Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much is it going to cost?
This is the number one question enquiring patients want to know. The cost of each treatment varies on the size of the tattoo or tattoos. We recommend each patient to do an in-person consultation to get exact pricing and to address any concerns.
During the consultation, your tattoo will be measured using a grid for total surface area. We understand tattoos vary in size and offer competitive pricing.
2. How many treatments will I need for my tattoo to be removed?
This varies to each individual tattooo as no two tattoos are the same. Several factors contribute to the results of laser tattoo removal such as your skin type, tattoo location on the body, ink colors used, tattoo ink layering (cover-ups), ink depth and density, and if it was professionally applied.
3. Will the laser scar my skin?
This concern is common especially when reality tv shows depict ghastly results. It is important to know that it is very uncommon for a patient to scar from laser tattoo removal when proper laser protocols and patient aftercare are applied.
You must do your homework and go to an experienced licensed clinician.
4. How does the laser work to remove the tattoo ink?
The laser’s energy shatters the ink into small particles for the body to absorb and eliminate. The PicoSure laser converts the laser energy into pressure waves to injure the cells and break down the unwanted pigment.
PicoSure delivers energy in trillionths of a second unlike other lasers that are billionths of second and shatter the tattoo ink without harming surrounding tissue.
PicoSure breaks up the ink similar to a sugar cube breaking apart into fine granules.
5. How does my body remove the ink?
PicoSure shatters the ink into tiny particles and then the particles are absorbed by the lymphatic system, an important part of your body’s immune system. The immune response will entail some swelling, redness, and blisters. This is all standard and part of the healing process.
6. Will the treatment hurt?
This varies depending on the patient’s pain threshold. PicoSure laser tattoo removal is tolerable and the discomfort is compared to that of a rubber band snapping against the treatment area.
To minimize any discomfort we offer numbing cream, a cryo chiller during treatment, and Nitronix, nitrous oxide and oxygen. Ask us about your options.
Get in touch with us!
We are happy to answer any questions or concerns. We also offer individual consultations to best meet your needs and goals.