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How PicoSure Lasers Improve on Other Laser Treatments

How to Prepare for Your Laser Tattoo Removal Therapy | Newport Tattoo Removal

The use of lasers for skin therapy is the best option for a variety of treatments. Laser skin therapy is one of the best anti-aging treatments available and can help you to restore your skin to a more youthful and vibrant look. Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective way to remove unwanted tattoos or lessen their appearance before going in for a cover-up tattoo. While laser therapy has existed for many years, like many fields, it is always evolving as we gain access to new and improved technologies. One of the biggest enhancements in laser therapy has been the development of PicoSure lasers which have revolutionized how laser skin treatments occur.

PicoSure lasers are capable of creating shorter, more intense bursts than traditional lasers, which makes them significantly more effective. There are many benefits to choosing PicoSure laser skin therapy, like the kind we offer at Newport Tattoo Removal, for your next therapy session.

Fewer Sessions

The shorter bursts used by PicoSure lasers are more effective than their predecessors. This means that with each session, you get improved levels of collagen generation and that any pigment being treated is broken down into smaller particles allowing your body to flush it out of your system more effectively. This has the effect of shortening your overall treatment time as it takes fewer sessions to reach the results you are after.

More Comfortable

Another benefit of the improved efficiency of a PicoSure laser is that it makes the treatment process easier. Most patients for PicoSure treatment relate little to no pain or discomfort during the procedure, and those who do find it to be excessively painful can often be treated with a mild topical numbing agent. By reducing the discomfort of traditional lasers, PicoSure therapy allows you to get the same excellent results without the pain and irritation that is more common with other lasers.

Quicker Recovery

The comfort benefits of using a more efficient laser don’t end when the therapy session does, however. Just as having a more effective later can make your experience while at the facility more pleasant, PicoSure lasers also have a gentler healing process in the hours and days following your session. Because the PicoSure laser is more effective in less time, patients often experience less inflammation and irritation in the area where laser treatments occur.

PicoSure is Versatile

When it comes to making your skin look the way you want it to, there are few treatments as versatile and effective as PicoSure laser therapy. Picosure treatment is used in a broad range of care and is been proven to be highly effective whether you’re working on a piece of body art that hasn’t aged as well as you like, discoloration from scars and age spotting or skin that is no longer as full and firm as it used to be. In the hands of a qualified technician, a PicoSure laser is a premier image enhancement tool.

If you’re considering undergoing laser therapy treatment, then a PicoSure session with a professional technician is the only way to go. Get in touch with Newport Tattoo Removal to schedule your session today!

Why Fall is the Right Time for Skin Rejuvenation Therapy

Why Fall is the Right Time for Skin Rejuvenation Therapy | Newport Tattoo Removal

Laser skin rejuvenation is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that can be used to care for a variety of conditions and help you to love the you that you see when you look in the mirror. The safe and gentle PicoSure lasers used at Newport Tattoo Removal use small bursts of light to break up discoloration and help stimulate collagen generation. This allows the therapy to be used for techniques ranging from dark spot removal to lessening the appearance of wrinkles or sagging skin.

While there is no bad time to go in for skin rejuvenation treatment, there’s no better time than in the fall. Although you can receive effective treatment year-round, these reasons help to highlight why fall is the ideal season for your skin rejuvenation treatment.

Less Temptation to Stay in the Sun

Although laser skin rejuvenation is a treatment with minimal discomfort, there can still be some irritation and sensitivity in the treated area in the hours immediately following therapy. Patients are often advised to avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight after treatment, and the fall makes this a much easier task. Summer days and trips to the beach go hand in hand, and while our fall days are often still warm and beautiful, it can be a little less tempting to spend a day laying out in October than it is in August.

Comfortable Temperatures to Keep You Covered

When you have a laser skin rejuvenation session, you don’t have to remain completely out of the sun, however, it is recommended that you keep the affected area covered as much as possible following a session. This can be challenging in the middle of summer when temperatures are at their peak and any extra layers turn your internal temperature up in a hurry. With fall weather bringing in slightly cooler days, it’s more comfortable to throw on a long-sleeved shirt or wear a hat that provides shade for your face.

