Frequently Asked Questions

about Tattoo Removal with PicoSure®


What makes the PicoSure® laser so special?

The PicoSure® removes tattoos in less than half the treatment sessions required by an old-school Q-Switch laser. The PicoSure® is also vastly more comfortable because the PicoSure® does not blister the skin the way a Q-Switch laser will.

How many sessions do I need?

Most tattoos are 80% cleared in 4-7 treatment sessions, spaced 5-6 weeks apart. Large, complex tattoos require more sessions.

What are the hardest colors to remove?

Currently, deep reds and white are the hardest to clear; greens, blues and black/grey are the easiest.

Does it hurt?

Some tattoos hurt more than others coming off. We provide numbing cream and chilled air to enhance comfort.

Which tattoos hurt the most?

Tattoos located over thin, boney area such as the tops of feet, ribs, knuckles and kneecaps will hurt more than arms, chest and leg tattoos.

How long am I actually under the laser?

The treatment is incredibly quick. A typical tattoo the size of a playing card takes about 2 minutes of laser time.

After the tattoo is removed – can I get the same area tattooed again?

Yes. Give your skin a few months to heal and it will accept a new tattoo.

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