Laser tattoo removal using PicoSure

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Laser Tattoo Removal, Laser Tattoo Remove, Laser Treatments

Low-Resolution-webmultimedia-quality-photo-top-view-225x300What you always wanted to know about Tattoo Removal

Tattoos have been an up-and-coming trend for years now. Many people desire to remove their tattoos because it was not done correctly, the tattoo has morphed over time, the tattoo has gone out of style, or the patient would simply like a change. Whether your tattoo did not turn out the way you hoped or your skin had a reaction to the ink, professional removal using the PicoSure laser may be the right decision for you.

How does it work?

By using the PicoSure Laser, laser energy is delivered to the tattoo and breaks apart the ink into tiny particles. Those particles are then broken down through the body’s natural process and in turn, lightens the tattoo. As opposed to other tattoo removal lasers, PicoSure results in fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and faster results.

Will it hurt?

Pain tolerance can vary within individuals however, tattoo removal has often been compared to the pain of getting a tattoo. If you really desire to get the tattoo removed from your body, it will all be worth it in the end! To make things easier, we offer complimentary topical anesthetic and in some cases, we can numb the area with an injection.  Don’t let your fear keep you from getting the unwanted tattoo off of your body!

How many treatments do I need? How much will it cost?

The cost and number of treatments needed for a tattoo removal are based various factors, including the tattoo size, coloring, placement on the body, ink layering and lifestyle habits. Because each client’s body is different, a consultation is necessary to determine how many treatments it will take to remove the unwanted tattoo. After this consultation, you will then be able to get a personalized overview for how long the process should take to get your tattoo removed.

PicoSure vs. Q-Switched Lasers

PicoSure targets unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Q-Switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. However, because PicoSure is measured in pico-seconds as opposed to nano-seconds, these fast-paced pulses hit the ink particle with strong pressures which then shatters the ink into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body.



The PicoSure laser is one of the newest Aesthetic tools that Vive has added to their aesthetic services. They use this tool both for facial revitalization and tattoo removal. Dr. Pinto is highly qualified and can help you decide if tattoo removal is the right decision for you! Set up your consultation today!