Can I lighten my tattoo to have another put on top?
Yes, not all patient’s desired results are to completely remove their tattoo. PicoSure is one of the best options for those looking to lighten a tattoo before a cover-up. This is due to the fact that PicoSure works to gradually lighten the tattoo rather than destroying it.
How much does Laser Tattoo Removal cost?
The cost of Laser Tattoo Removal depends on the size of the Tattoo. Prices start from $149 per session with our experienced Cosmetic Nurses. Complimentary consultations are available to offer a quote for both Nd:YAG and PicoSure Tattoo Removal services.
What is the difference between PicoSure and Nd:YAG Tattoo Removal?
There are many types of laser machines that can remove tattoos. We have seen positive results from both Nd:YAG and PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal.
The main advantage of Picosure is extremely short-pulse time. This allows very high energy to be delivered rapidly to the tattoo pigment. It destroys the pigment more effectively and in most cases, leaves the skin intact. This means fewer treatments, fewer complications and better results.
We recommend that those who are interested in Laser Tattoo Removal book a complimentary consultation to go over the different options and obtain a quote. There is no obligation to book treatment after the consultation.
What happens after the procedure?
A common side effect of a laser session is a slight whitening or ‘frosting’ of the skin which may feel dry and itchy. Some other side effects include mild swelling and redness some may experience slight blistering and pinpoint bleeding for a few days after the treatment. There is a small risk of scarring, however, this risk is very low.
Every tattoo is unique and contains different colours and different volumes of ink. It’s important to speak with one of our doctors to find out how many treatments you may need, and what to expect.
With Picosure, the number of treatments is generally expected to be roughly half of that required for alternative laser removal.