RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tattoos are more prevalent than ever, yet even among tattoo lovers, there are times when there is regret. According to a Harris Poll, one in seven adult Americans regrets getting a tattoo. The Laser Center at Contour Dermatology, one of the most comprehensive laser centers in Southern California, has acquired a new laser system that makes it easier, faster and safer than ever to get rid of an unwanted tattoo – PicoWay by Syneron Candela. PicoWay also has received FDA clearance to treat pigmented lesions such as brown spots.
"We're really excited about offering the PicoWay system to our patients," said Dr. Timothy Jochen. "This is the next generation technology that breaks tattoo ink particles or pigment into miniscule granules which are absorbed by the body for faster and better results."
PicoWay is safe for most skin types, including darker skin, and it requires fewer treatments, has less discomfort and offers better clearance than traditional pigment lasers. PicoWay delivers short, ultra pulses of energy that are so fast, they are measured in "Pico seconds" – trillionths of a second. This ultra fast delivery of concentrated high-powered energy helps ensure ink is effectively shattered while the least amount of heat is transferred to the skin, which is one of the reasons it is safer for darker skin types.
Utilizing a different handpiece – Pico Resolve, but the same ultra fast, short pulses, PicoWay also offers an advanced solution for reducing the appearance of pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, brown spots, café-au-lait and more. This laser targets the melanin pigmentation while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. In a clinical study of the Pico Resolve, 96 percent of lesions had good or complete clearance and 86 percent of the patients were satisfied with the results.
A leading dermatologist, Dr. Timothy Jochen specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery procedures. He is one of the top facial filler and Botox injectors in the nation. Dr. Jochen is also an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
To learn more about Contour Dermatology, visit www.contourderm.com.
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SOURCE Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center