Keeping Skin Hydrated is Easier

One of the great things about living in Newport Beach, California is that you don’t have to deal with the long, cold winters of some other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean that some of the winter staples don’t still show up from time to time. On cooler, drier days, the skin that received laser treatment may feel enhanced irritation from the weather conditions. Getting your treatments done in the fall reduces the chances of experiencing a day like that.

Look Great for the Holidays

While there is no bad time to look your best, there are few times better than late fall and early winter. From getting dressed up in a fun costume for Halloween to getting together with family for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, the season is full of times to get together with friends, family and maybe a camera. If you start your skin rejuvenation treatment in early fall you’ll be wrapping up treatment just in time to look your best when you need it the most!

Summer is winding down which means the perfect time to get your skin rejuvenation therapy is just around the corner. Contact Newport Tattoo Removal today for a consultation to learn what our professional technicians can do for you.

What Are Dark Spots and How You Can Treat Yours

What Are Dark Spots and How You Can Treat Yours | Newport Tattoo Removal

One of the most common aesthetic skin conditions is the appearance of unwanted spots and splotches. Spotting can come in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons, but what they all have in common is that if you don’t like the spots you’ve developed, there’s nothing you want more than to see them go away. The good news is it’s never been easier to treat dark spots. If you have questions about your dark spots, we’ve got everything you need to know.

What Are Dark Spots?

As the name implies, dark spots are discolorations of the skin where increased pigmentation creates a noticeable change of hue in your skin. Although dark spots can be a sign of other more serious medical conditions, and you should always have new, unexplained spots examined by a dermatologist to be safe, they are often not harmful but instead represent a purely aesthetic concern.

What Causes Dark Spots?

There are many different conditions that can present as dark spots, and as a result there are many causes of dark spots. While this is not an exhaustive list of possible causes for your dark spots, some of the most common causes include:

  • Hormonal causes: As the hormones inside of your body change, it can have the effect of triggering the development of new dark spots on your skin. The most common ways this is seen is with melasma, spotting which occurs during pregnancy, and age spots.
  • Medication side effects: While there are obviously many benefits to taking medication, sometimes it also comes with unwanted side effects. In some cases, the medications you are on may be contributing to the development of dark spots on your skin.
  • Scarring: Another common cause of dark spots is scarring, either from cuts or skin conditions, such as acne scarring. The damaged skin may take on a new, discolored appearance.
  • Skin conditions: Some common skin conditions can result in dark spots as a natural byproduct of the condition. If you have spotting from a skin condition it’s important to speak with a medical professional to ensure any necessary treatment is prescribed.
  • Sun exposure: The sun is one of your skin’s greatest enemies, and spotting is just another of the negative side effects of extended time outdoors without proper SPF protection.

How Can You Remove Your Dark Spots?

The best way to treat dark spots is with PicoSure laser therapy with Newport Tattoo Removal. Picosure is a safe and easy procedure that causes minimal pain, wherein a professional therapist uses a laser to direct intense pulses of energy into the dark spots. This breaks the pigment down and allows your body to naturally flush it out of your system to reduce the appearance of spots.

Everybody deserves to love the skin they’re living in, and if you find that dark spots on your skin are reducing your ability to love yourself to the fullest extent, then it’s time to get them treated. After just a few sessions you’ll see that your dark spots have faded away and you have the blemish-free look you love.

What You Need To Know About How Tattoos Age

What You Need To Know About How Tattoos Age | Newport Tattoo Removal

Everybody who has discussed getting a tattoo with a skeptical friend or family has certainly heard the dreaded admonition that’s all too common, “Don’t you know those things last forever?” While this is true in many ways, what most don’t understand about tattoos is that they are still susceptible to change through the years. Everything from your body shape to exposure to the sun can contribute to the alteration of your ink. Here’s what every tattoo wearer should know could happen to their tattoo and how to deal with it.

What Happens as a Tattoo Ages?

