Which tattoo removal laser is used for treatment?
Dr. Behr uses the PicoSure laser and RevLite 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.
Tattoo Removal Cost
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.
How many tattoo removal treatments are needed?
Treatments are done every 6 weeks.
What are the common side effects or complications associated with the treatment?
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.
Preparing for laser tattoo removal
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.
What are my pain management and anesthesia options?
Topical anesthesia is applied one hour prior to treatment.
How long is the recovery time associated with my procedure?
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.
Risks of tattoo removal
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.
Schedule a Consultation
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.