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5 Of the Most Common Laser Tattoo Removal Questions, Answered

Cynosure Laser Tattoo Removal


If you are one of the 1 in 7 people who have tattoos and are considering options for tattoo removal, it is important to be well informed and be equipped with the right knowledge, before taking the next step.

Below, we answer some of the most common laser tattoo removal questions to help you feel more comfortable and know that you are receiving the safest and most effective treatment for you.

  1. How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Understanding how laser tattoo removal works is incredibly important when it comes to choosing a clinic or technician and ensuring that they are using the right laser equipment. FDA cleared and TGA listed, PicoSure is the most trusted and versatile technology for the treatment of a wide range of tattoos in a virtually pain-free manner.

PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatments work by delivering ultra-short pulse bursts of energy onto the skin that shatter the tattoo ink into tiny dust like particles so that the body can safely and easily eliminate the ink. This also ensures that less heat is being generated by the laser and transferred to the skin, reducing the chances of burning, bleeding or discolouration and resulting in less pain and recovery time.

  1. Can All Ink Colours And Skin Types Be Treated?

The different colours that are used in your tattoo will sit at various points beneath the skin’s surface, meaning that different wavelengths are required to treat different ink colour pigments. PicoSure has the capability to treat tattoos of various ink colours – no matter your skin type.

The PicoSure difference is that our patented PressureWave™ Technology has the ability to treat the entire spectrum of ink colours on all skin types, including black, blue, green, red, orange, purple, yellow and pinks.

  1. How Many Treatments Are Required?

Every tattoo is different; therefore every tattoo removal process will also vary from person to person. The number of treatments required to successfully remove your tattoo will be dependent on the age of the tattoo, the size, the colour pigment and the type of ink used. The location of the tattoo on the body will also need to be taken into consideration. However, on average, patients will tend to start to see results after their second or third treatment.

  1. How Much Will It Cost?

Similarly to how many treatments are required, the cost of removing your tattoo will be entirely dependent on the same factors relating to the specifics of your tattoo. The best way to get an understanding of how much the entire process will cost you is to visit your closest PicoSure clinic and receive a consultation where the clinician will assess your tattoo and offer you an individual assessment. Visit our website to find your closest provider.

  1. How To Care For Your Skin Post Treatment

After your tattoo removal treatments, it is important that you are properly caring for your skin to ensure it heals properly. Keep the area clean and dry whilst also applying Vitamin E cream to instigate skin renewal. For the next few weeks after the treatment, it is best to avoid direct sun exposure to prevent damaging your skin further. Pools and saunas should also be avoided to lessen chances of infection. If you are unsure or if there are any abnormal developments, always contact your laser technician.

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