The Pico Laser system contains specific technical advantages for removing a wide variety of tattoos.
How many treatments does tattoo removal take?
Not all body art is created alike; many factors are involved that determine the number of treatments needed, such as:
- How long the tattoo has been in the skin. Newer tattoos are a little more resistant while older tattoos are easier to remove.
- The depth of the ink in the skin.
- The type of ink in the skin. There are many different types of pigment that could have been used to create the tattoo.
- Was the tattoo created by a professional artist or an amateur?
Usually professional tattoos will need 6-8 treatments, while amateur tattoos take about 4-5 treatments. The sessions will be spaced 6-8 weeks apart, allowing the body’s immune system to naturally remove the pigment fragments.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most patients report that the treatment sensation for removing a tattoo is similar to getting a tattoo. Other patients say the laser treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. A numbing cream can be used to make the treatment more comfortable.
How will I take care of my skin after the treatment?
An anti-bacterial ointment and ice will need to be applied. If a scab forms, it is vital that the area is never picked or scratched in order to avoid scarring. For optimal results, follow any post treatment instructions given to you by the clinician.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Costs will vary depending on the type and size of the tattoo. Call us today at (859) 254-5665 and schedule a consultation to start the process of removing the ink from your skin!