Tattoo Removal FAQs

( Frequently Asked Questions )

How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?

Laser energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles, which are then eliminated through the body’s natural processes.

Can all tattoo shapes, sizes, and colors be removed?

Most tattoos can be removed, with variations due to location, color, and skin type.

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?

The number of treatments varies based on several factors including ink type, size, and laser used.

How often will I need treatments?

Treatments are typically spaced 4-8 weeks apart, but this can vary.

My tattoo was treated with a laser in the past and didn’t clear, why would I try again now?

PicoSure technology may succeed where older laser treatments failed, especially for stubborn inks.

What does laser tattoo removal feel like?

The sensation is similar to getting a tattoo, but quicker; comfort options are available.

How will my skin look after the laser treatment?

Immediate lightening followed by mild swelling and redness; care instructions are provided.

How long is each session?

Duration varies from a few minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the tattoo’s size and color.

Can I have part of a tattoo removed?

Yes, PicoSure’s precision allows for the removal of specific tattoo parts without affecting the rest.

Can I have my tattoo lightened to cover it up with another tattoo?

Lightening for cover-up tattoos is possible, with a recommended wait before the new tattoo.

Will insurance cover laser tattoo removal?

Typically not, as it’s considered an elective cosmetic procedure.

What will prevent me from having laser tattoo removal treatment?

Pregnancy and recent tattooing are contraindications.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Costs vary depending on tattoo size and treatment number; insurance usually does not cover this.