Tattoo Removal with PicoSure Treatment
Before we can begin the Picosure laser treatment, you will come in for a consultation and patch test. One of our trained aesthetic practitioners will determine your suitability for tattoo removal. You will also be provided with a quotation and bespoke treament plan.
What to expect when you come in for tattoo removal?
After making adjustments to the laser according to the tattoo of the patient, the practitioner then cleans the area with antibacterial lotion.
The practitioner will then provide you with protective eyewear to ensure your safety.
Treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the skin surface and then activating the laser.
The tattoo removal session can last 5 to 45 minutes depending on the characteristics of the tattoo.
Tattoo removal is a process which requires multiple sessions. Patience is essential, the tattoo will fade gradually over the course of treatments. We take photos at each stage to monitor your progress.
Picosure is the one of most advanced tattoo removal technologies on the market.
What to expect after Picosure laser treatment?
After the first session, it is normal to notice some localized redness, associated with a feeling of heat, but this usually disappears after a few hours.
Crusts, edema, or blisters may also occur. Be careful, do not pick scabs or blisters: these symptoms last on average 15 days and a repair cream will be systematically proposed to accelerate healing.
We rarely observe hyper or hypopigmentation reactions. If so, these are reversible most of the time.
Finally it is important to remember that healing times will vary greatly from person to person. This it is recomended to leave at least 8 weeks between Picosure laser treatments.
Is laser tattoo removal Painful?
Although the pain tolerance is unique to everyone, tattoo removal is known to feel similar to the actual tattooing process itself. The practitioner will make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment. To reduce the pain, you can take non-prescription pain killers 1 hour prior to treatment.
It is essential to clean the treated area daily with clean water and to dry it well by tapping lightly with a clean towel.
It is advisable to apply a antiseptic cream 2 to 3 times per day until the area has completly healed. In some cases, a surgical dressing may be applied for a few days to accelerate the healing process. Do not scratch or scrub the treated area.
Finally, a SPF 50 sun protection is critical for 4 weeks after treatment.
In the majority of cases, with Picosure®, there will be no scar on the tattooed area. However, some cases carry a higher risk of scarring persisting after treatment. We recommend being vigilant for darker skins (fitzpatrick skin type 3, 4 and 5) and we do not recommend tattoo removal for skin type 6.
What to do in case of side effects
A skin reaction may occur following one of your sessions. Some blistering is normal, if you encounter this. We recommend you moisturize the area with a healing cream and cover it with a dressing or compress to avoid chafing.
Picosure: what are the benefits?
- FDA Aproved technology
- Less overall treatments needed
- Little to no risk of scarring
- Shorter treatments times
Is it possible to get tattooed again?
Nothing prevents you from being tattooed again but it will be necessary to wait at least 6 months for a good healing of the skin.