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A Peek at PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

It is estimated that 32% of the US population between the ages of 30 and 45 have at least one tattoo according to a 2013 Pew Research Study. This means that tattoos have been transformed from a taboo to a mainstream trend, with people from all walks of life opting for the inked needle. However, studies also show that many people with tattoos now regret them.

Luckily, there have been major advancements in tattoo removal methods. And now the latest and greatest in laser tattoo removal is now available to Salt Lake City and Utah County residents at Aesthetica Medical Spa.

PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal

The PicoSure laser system marks a new era of laser tattoo removal. And this advanced system does more than target unwanted body ink: PicoSure is also tough on skin discoloration or “dark spots” that come with aging.

PicoSure incorporates the latest in laser technology in order to remove skin discolorations and tattoos more effectively than ever before.

Why PicoSure Is So Different

The PicoSure laser system deploys ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the skin to remove tattoos and dark spots. These short pulses from the laser create a photomechanical effect called PressureWave.

How does PressureWave work? It breaks ink and brown spots into tiny, dust-like particles that the body can easily eliminate. The PicoSure laser is able to target dark inks or skin pigment while avoiding surrounding unmarked skin tissue. 

This is different than the Q-switched lasers that have been used for years in aesthetic laser skin treatments and laser tattoo removal. Q-switched lasers require longer light pulses and leave larger particles of ink. As a result, Q-switched lasers require more sessions, which are longer and more painful.

What PicoSure Means for You

Simply put, Picosure is able to achieve superior results more quickly—with less discomfort.

  • The Picosure Laser System

  • Requires fewer laser tattoo sessions

  • Does not injure surrounding unmarked skin

  • Targets difficult-to-remove colors like blues and greens

  • Can be used on previously treated tattoos for quicker results

  • Requires much less recovery time than other laser tattoo removal techniques

  • Delivers clear, healthy tattoo and spot-free skin faster

PicoSure at Aesthetica Medical Spa

Aesthetica Medical Spa is excited to add PicoSure laser tattoo removal and aesthetic treatments to their already extensive menu of spa services. If you have been looking into removing dark spots or unwanted tattoos from your skin, there has never been a better time!

Contact Aesthetica Medical Spa, the premier beauty spot for Salt Lake City and Utah County, to schedule your free PicoSure laser tattoo removal consultation today.

Summer Just Keeps Getting Hotter & So Do Our Specials

As summer heats up don’t forget to check out our sizzling July medical spa offers at Aesthetica Medical Spa, Utah’s premier spot for beauty.
Double Points from Allergan's Brilliant Distinctions 
Aesthetica Medical Spa will reward your loyalty twice as much as usual if you visit us in the next few weeks. Get double points on Botox, Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma XC starting Monday, July 14th through August.

Botox Refer a Friend Special
When you refer a friend to Aesthetica Medical Spa, they get FREE Botox and you get 200 Brilliant Distinction points. Now you both can recapture a youthful appearance by removing the wrinkles caused by squinting, frowning, sun damage and aging.

Our convenient location makes Aesthetica Medical Spa the perfect place to send your pals from both Salt Lake City and Utah County.

Keep Your Skin Protected From the Summer Sun
One of the biggest causes of premature aging of the skin is sun exposure.  We all know the sun can be especially harsh in Salt Lake City and Utah County due to our high altitude.  Are you protecting your skin everyday?

Don’t run the risk of early aging!  Use adequate, high quality sunscreen during your summer of fun. Protect yourself and save money with Aesthetica Medical Spa.  All sunscreen is 20% off during July!

Essential Summer Skin Care Gift Set from Obagi
Obagi products deliver anti-aging results including rejuvenating skin and reducing wrinkles. It goes beneath the surface and works at a cellular level to give you lasting healthy skin.

Whether you or an avid fan or want to try Obagi Medical products out for the first time, you will love the Obagi Summer Skincare Gift Set, now only $108 ($160 value).

Low Energy? Difficulty Losing Weight? Maybe It's Time to Get Pelleted!
Feel your best again with BioTe® Hormone Pellet Therapy. BioTe® Hormone Pellet Therapy is a natural approach to hormone therapy that uses hormones the body can’t distinguish from its own.

BioTe® Hormone Pellet Therapy replaces hormones to help restore your hormone balance and eliminate fatigue, depression, irritability, anxiety and joint pain. Contact Aesthetica today to see if BioTe is right for you!

Aesthetica Liquid Lift
Experience a facelift without the surgery for only $1,799. This non-surgical procedure includes 44 units of Botox, one syringe of Juvederm Ultra Plus, and one syringe of Voluma. Look younger in just one visit to Aesthetica Medical Spa! Call 1-877-580-2622 to schedule your appointment today.

