Center for Scars

Laser Tattoo Removal Now Available at Leading Scar Treatment Facility


Richmond, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2015 -- Over several years of practice, Dr. Travis Shaw has earned a reputation as the best scar doctor in Virginia for his use of cutting-edge scar treatment techniques and compassionate patient care. Thousands of patients have already had their lives changed with scar removal from the Center of Scars, Dr. Shaw's highly respected treatment facility. Now, the Center for Scars offers a new life-changing procedure in the form of PicoSure laser tattoo removal.

Tattoo regret is a common occurrence, especially for people in midlife or older. However, out of all individuals who eventually regret their tattoo (around 10% of people with at least one tattoo), only half that number go about getting it removed. Many avoid removal due to factors like pain, length of treatment and ineffectiveness. However, the innovations native to the PicoSure laser significantly reduce the risk of all three of these downsides to laser tattoo removal.

The PicoSure laser is one thousand times faster than conventional Q Switch tattoo removal lasers. Traditional lasers deliver a steady supply of heat to both the tattoo pigment and the skin around it, making for a slow, painful removal process that frequently damages the tissue surrounding the tattoo. The PicoSure laser, however, pulses light and sound energy in increments of a trillionth of a second. The ultra-fast pulsation breaks the pigment into tiny particles, which are then naturally flushed from the skin by the body's immune system. Most patients report minimal pain and tattoo clearance within six sessions.

Learn more about procedures from Center for Scars, including facial scar correction in Richmond, VA, at To set up a consultation with Dr. Shaw, call 804-775-4559.

About Center for Scars
The Center for Scars was founded by Dr. Travis Shaw, M.D., who was inspired by a trip to Kenya to specialize in facial plastic surgery and ENT. In addition to running a practice specializing in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Shaw also performs personalized scar revision and removal treatments at the Center for Scars, including free scar removal for victims of domestic violence. Since its foundation, the Center for Scars has helped hundreds of patients heal scarring from burns, trauma, surgery and acne.

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