What Lasers Are Used for Tattoo Removal?
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 With PicoSure Laser
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 your consultation. Contact us today to schedule your tattoo removal consultation!
How many tattoo removal treatments Will I Need?
You will need multiple treatments to remove the existing tattoo. Treatments are typically spaced about 6-8 weeks a part.
Tattoo Removal Side Effects
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 Options For Laser Treatment?
Topical anesthesia is applied to the treatment area one hour prior to treatment.
Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery
Recovery can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks after treatment, 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 chances of complications.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you want 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. Kathleen L. Behr, MD serves Fresno and surrounding areas in California.