WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Anne L. White of Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center is the first in the Triad to offer PicoSure™, an unprecedented advancement in laser tattoo removal. The FDA-cleared PicoSure™, named for its picosecond laser technology, erases tattoos with fewer treatment sessions and better results. Tattoos that have been treated previously but have failed to clear can even be removed. PicoSure's patented PressureWave™ ultra-short pulse duration gently delivers laser energy to the tattoo ink in trillionths of a second, without causing injury to the surrounding skin. Nanosecond lasers also work by breaking up the ink, but the PicoSure shatters the ink into even tinier particles, which are more easily eliminated by the body. Additionally, PicoSure has proven efficacy on dark, stubborn blue and green inks, which are more difficult to remove.
With the rising popularity of tattoos, there has been a parallel rise in the number of people who experience tattoo regret and wish to have their tattoos removed. Cynosure, developer of PicoSure, cites a recent Harris poll that estimates 20% of tattooed Americans – roughly 45 million people - experience "tattoo regret." People decide to remove their tattoos because the designs are no longer relevant to their lifestyle, not just because of workplace dress code restrictions. Other personal motivations range from being tired of their limited clothing options to not wanting their children to see them.
"We've been helping patients remove their tattoos since 2002," Dr. White says. "With the PicoSure Laser, we're taking a huge leap forward in accommodating patient requests for more efficient removal; the faster recovery time will be a huge plus to them. After evaluating the treatment and clinical studies, I knew I had to make this technology available to my patients here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center."
About Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center
Dr. Anne L. White, of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 336-659-2663, has trained nationally and internationally and is passionately committed to providing the safest and latest techniques of non- and minimally invasive no-downtime laser, cosmetic and dermatological treatments, helping patients look as good on the outside as they feel inside. www.CarolinaLaser.com.
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