Dr. Behr uses the PicoSure laser which is the latest technology for tattoo removal. PicoSure’s PressureWave™ gently delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to the tattoo ink in trillionths of a second without injury to the surrounding skin. This shatters the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. PicoSure has proven efficacy on difficult ink colors, as well as previously-treated tattoos, for better clearance with fewer laser treatments and improved recovery time.
Cost per treatment depends on size of tattoo. Treatments generally start at $250.00 per session. Packages are available as well and will be discussed in detail at time of consultation.
Treatments are done every 6 weeks.
Most common side effects with tattoo removal are mild swelling, small blisters, and peeling. If a blister larger than the size of a pencil eraser forms, please come into the office for evaluation. The following week after tattoo removal treatment is critical in the healing process. Proper care for the tattoo is crucial or scarring/infection may occur. You will be sent home with pre and post-treatment instructions at time of consultation, and at time of your first treatment.
No tanned skin (artificial included) two weeks prior to the treated area. Tattoo must be at least 4-6 weeks old and completely healed prior to treating.
Topical anesthesia is applied one hour prior to treatment.
Recovery can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks after treatment is performed depending on the area being treated. The farther away from the heart (legs, ankles, feet) can take longer to heal due to less circulation.
Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) and scarring are possible complications of the procedure. Sun exposure, as well as not adhering to post-treatment instructions provided may increase my chance of complications.
To find out if you are a good candidate for a tattoo removal procedure, call our office in Fresno CA to schedule a consultation at (559) 435-7546.