A Whole Lot of New Things to See at Aesthetica Medical Spa
If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the changes and improvements we have made to our Lindon medical spa facility, come visit us! We have new staff members, new services, new products and a totally updated space. Drop by and check it out!


See specials page for complete details.  All offers expire July 31, 2014 unless otherwise noted.

Salt Lake City Laser Hair Removal Tips: How to Prepare

You’ve been thinking about laser hair removal for a while. Who wouldn’t want to say a permanent goodbye to unwanted hair?
It’s never been easier to find laser hair removal solutions in the Salt Lake City and Utah County area. Don’t let what you don’t know about laser hair removal keep you from silky smooth skin.  Learn how to prepare for laser hair removal and what to expect after the treatment.
Tips for Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
6 Weeks before Laser Hair Removal
Stop pulling your hair out – Literally, whatever hair removal method you are currently using—stop it! No waxing, tweezing, using depilatories, or bleach. The hair needs to be in place in order to be targeted by the laser.
Manage your sun time – Reduce sun exposure and apply sunscreen, especially with the altitude of Salt Lake City. Skin that has been tanned or reddened by the sun changes how lasers interact with the skin and hair follicles. Also, avoid using tanning creams and lotions.
6 Hours before Laser Hair Removal
Don’t fear the razor – Shave the areas that will be treated with the laser. If there is too much hair on the skin’s surface during treatment, the laser will target the existing hair as well as the follicle underneath the skin. This could cause the surface hair and possibly the skin will be burned by the laser.
Day of Laser Hair Removal
Skip the cosmetic routine –Avoid your standard application of lotion, makeup, perfume and deodorant on the treatment day. Any substances on the skin surface during treatment can refract the laser's energy and interfere with the effectiveness of laser hair removal.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
Right after Laser Hair Removal
Once the laser hair removal session is complete your skin will likely appear red and irritated from the treatment. This is normal, so keep your skin well hydrated, protected from the sun, and free from excess irritation.
3 Weeks after Laser Hair Removal
Shedding – Yes. Shedding. All hair should shed within three weeks following the treatment. During the shedding phase, hair may look like it’s growing, but it is actually coming out to shed. Exfoliating and scrubbing gently in the shower after laser hair removal can help speed up shedding.
Stop putting off laser hair removal any longer. Aesthetica, Utah’s premier medical spa for beauty, is located in Lindon, Utah, just a short drive from Salt Lake City. Call 1-877-580-2622 to schedule your appointment today or schedule your laser hair removal appointment online!

Aftercare for Laser Tattoo Removal in Salt Lake City

The options for improving your bikini bod this summer now include banishing those unwanted tattoos. True, they may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but now laser tattoo removal may be a better one.

You can leave the past behind with laser tattoo removal from Aesthetica, the premier medical spa for Salt Lake City and Utah County residents. This simple outpatient process uses light energy to break down tattoo ink; the body is then able to remove the ink through natural processes.

Part of successful laser tattoo removal treatment includes proper aftercare. In order to achieve the best results from your laser tattoo removal, follow the aftercare tips below.

Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare Tips
  • Treatment is your friend – Keep the area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and pat it dry. Apply over-the-counter antibiotic ointment up to three times a day for at least three days while the area is healing. Keep the laser tattoo removal area covered with a sterile dressing for three days after laser tattoo removal treatment.

  • Blisters aren’t a bad thing – Blisters are common and develop within eight hours of your laser tattoo removal treatment. Blisters are a natural response from your immune system indicating that it is beginning to remove the ink and your skin is trying to heal.

  • Use a cool compress – Applying cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser tattoo removal treatment can relieve any discomfort or inflammation that results from laser tattoo removal. Take plain Tylenol if needed, but avoid aspirin.

  • Don’t forget the sunscreen  – You may be tempted to show off the progress of your laser tattoo removal in the Salt Lake City summer sun. But, before you do, cover the treated area with a sun block with an SPF of 25 or higher for three months after each laser tattoo removal treatment.
     
  • Beware of creams and makeup – Do not wear makeup, cream, or medication on or near the treated area for 48 hours after the laser tattoo removal session.
     
  • Shower? Yes. Bath? Not so much. – Feel free to shower two hours after laser tattoo removal treatment, but avoid high-pressure water hitting the treated area. To reduce the risk of infection baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or any type of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed.
Learn more about laser tattoo removal for Salt Lake City and Utah County with a no-obligation consultation. Call Aesthetica Medical Spa at 801-899-0030 today to schedule yours today!
 

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