removal at Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics & Med Spa in Lubbock, TX.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

Tattoo RemovalFrequently Asked Questions

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during laser tattoo removal. A numbing cream is applied for added comfort.

Yes, Picoway® laser tattoo removal is FDA-cleared and delivers precise energy to minimize scarring and other side effects.

Yes, once the laser breaks down the ink particles, your body eliminates them, and the tattoo gradually fades for a permanent result.

During your consultation, we'll discuss your skin tone and customize the laser settings for optimal results.

The cost depends on the size, color, and complexity of your tattoo. During your free consultation, we'll provide a personalized quote.

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We are a one-of-a-kind top-tier MedSpa in Lubbock with the latest, widely studied, scientifically proven, and FDA cleared technology, including the Emsculpt NEO, Emsella, Stellar M22 Laser, Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling, SkinPen Microneedling, OxyGeneo, Advanced PDO thread Lifts and 3D photography.. So you can be comfortable knowing that at Glo and Spa-rkle, you will get a thorough and detailed consultation, with an optional but recommended low-cost, state-of-the-art 3D photography evaluation of the face and body.

This thorough consultation will give you accurate information and “before-photos” to develop your aesthetic plan and follow-up “after-photos” to help you get precise information and visual data to track your progress along your aesthetic journey!

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