As more and more time passes from the day you got your ink done, you may notice that the appearance of your tattoo begins to shift. There are a variety of ways you’ll potentially see this in your work, most notably:

  • Blurring: When you’ve recently had work done, you’ll notice sharp and clean lines. Over time, however, the edges can appear to blur. This is particularly a problem if you have fine script in your piece as it can become hard to read.
  • Fading: The sun’s rays are powerful, so if you have a tattoo in a location where it sees a lot of sunlight, you are likely to notice that some of the colors in it have become less intense or faded away entirely for lighter work.
  • Bleaching: Similar to fading, bleaching can occur when the color in your ink loses its vibrancy, resulting in less dynamic colors or even a change of color.
  • Loss of detail: Bold work is a common choice because of its longevity. Work with a lot of fine details may become harder to make out over time.

How Can You Combat Aging?

While you can’t fully prevent aging from affecting your tattoo, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to improve your look. Here are the top tips for anti-aging tattoo care:

  • Use quality inks: Not all ink is created equal, so make sure your artist is using quality pigment that has a track record of long-lasting results.
  • Be bold: Large sections of bright colors last longer, so when in doubt, opt for a design with fewer fine details and more bold regions.
  • Always use sunscreen: The sun is your biggest enemy when protecting a tattoo. Just as sunscreen protects your skin by reducing the intensity of the sun’s rays, it also will help your tattoos to stay fresher as well.
  • Get touch-ups: While you may not be able to completely prevent fading and blurring over time, you can reduce the appearance of these changes by having a touch-up session where your artist can restore your ink to a newer look.
  • Consider removal: Sometimes, the damage of aging is such that you don’t think you can save it. The good news is that work that has begun to fade out is easier to remove, so you can fade it away and even get a new cover-up tattoo to replace the faded or blurred work with the help of the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal.

You can’t stop time, but with the right care, you can combat its less-enjoyable side effects. Follow this advice, and you’ll keep your tattoo looking great for many years to come.

All Your Tattoo Removal Questions Answered

All Your Tattoo Removal Questions Answered | Newport Tattoo Removal

When you get a tattoo, you do so because you think you’re ready to wear that ink for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, as not every tattoo ages as well as we would like. If you find that you have one or more pieces on your person that you would rather not see every day, then there’s good news. It’s never been easier to deal with troublesome tattoos than it is now. We answer all of your tattoo removal questions in this blog.

Should I Get Removal or a Cover-Up?

While choosing between removal or a cover-up is a personal choice, they don’t have to be mutually exclusive, either. Often, when opting for a cover-up tattoo you can still benefit from having one or more sessions of laser tattoo removal first. Since laser tattoo removal fades the previous tattoo, it provides a cleaner surface for your cover-up.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

When you receive laser tattoo removal from the experts at Newport Tattoo Removal, short bursts of intense light are used on the tattoo being removed. When the bursts hit the pigment in your skin from the tattoo, it breaks the ink down into smaller particles. This allows your body’s natural systems to then safely and effectively flush the pigment out of your body, causing the tattoo to fade away.

How Long Does Removal Take?

The length of each individual session during laser tattoo removal depends on the size of your tattoo. While most tattoos can be worked on in less than fifteen minutes, for tattoos covering larger areas, lengthier sessions may be required.

When you have laser tattoo removal treatments the entire tattoo is not instantly removed, as the process often takes several sessions, with each fading the work more than the prior. While darker colors can be removed just like light colors, designs with dark inks may take more sessions to achieve your desired results.

How Do I Prepare for a Tattoo Removal?

Although tattoo removal is a non-invasive procedure, special care should still be taken in the run-up to your treatments. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun before removal, and do not undergo any shaving or waxing over the tattoo as it can irritate the skin.

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

The good news if you’re considering laser tattoo removal is that it is a relatively painless procedure. For patients experiencing pain beyond mild discomfort, local anesthetics are sometimes used to dull the sensation. It’s also normal for some mild discomfort in the affected area in the days immediately following the treatment.

Is Tattoo Removal Dangerous?

No! Laser tattoo removal is a safe procedure when performed by a professional technician like you find at Newport Tattoo Removal.

