Tattoo removal is on the rise across the world. Once considered a permanent decision, technology has enabled tattoos to become a thing of the past. While black or dark cover-up tattoos used to be the only option for hiding former tattoos, the advent of lasers has brought about an entire industry devoted to the fading and complete reduction of unwanted ink.
Tattoo removal is as big of a decision as deciding to get a tattoo. First, a client must decide whether or not they are seeking a complete or partial removal. Using the PicoSure laser, tattoos often achieve enough fading after 1-2 treatments to enable a cover-up that is not saturated in dark ink. The second option is complete removal, the process of eliminating all of the ink particles from the skin over time and multiple treatments.
Similar to the experience of getting a tattoo, tattoo removal cannot be described as a comfortable treatment. Each zap of the laser is often compared to the feeling of oil or grease splashing onto your skin while cooking over a stove. Thankfully, the treatments are quick and significantly faster than the process of getting your tattoo. The PicoSure laser can fire up to 10 pulses per second, and large tattoos can be covered in less than 1 hour. As we tell our clients, the longest part of the appointment is the education process, and the signing of forms.
Swelling and bruising are the most common symptoms following your tattoo removal treatment. Following your treatment, the aftercare process is explained in detail, and you are given a take-home package with additional information.
Request a comprehensive cosmetic assessment with Dr. Kam or one of our head nurses to discuss your needs and desires for a customized PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatment plan. Appropriate options for your timeline, budget, and skin type will be presented according to your removal goals. The $50 fee will be applied to your treatment within 1 month of the initial consultation.