PicoSure Tattoo Removal

Incredible Skin & Body is proud to offer rapid tattoo removal with revolutionary PicoSure ™ Laser. We are one of the first 32 in the world to offer the new PicoSure™ laser treatment for tattoo removal.

Over 45 million Americans have tattoos. One in five want them removed or want to wipe the canvas clean for another tattoo.

Picosure is the first major technologic advance in laser tattoo removal in 20 years, and here is why:

  • Much faster laser pulse (on the order of 1000 times) vs. previous Q-switched lasers
  • Much more thorough ink particle destruction
  • Improved & faster removal, even on difficult ink colors (including blues and greens)
  • Few treatments than traditional lasers are possible
  • Will usually clear even resistant (recalcitrant) tattoos that have stopped fading in response to other lasers
  • Reduced side effects

Picosure ™ uses a PressureWave ™ technology to provide greater disruption of the tattoo ink which provides better clearance with fewer treatments without injury to the surrounding skin. As the ink is fractured into smaller particles they are removed by the body’s immune system. The tattoo is faded gradually with each treatment. The tattoo pigment destruction is much more complete with Picosure than with standard YAG tattoo removal lasers, as in the above image.

Before & After

WILL THE LASER TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?

The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from patient to patient. We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. We use a high-strength topical numbing cream as well as a Zimmer Chiller (cold air blower) during the treatment to maintain your comfort.

HOW MUCH WILL LASER TATTOO REMOVAL COST?

During your consultation, we will measure your tattoo and make an estimate of the number of treatments needed to remove it. For very large tattoos, such as sleeves, per square inch pricing does not apply, and we will give you a custom price based on the complexity and size of the tattoo.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE A TATTOO?

Every tattoo responds differently due to a number of variables. There are variations in ink colors and their chemical compositions, depth and density of ink placement, skin type and individual immune system factors. Predicting how many treatments any particular tattoo will require is an educated guess. During your consultation, your clinician will make an estimate of the number of tattoo removal sessions needed to remove your tattoo. Please see our “before and after” pictures to see real examples of PicoSure clients.

HOW FREQUENTLY CAN I RETURN FOR MORE TREATMENTS?

Tattoo fading is a slow process and depends on participation by your body’s immune system to work. We recommend that you wait at least 6 weeks to get the greatest value from each laser treatment. As the tattoo gets very faded waiting longer periods is frequently recommended – usually every 8 weeks.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE LIKE?

During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep your tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against. Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

The type of laser used for tattoo removal does not typically leave scars, although there is a small chance of this. You should inform your doctor or nurse practitioner if you have a tendency to form abnormal scars or keloids. Hyperpigmentation means a temporary darkening in the skin from inflammation caused by laser treatment. Hypopigmentation occurs occasionally in response to loss of melanin in the skin and is more common in darker skin types when treated with Picosure.

ARE THERE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR PICOSURE?

At this time, PicoSure can only be used on Skin Types I-IV, not V (Black/ Afro Caribbean). PicoSure is not able to treat cosmetic tattoos (eyeliner and eyebrows).

Client Testimonials

  • I recently had Botox done at Incredible Skin & Body and was extremely pleased with my experience. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. They gently guided me through the process and answered all my questions and concerns. The results were amazing and I will definitely return for more!!

    Michele, Chatsworth, CA
  • I have spent years searching for the right fit when it comes to my skin care needs. My search ended when I was referred to Tabitha. She is knowledgeable, professional and kind and explained everything she is doing which puts me at ease. Tabitha is not the only person I will trust when it comes to my face; the services she provides produce visible results that I love and have my friends asking, “What’s your secret?”

    Jennifer, Sherman Oaks,CA
  • This testimonial applies to Tabitha, who has been the one primarily seeing to my needs for the duration of my treatment at Incredible Skin and Body. In a word, my experience with Tabitha has been phenomenal. She has been nothing short of outstanding from beginning to end, giving me a very, very thorough consultation and seeing to my needs every step of the way. She detailed the process, made sure I understood all of it and covered all of the bases to make sure everything went smoothly. Both during and after the procedure, she ensured everything was comfortable for me and inquired about whether or not I was satisfied and if my needs had been met. Even after an initial treatment that didn’t deliver the results we were after, she still did not give up and continued to go out of her way to make sure I achieved the results I desired. All of this is just a piece of what sets her apart from the others in her field, and as a result, she has now set the standard of excellence which I will hold others to. I have never had an experience so positive in any office to date. Her level of care and consideration is truly one-of-a-kind, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

    Sanaz, San Diego,CA
  • What can I say, Tabitha is a pro! The CO2 Laser Treatment done on my face by Tabitha was a wonderful experience. My skin looked and felt younger and revitalized within days of having my procedure done. I am prone to acne breakouts and 5 months later, my skin has stayed clear. The procedure is amazing and it really makes a difference who you go to. The whole staff was friendly and polite and Tabitha is so professional and caring. Thank you for a life changing experience! I will be back for more treatments in the future!

    Mahri, Granada Hills, CA
  • The results from my CO2 treatment are fabulous. The appearance of my acne scars is much better, I would say 40% better as of 2 months after my treatment. The staff was great, the Nurse Practitioner answered all of my questions and really gave me the information I needed to not only have a successful treatment with great results but now I am using their skin care and I feel like I am protecting my investment. I saw family that I had not seen in approximately 6 months and they noticed the improved texture, tone and bright color of my face. I am really, really pleased and very happy I found Incredible Skin & Body.

    Susana, Van Nuys, CA
  • This testimonial applies to Tabitha, who has been the one primarily seeing to my needs for the duration of my treatment at Incredible Skin and Body. In a word, my experience with Tabitha has been phenomenal. She has been nothing short of outstanding from beginning to end, giving me a very, very thorough consultation and seeing to my needs every step of the way. She detailed the process, made sure I understood all of it and covered all of the bases to make sure everything went smoothly. Both during and after the procedure, she ensured everything was comfortable for me and inquired about whether or not I was satisfied and if my needs had been met. Even after an initial treatment that didn’t deliver the results we were after, she still did not give up and continued to go out of her way to make sure I achieved the results I desired. All of this is just a piece of what sets her apart from the others in her field, and as a result, she has now set the standard of excellence which I will hold others to. I have never had an experience so positive in any office to date. Her level of care and consideration is truly one-of-a-kind, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

    Sanaz, from San Diego
  • I am very happy with my results. The office staff was lovable and friendly. My SmartLipo results are fabulous; I feel contoured and slim again. The SmartSkinCO2 results are remarkable. With as little as 2 days downtime, I am rewarded with beautiful, smoother and brighter skin. Three months later My skin is also tighter and my jawline is remarkable. The medical staff is really the best, all my concerns were answered and they really care.

    Reyna. Panorama City, CA
  • I’m very pleased with Tabitha. She very sweet and deliver excellent customer service.

    Safoura M Woodland Hills, CA
  • Tabitha is the only nurse I would trust with injectables!

    Kim W. Stevenson Ranch, CA
  • As usual, Tabitha was amazing and I got compliments all day from friends and family.

    Marjan T. Laguna Hills, CA

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