At some point in time, each and every one of us has made a somewhat questionable decision in our lives, and often times those questionable decisions leave us with a sense of regret.
I’ll be the first to admit that little black butterfly tattoo on my right foot seemed like a great idea at the ripe old age of 17. Now that I’m older all I can do is look back and think to myself, “what was I thinking?!” I’m not the only one with this feeling. At Spa One and The Plastic Surgery Group, we see people from all over the Capital Region come in who have “tattoo regret.”
In fact, in a recent study of 1,000 Americans who are tattooed, 1 in 4 were found to have “tattoo regret” while 4 out of 5 Americans who had tattoo regret actually thought about getting laser tattoo removal. The number of tattoo removal procedures across the U.S has also skyrocketed with 45,224 procedures taking place in 2013 compared to only 40,801 in 2011.
These reasons are why we are beyond thrilled to announce the availability of Cutera’s enlighten laser at our Albany, NY office! enlighten can completely remove any tattoo in as little as 2 treatments and is much more affordable than most lasers available today.The system is FDA-approved and uses dual wavelength and both picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations to effectively and efficiently clear a wide range of tattoo colors, ink compositions and pigment concerns.
Until now, we have not seen any laser treatment that has actually been able to clear the skin of the entire tattoo. Most technologies on the market take several treatments and leaves the patient with a scarred outline of the old tattoo.
If you’re interested in learning more about enlighten or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss removing your tattoo, please call our office at 518.438.0505 or fill out the form here.