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Tattoo Removal Specialist

Jack Hensel Jr., MD -  - Plastic Surgery Center

The Manor at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center

Jack Hensel Jr., MD

Plastic Surgery Center located in Mount Pleasant, SC

Did you know that men are more likely to regret their choice of a tattoo than women? If you’re having second thoughts on your latest tattoo, Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, can help. The Manor at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center offers PicoSure® laser therapy to help remove unwanted tattoos — even your most colorful skin art. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How can PicoSure laser therapy remove your tattoo?

PicoSure uses innovative PressureWave™ technology to remove your unwanted ink. The short laser pulses specifically target the ink particles beneath your skin. The pressure from the laser beams shatters the tattoo pigment into minuscule dust-like particles without harming your surrounding tissue. Your immune system absorbs the particles and eliminates them from your body.  

What are the benefits of PicoSure laser therapy?

PicoSure can help eliminate stubborn tattoos that you tried to remove in the past. It works on black ink, as well as multi-colored tattoos. PicoSure is an FDA-approved technology that is safe for all skin types. PicoSure is more effective than traditional lasers that rely on heat transfer rather than pressure changes and requires fewer sessions.

How long does the tattoo removal process usually take?

Usually, Dr. Hensel can remove your tattoo in about four to six appointments but the number of sessions you’ll need depends on a few characteristics of your tattoo. This includes how long you’ve had your tattoo, your tattoo’s size, and location, the ink used, as well as your lifestyle habits.

For an average-sized tattoo, each session usually lasts about 10 minutes. Dr. Hensel can give you a better estimate of the procedure time after he comes up with a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

What can you expect during the PicoSure tattoo removal procedure?

Many patients describe the removal procedure to feel similarly as their experience getting the tattoo. Dr. Hensel provides a cooling anesthetic to help alleviate any discomfort you might experience.

You may also experience a few minor side effects following your session but they shouldn’t prevent you from returning to your normal routine. These include temporary skin whitening and a sunburn-like sensation.

If you’re ready to take the first step in saying goodbye to your unwanted tattoo, call The Manor at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center today or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Hensel can help determine if laser therapy is right for you.

 * Individual results may vary