Harlingen Family Care Clinic

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Harlingen, TX

There are many reasons why you might feel like you need to cover up blemishes or remove tattoos you no longer want, but you don’t have to live with skin you’re unhappy with. At Harlingen Family Care Clinic in Harlingen, Texas, Rolando Posada, MD, and the team regularly treat pigment irregularities, acne scars, and unwanted tattoos with the PicoSure® aesthetic laser system. Call the clinic or request an appointment online to learn more.

PicoSure Q & A

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is an aesthetic laser that can remove tattoos and treat skin discoloration. While traditional lasers relied on extreme heat to clear tattoo ink and pigmentation irregularities, PicoSure’s technology brings better results with less damage to the skin.

The aesthetic system uses three different light wavelengths delivered to the skin in trillionths of a second. The laser’s speed effectively makes the pigment in the treatment area vibrate and shatter. Once shattered, your body naturally absorbs and eliminates the particles, leaving you with clearer skin.

PicoSure removes tattoos and revitalizes skin with less surrounding tissue damage than other laser systems.

What conditions can PicoSure treat?

PicoSure is designed to treat pigment irregularities on the face and remove unwanted tattoos. 

It’s FDA-cleared for:

  • Tattoo removal
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Acne scar reduction
  • Benign pigmented lesion removal

If you’re frustrated by wrinkles, age lines, or acne scars, PicoSure targets and destroys uneven pigmentation and promotes new, healthy skin growth in its place. For tattoos, PicoSure breaks up even the most stubborn ink colors to remove them permanently. 

How does PicoSure remove tattoos?

PicoSure treats unwanted tattoos of all colors and on all skin types. At Harlingen Family Care Clinic, tattoo removal is customized for your tattoo and your skin. 

The 755nm wavelength works best on black, blue, and green ink. The 532nm wavelength destroys stubborn red, yellow, and orange inks. For black ink removal in patients with darker skin tones, the team can use the 1064nm wavelength.

The laser wavelengths target the pigment in tattoo ink and break it up into tiny particles. Your body naturally absorbs and eliminates the particles and the tattoo fades from view.

What can I expect during PicoSure treatment?

Your PicoSure treatment is personalized to meet your goals at Harlingen Family Care Clinic. Many facial revitalization procedures require just one treatment session for significant results. For tattoo removal, the number of treatments the team recommends will depend on the size, type, and location of your tattoo.

Each treatment session usually takes between 10-15 minutes. The feeling of laser treatment is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping against your skin. The team may apply a topical numbing cream to help keep you comfortable during treatment. 

PicoSure doesn’t damage the surface of your skin or tissue surrounding the treatment area. Most patients experience minor redness for a few hours after treatment, but there’s no downtime, and you don’t need to avoid makeup, sunscreen, or other skincare products.

PicoSure is a powerful aesthetic system for skin revitalization and tattoo removal. To find out if skin care with PicoSure is a good option for you, talk to the team at Harlingen Family Care Clinic by phone or book online.