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PicoSure Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo Removal

A tattoo can be a beautiful work of art, something fun, or a nice way to honor a memory or experience. It can also be a daily reminder of a bad decision. Many people get their first tattoo when they are young without the finances or the where-with-all to see a truly talented tattoo artist. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery and Spa26, we believe that any tattoo should make you feel empowered, beautiful and strong. And if doesn’t, get rid of it. Thanks to the revolutionary technology of the PicoSure laser, you can erase or lighten an unwanted or badly-done tattoo, regardless of the ink color or the color of your skin.

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Pairs Well With

  • EltaMD- Laser Enzyme Gel

    EltaMD Laser Enzyme Gel is an enzyme-enhanced moisturizer that promotes skin healing, moisturization, recovery and comfort when used after non-ablative and mildly ablative procedures. Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) hydrates the skin while producing a cool, soothing sensation. A clear gel base allows observation of the skin. Laser Enzyme Gel may be applied immediately after treatment and continued through post-procedure recovery.

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  • Alastin Skincare - Skin Nectar

    This proprietary formulation is designed to support the skin, before, during and after cosmetic procedures. This product works with the skin's natural regeneration process and assists in improving the skin's appearance. It can be applied immediately post-procedure for faster recovery and healthier looking skin. If you want to learn more about the best skincare for rosacea, check out our blog

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  • Epionce Essential Recovery Kit

    Epionce Essential Recovery Kit is specially formulated to further the skin's healing process after invasive and non-invasive procedures, including treatments such as microneedling and laser treatment. The kit includes a trio of the brand's popular botanical-based products formulated specifically to restore the skin's barrier function.

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PicoSure VS. Tattoo Removal

The PicoSure laser is, without question, the gold standard in laser tattoo removal. What makes it so different from other tattoo removal lasers is that it is acoustic, not thermal. Three times faster than other lasers, the PicoSure works by delivering a pressure wave of specialized thermal energy in ultra-short pulses. These rapid changes in pressure, which occur in a picosecond, cause your tattoo inks to explode into dust-like particles. These particles of injured cells are then easily eliminated through your body’s own lymphatic system. In short, the PicoSure doesn’t remove your tattoo — your own body does it.  Other tattoo removal lasers use thermal energy and work by heating or burning the “inked” or pigmented cells. This, in turn, can cause a great deal of collateral damage to the healthy, clean skin that surrounds your tattoo. The PicoSure tattoo removal laser, on the other hand, quickly and specifically targets just the tattoo ink itself, leaving the surrounding skin alone. It is hands down the fastest and most effective means for removing or lightening an unwanted tattoo.

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Benefits of PicoSure Laser

The benefits of the PicoSure laser are numerous. For starters, it is three times faster than other tattoo removal lasers at erasing or lightening an unwanted tattoo. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery and Spa26, we are incredibly respectful of the fact that our Beverly Hills and beyond patients lead very busy lives. So anything that saves you time is a big plus in our book. Other benefits of the PicoSure laser include:
  • safe
  • highly effective
  • removes all colors of ink
  • works on all skin tones
  • erases difficult tattoo inks
  • able to address previously treated tattoos
  • 3x faster than other lasers
  • requires fewer treatment sessions
  • quicker recovery time
  • does not injure the surrounding skin

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Ideal Candidate for PicoSure

One of the great things about the PicoSure laser for tattoo removal is that it works on every skin tone. This means that anyone, of any ethnicity or gender, who has an unwanted tattoo is a candidate for the PicoSure laser. Furthermore, unlike other tattoo removal lasers, it also works on all different colors of ink. Some colors may require more sessions to remove than others, but the PicoSure can target even the most difficult ink colors.

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PicoSure Laser Procedure

When you come into the office, a nurse or physician’s assistant will numb the treatment area with an injection of lidocaine and epinephrine. Then, Dr. Nazarian or a highly trained member of her staff will pass the PicoSure laser over your tattoo. The length of the session is going to depend on the size of your tattoo as well as the colors and depth of the inks used. In general, the treatment only takes about 10 minutes.

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Frequently
Asked Questions

My friend’s tattoo got darker after her first session. Is this normal?

Yes. It is possible for a tattoo to appear darker after your PicoSure laser treatment. Once the ink has been blasted by the laser, your body’s immune system needs to flush it out. This can happen internally, but the ink may also be pressed out externally. This is why sometimes the tattoo appears darker during the laser tattoo removal fading process.

Can I get tattoo removal if I have white ink in my tattoo?

If you have light colors in your tattoo, they often consist of traces of white ink. As the white ink oxidizes with treatment, it can turn a grayish color. The best case scenario with oxidized white ink is that more sessions will make it better. However, we can never predict if the grayish color will completely go away. For this reason, we recommend that you avoid tattoo removal if you have white ink, and don’t have the budget to keep getting treatments.

How many sessions will I need to remove my tattoo?

It depends. Every patient’s skin is singular. And every tattoo is unique, containing different ink colors, depths, and volumes. No one can predict exactly how many sessions you will need.  Some tattoo ink colors contain titanium. This makes them much more resistant to tattoo removal lasers, including the PicoSure, and may require many more sessions before a noticeable difference is realized.  Luckily, most tattoos come off quickly and easily. But this is why it is so important to think twice before getting a tattoo with titanium-containing ink!

Does tattoo removal with the PicoSure laser hurt?

No. We perform a numbing injection consisting of lidocaine and epinephrine to the area so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. Please let us know if you have a sensitivity to the numbing ingredients. Your skin may feel a bit “tight” afterwards.

How expensive is the PicoSure laser for tattoo removal?

The overall cost is going to depend on a number of factors such as the size of your tattoo, the colors and types of ink used and the color of your skin. To receive an estimate, fill out your information in the area provided on this page. I can promise that since the PicoSure is so fast, it is ultimately less expensive than the other tattoo removal lasers on the market.

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019
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