Laser Treatment

Tattoo Removal & Skin Pigmentation

Pico Genesis Laser Treatment for Skin Pigmentation:

Melasma, Sun Spots and Brown Spots Pico Genesis is a new laser system that uses photo-mechanical laser energy instead of thermal energy used by other lasers. This helps to provide a safer, faster and more effective treatment of affected skin. Because Pico Genesis is non-thermal based it also does not risk damaging the pigmented skin or surrounding area and making it worse like other thermal laser treatments. Melasma can be a very stubborn skin pigmentation problem, but because Pico Genesis works by shattering the pigment instead of risking heat damage by using thermal lasers the risk of making the skin pigmentation problem worse through treatment is eliminated. Other laser treatments risk damaging the skin further with treatment

Is Pico Genesis laser treatment right for me?

Pico Genesis laser treatment is the most non invasive and safest way to remove unwanted skin coloration. This new technology allows us to get better results in less treatments than ever before. There’s never been a better time to get rid of skin irregularities like melasma, sun spots or brown spots. Here at Dermatology Center of Acadiana we’re committed to giving you the best services you can get to solve your medical and cosmetic skin problems, and that’s why we have committed to providing this cutting edge technology.

Enlighten Laser Treatment for Tattoo Removal

Enlighten is the best technology available for tattoo removal on the market today. About 1 in 4 people who have tattoos have at least one tattoo they regret. Enlighten is able to remove a wider variety of colors that are deeper into your skin than any other laser treatment available. Will I need to take time off work after getting my tattoo removed with Enlighten? No. It is generally not necessary to take time off of normal social events after treatment, but you will want to be more careful of your skin directly after treatment. After more intense sessions of Enlighten for tattoo removal there will sometimes be swelling and slight blistering. For more intense treatment of pigmentation issues with Pico Genesis some swelling and flaking can occur. How much does Enlighten hurt? For most people it is significantly less painful than getting a tattoo. It will sting, but most people have no problem tolerating it unless they have very sensitive skin.

How many treatments will I need?
While people generally start to see results after the first 1-2 treatments it is usually necessary to have between 3-6 for maximum effectiveness. Take a look at the difference between results of the more traditional Q-switch treatments above and the Enlighten laser to get an idea of the difference between them in even the toughest situations.

Can I get it for large tattoos?
Yes. Enlighten is for tattoos of all shapes and sizes. Some will be harder than others to treat, but all tattoos can be significantly reduced if not completely eliminated. Take a look at the example of a back tattoo that was mostly removed after 4 Enlighten treatments. The amount we are able to remove will depend on a number of factors, including the colors and depth of the ink in your skin.

Can you guarantee that it will completely erase my tattoos?
Unfortunately, that’s not possible… yet. The Enlighten laser is the most advanced and effective treatment available for tattoo removal, but technology has not made it to the point yet that we can guarantee full removal without a trace. What we can guarantee is that we will work with you every step of the way to achieve the best result possible. How effective treatment will be for each tattoo depends on a number of factors outside of our control, including the depth of the tattoo and the colors of the ink.

For more information or to schedule your consultation, contact us today!