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Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Lori C. Scott, MD -  - Addiction Medicine

Lori Scott Family Care

Lori C. Scott, MD

Addiction Medicine & Aesthetics located in Kinston, NC

If you have a tattoo that you regret, you don’t have to live with it anymore. Lori Scott, MD offers laser tattoo removal services from his practice, Lori Scott Family Care in Kinston, North Carolina. Dr. Scott uses the innovative PicoSure® laser treatment to break up the pigmentation in your skin. Call or make an appointment online today to learn more about how Dr. Scott can help you get rid of your unwanted tattoo.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

What should I do if I want to have a tattoo removed?

You should make an appointment to talk to Dr. Lori Scott about your tattoo removal options. Many factors contribute to the success of tattoo removal. For example, if your tattoo is older and is already fading, it may be easier to remove. Also, tattoo removal is more effective on lighter skin tones, although if you have darker skin, tattoo removal isn’t impossible.

Dr. Scott examines your skin and your unwanted tattoo carefully before committing to removal. She will answer all of your questions so that you fully understand the process and know what to expect.

What happens during tattoo removal?

During laser tattoo removal, you’ll rest comfortably in a treatment chair or bed. You can request a numbing treatment before your tattoo removal begins. Dr. Scott uses the PicoSure® laser to target your tattoo with ultrashort pulses of energy that breakup excess pigmentation in your skin. Treatment can last anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo you want to remove.

Can any tattoo be removed?

PicoSure is one of the most advanced tattoo removal lasers available today. It has proven to be successful at removing multi-colored tattoos; tattoos that were resistant to previous treatments; heavily lined, black tattoos; and more.

PicoSure is also one of the more effective treatments for darker skin tones. Dr. Scott will give you personalized advice about tattoo removal after he has a chance to meet with you and examine your unwanted tattoo. You may need several tattoo removal sessions to fully fade away the ink.

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is an innovative laser developed by CynoSure. It uses ultra-short pulses of energy to break up excess pigmentation in your skin. As the pigment disintegrates, your body absorbs it and passes it out with other waste products through your lymphatic system. It is an effective tattoo removal treatment and can also treat age spots and other hyperpigmentation issues.

How do I take care of my skin after tattoo removal treatment?

You may want to apply a cold compress after treatment as you may experience mild redness or swelling. Typically, any redness fades within a few hours of treatment. You can apply ointment to your skin and should keep it covered. Take care to avoid the sun. Even a mild tan can affect the melanin count in your skin and the effects of the laser treatments.

If you have questions about laser tattoo removal, call or schedule a consultation online today to talk to Lori Scott Family Care.