Tattoo Removal San Diego and the Top 6 Benefits

Do you have tattoo remorse? You’re not alone: 23% of American adults who wear ink admit that they regret having at least one of their tattoos done.

It could be because getting the tattoo was an impulse decision, it was poorly done, or it’s a source of embarrassment for the wearer. Whatever the reason, the good news is you don’t have to live with that tattoo if you don’t want to. Here at Better Off, we can safely remove your unwanted tattoo using innovative PicoWay laser technology.

Here’s everything you need to know about laser tattoo removal in San Diego and the top benefits of having this procedure done.

How Our Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Using lasers to remove tattoos is not new; clinics have been lasers for years now to “zap” away tattoo designs. However, these treatments were often very painful for clients and multiple visits were required to completely eradicate a tattoo, depending upon its size, location, and vibrancy of the ink used. Some clients also experienced scarring after their tattoo was removed.

Fortunately, PicoWay laser technology was developed a few years ago and is transforming tattoo removal. The PicoWay laser uses what is called “picosecond technology” which means it fires laser pulses at an amazingly fast speed (a trillionth of a second) that break tattoo ink into very tiny particles. These particles are then eliminated by the body as waste (yes; you actually poop your tattoo out!)

This procedure is making tattoo removal more comfortable and faster for our clients. Read on to learn about the key benefits of having PicoWay laser tattoo removal done at our clinic.

Six Benefits of Better Off’s Laser Tattoo Removal

If you’ve been on the fence about having a tattoo removed or are unsure about the advantages of our own laser tattoo removal procedure, here are six benefits you should know about.

1. It’s Less Painful Than Tattooing Itself

Because our PicoWay laser delivers energy very quickly and precisely, it tends to be less painful than older laser technology. This doesn’t mean the procedure itself is pain-free, but many clients report that it’s less painful than getting a tattoo itself.

How much discomfort you experience depends upon where the tattoo is located and your personal level of sensitivity. You may experience an intense stinging sensation like a rubber band being snapped hard against your skin and temporary discomfort. We can provide a topical numbing cream to help you feel more comfortable during the treatment session.

You may also experience some redness and soreness following a session and the treated area may appear white or frosted. We’ll protect it with medical ointment and dressing after laser treatment and will provide you with aftercare instructions on how to care for your skin and help it recover faster.

2. It’s Fast

PicoWay laser technology is able to break up tattoo ink into much smaller particles than older lasers could. This means faster tattoo removal for you and less treatment sessions compared to laser tattoo removal in the past. Although a tattoo’s size and design dictate how long a removal appointment lasts, most of the time it only takes a few minutes.

As a walk-in/walk-out procedure, you’ll be on with the rest of your day immediately following an appointment.

3. It Can Erase Even Complex Tattoos

Old technology wasn’t able to completely eradicate tattoos with vibrant colors and complex designs, even after multiple treatments. The PicoWay laser can shatter even the most intensely colored ink into tiny particles which are then eliminated from the body.

4. It’s Suitable For All Skin Types

PicoWay is the only laser of its kind that can be used on all skin types and skin tones. Differences in skin pigmentation isn’t a problem for this type of laser. Here at Better Off, we use the PicoWay laser for several of our other services including acne scars and skin spots removal.

5. You’ll Save Money With Our Flat Fee Pricing

Depending upon the size, location, and vibrancy of your tattoo, it may require more than one laser removal treatment to completely erase the design. That’s why here at Better Off we’re proud to offer clients an exclusive flat-fee price for tattoo removal. You’ll avoid surprise fees and we’ll continue to treat the tattoo until it’s completely gone—for just one price.

6. You’ll Gain Confidence

Many of our clients gain a newfound sense of confidence once their tattoo is gone. For some people, getting a tattoo removed helps them make peace with a part of their past the design may have been associated with and move forward with their life. Or having a tattoo on a visible part of the body removed can make you feel more self-assured on dates and during job interviews.

Whatever the reason for your tattoo removal, you’ll be happy you did it.

How To Prepare For Laser Tattoo Removal

All clients interested in laser tattoo removal first receive a consultation with Better Off. This ensures you’re a candidate for the treatment and also gives you a chance to ask any questions about the procedure.

Any oral, topical, and skincare products should be discontinued three to five days before and after your first treatment session. You should also stop using self-tanning products one to two weeks before treatment.

Ready To Reveal a New You? Schedule An Appointment For Laser Tattoo Removal In San Diego

Laser tattoo removal in San Diego can help you feel like a whole new person. Our PicoWay laser technology is revolutionizing the way tattoos are removed and prompting more people than ever to permanently erase a tattoo they’re unhappy with.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our laser tattoo removal service, or our other services that include fat and cellulite removal, acne scar removal, and more.