If you’ve had a tattoo done and you don’t like the way it looks anymore, then laser tattoo removal is the best way to get your skin back to looking the way you prefer. Whether you want to fade it away entirely or simply want to increase your options for a cover-up piece, tattoo removal is an excellent solution. Get in touch with Newport Tattoo Removal today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.

What to Know if You’re Considering Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

What to Know if You're Considering Skin Rejuvenation Treatment | Newport Tattoo Removal

One of the most common wishes people have about themselves is that they could look just a little bit younger. While there’s nothing wrong with developing some wrinkles or spotting as you age, if you want to wind back the clock, there has never been a better time to do so. PicoSure skin rejuvenation is an excellent anti-aging option that can help you to rewind time and love the way you look.

What is PicoSure and How Does it Work?

PicoSure is the latest innovation in restorative laser treatment. Using intense pulses, PicoSure is able to have the same results as earlier laser treatment by helping to break down pigments in discoloration and helping to stimulate natural functions that reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkles, but it does so without damaging the surrounding skin around the treatment area.

Because PicoSure can be completed in a shorter time, the surrounding skin does not pick up as much ambient heat, This makes it the safest and most comfortable way to rejuvenate your skin and get the results you’re after.

What Can PicoSure Treat?

PicoSure laser treatment is a versatile skincare process and can be used effectively under the care of the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal to treat a variety of conditions. Common uses for PicoSure skin rejuvenation include:

  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles, including both static and dynamic wrinkles
  • Minimizing sagging or loose skin as a result of a loss of skin firmness
  • Removing discoloration as a result of freckles, sunspots and other pigmentation conditions
  • Fading the appearance of scarring as a result of injury, surgery, acne and other causes

Who Can Benefit From PicoSure Treatments?

With so many different uses, PicoSure has value to a wide range of adults. Anyone who has one of the above conditions and would like to address them can be helped by a PicoSure therapy treatment plan.

Is PicoSure Painful?

Although a laser therapy treatment is not entirely pain-free, most patients describe the feeling as merely a mild irritation. This irritation is present during the procedure but is not persistent after your laser treatment is completed. Some gentler discomfort may persist in the addressed area in the days following treatment as your skin heals and recovers.

How Long Does Skin Rejuvenation Take?

In order to get the best results from your PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatment, you will likely need to have two or three sessions, with each bringing you closer to your final desired result. Individual treatments are short, usually about 15 minutes long each, with some variance based on the size of the area being treated. You will not be required to remain at the facility for care at the end of your treatment, so you can easily fit your PicoSure skin rejuvenation therapy into your schedule.

Whether you’re dealing with loose or sagging skin, wrinkles or discoloration, PicoSure skin rejuvenation can help. Get in touch with the experts at Newport Tattoo Removal today to schedule your consultation and learn how PicoSure can help you achieve your desired look. You’ll be glad you did!

The Latest Skin Rejuvenation Technologies You Should Know About

The Latest Skin Rejuvenation Technologies You Should Know About | Newport Tattoo Removal

Skin rejuvenation is the big new thing taking the world by storm. It refers to any technology that helps minimize wrinkles, smooth the skin’s surface and make it appear more vibrant and youthful. There are several different types of technology that can potentially take years off of your face. Here’s what you should know about them and how they compare to PicoSure®.

Microneedling

Microneedling sessions are done by rolling a tool with sharp needles on it over the face, scalp or any other areas where treatment is desired. The treatments stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and are frequently used to treat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to age spots. Several treatments are typically needed before noticeable results are revealed.

Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting isn’t one of the newer types of technology, but it is making a comeback in the skin rejuvenation world. It involves freezing the skin to destroy fat cells just below its surface. Handheld paddles help suction the skin to deliver targeted treatments to specific areas. As the skin is cooled, the therapist holding the paddles massages the treatment area firmly. This breaks up the fat so your body can naturally eliminate it.

Though many report positive results, it’s important to note that this treatment can be painful and often requires several sessions. Additionally, it can take up to three months to notice any results.

Oxygen Facials

Some high-name celebrities tout the benefits of oxygen facials, which are treatments that use compression technology to force oxygen and other nutrients into the skin. This is done with pressurized air streams. The treatments are said to help minimize the appearance of fine lines while simultaneously plumping and brightening the skin. They are not particularly comfortable treatments to receive, but many swear by their results.

