March 25, 2017

PicoSure Tattoo Removal: Highly Effective and Twice as Fast

Tattoos are a part of our culture and our lives, no two ways about it. Gone are the days when the only people you saw with tattoos were circus freaks and bikers. Today it seems like people from all walks of life have etched their skin with their own unique brands – from corporate executives and nannies to magazine editors and taxi drivers. But what happens when you no longer want your tattoo?

Have you ever seen people who’ve tattooed the name of a boyfriend, girlfriend or some other kind of partner on their bodies? If so, you may have thought, “Wow, I sure hope the relationship works.” Unfortunately, they often don’t work, and now James is married to Maria, and their son keeps asking, “Hey, Daddy, who’s Victoria?”

For James and anybody else who no longer wants or needs their tattoos, there is an answer. It’s called PicoSure, and it’s available at DermSurgery Associates of Houston.

Remember: tattoo-removal is a process that should only be performed by a skilled, licensed healthcare provider. Many untrained individuals offer to provide this service, but allowing them to remove your tattoo can result in significant skin damage and other unwanted side effects.

PicoSure features and targets

PicoSure is a non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment that is designed to remove unwanted marks and blemishes from the skin. Unlike traditional tattoo-removal methods, which can require as many as 10 treatments, with PicoSure, removal is twice as fast. Removing tattoos has two important elements: 1. How quickly the tattoo can be removed, and 2. How effective and nonsymptomatic the process is.  With PicoSure, you’re covered on both elements – fast removal and a great-looking result. DermSurgery Associates has this cutting edge technology available for you!

In addition to tattoos, PicoSure is used to treat sun spots, brown spots, acne scars, sun damage, pigmentation issues and more. PicoSure works with picosecond laser technology, which sends fast bursts, or wavelengths, of laser energy onto the skin to eradicate discolored areas.

This laser energy actually breaks up the areas of color and allows the body to naturally eliminate the tiny particles. Compared to older methods of tattoo-removal, PicoSure offers reduced downtime for patients and is gentle enough to allow them to quickly get back to their daily routines.

Another great advantage of the PicoSure system is that it’s effective for removing tattoos and other blemishes on many parts of the body such as:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Feet

And best of all, PicoSure works without the need for general anesthesia or intense sedation. This means that you’re in and out and ready to get back to your daily schedule. When performed by trained dermatologists who are experienced with the PicoSure method, it’s truly the treatment of choice for removing unwanted tattoos.

Why tattoo removal?

There are many reasons people decide to have a tattoo removed. Aside from the obvious one we mentioned earlier (girl’s name on your body, new girl in your life), some people have changed their philosophy about a message they had tattooed years ago. In some cases, the tattoo artist botched the job, or the ink turned ugly over the years.

Whatever your reason is, DermSurgery’s trained technicians are standing by. Give us a call and let us know how you want PicoSure to help you with tattoo-removal or the removal of a variety of unsightly skin blemishes. We’ll arrange an appointment at your convenience.

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DermSurgery Associates is a Greater Houston area dermatology practice offering cosmetic, surgical and non-invasive dermatology treatments with industry-leading physicians trained and experienced with the most current dermatology technologies and procedures. For more information, contact

DermSurgery Associates
7515 Main, Suite 240
Houston, TX 77030
ph. 713.791.9966