Botox®

Botox® certainly isn’t new, but it continues to be one of the most popular skin rejuvenation technologies people use. It’s an injectable treatment that relaxes the facial muscles to minimize the appearance of fine lines. It’s a relatively quick procedure, which may be one reason why it’s so popular. The results typically last anywhere from 3-6 months, which means most people who rely on Botox® receive treatments multiple times per year.

Many people describe the feeling of the needle as a sharp bug bite. The discomfort of the needle prick is usually short-lived. However, some people find the Botox® itself to be uncomfortable once it’s underneath the skin.

PicoSure®

PicoSure® is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation treatment that shows promising results. It’s a noninvasive procedure that uses laser technology to reduce acne scars, sun damage and wrinkles without any painful side effects. Unlike many of the other treatments listed here, PicoSure® only requires two or three sessions to achieve optimal results.

Newport Tattoo Removal offers PicoSure® laser skin rejuvenation treatments to people with the following conditions:

  • Vascular conditions
  • Dynamic and/or static wrinkles
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Scars
  • Unwanted pigmentation

Short-term side effects may include minor swelling and redness, but they go away quickly. Once people discover the many benefits of PicoSure®, they rarely return to other, less effective skin treatments. If you’re looking for the single best skin rejuvenation treatment, give this one a try. You’ll be amazed at the results.

The Colorful History of Tattoos

The Colorful History of Tattoos | Newport Tattoo Removal

 

Tattoos have been in existence since at least Neolithic times. Scientists have discovered mummified preserved skin decorated with ancient tattoo art. Although the practice of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, it has gone through many changes. Here is some fascinating information about the history of tattoos.

The First Tattoos

In ancient times, tattoos were made by forcing powdered charcoal into cuts. The process was painstaking and took a long time. In ancient Egypt, it seems that tattooing was primarily reserved for females. While some theorize that tattoos were reserved for women of dubious status, many experts believe that tattooing was actually a protective and possibly sacred practice for females. In particular, it is thought that certain tattoos applied to the abdomen, upper thighs and breasts were intended to protect women as they prepared to give birth.

It isn’t known for sure who created the tattoos on the bodies of ancient Egyptian women, but many think the older women in the community created the tattoos for the younger women. This also happened in Egypt in the 19th century and is still practiced today in some portions of the world.

Instruments Used To Create Ancient Tattoos

Ancient Egyptians may have used a special wooden-handled tool with a sharp point set into it to create tattoos. Archaeologists have also discovered small bronze instruments that had flattened, wide needles. It is surmised that these tools may have been tied together to create tattoos with multiple dots.

In 19th-century Egypt, similar tattooing tools were discovered. William Lane, an English writer who lived from 1801-1876, noted that the tattooing operation was performed with tied-together needles (usually seven per bunch). The needles were used to prick the skin into a specific pattern. Then, black smoke was mixed with human breast milk and rubbed into the needle pricks to create the tattoo.

Modern Tattoos

Modern tattoos are colorful and much faster to create than their earlier counterparts. The most common method for tattooing is an electric machine which creates the tattoo pattern on the skin and inserts ink into it. Unlike historical tattoos that were primarily black and gray, today’s tattoos can be any color imaginable. They are more popular among teenagers and young adults than they are among older generations.

Tattoo Removal Processes

Tattoos are permanent by design, but there are modern methods that can be used to remove tattoos as desired. Newport Tattoo Removal offers fast tattoo removal with the use of PicoSure technology. This method of tattoo removal involves sending pulses of laser light to the tattoo ink. The light shatters the ink into tiny particles that are eliminated naturally through the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems.

PicoSure laser light is preferred over outdated tattoo removal systems that use nanosecond lasers to melt the tattoo pigment from the skin. This older method carries risk of scarring, burning and permanent skin damage.

If you want to remove one or more tattoos with minimal discomfort and minimal risk of long-term skin damage, opt for treatment with the PicoSure system instead of older nanosecond laser tattoo removal systems.