How much does PicoSure cost?
This is dependent on two key aspects – the size of your tattoo and the ink density of the tattoo. A square tattoo with ink inside will cost more then a square that is just outlined.
How much does laser tattoo removal hurt?
While the level of pain you’ll experience during a laser tattoo removal treatment
depends on location and your personal pain threshold, it generally does hurt to some extent.
However, with the advent of new laser technology it does also depend on which kind of laser removal treatment you decide to have. For example, our PicoSure laser has been described as being up to half as painful as other lasers by clients! Across the industry others have reported that their PicoSure treatment simply feels like an elastic band being rapidly pinged against their skin.
Can I use numbing cream?
Yes you are welcome to purchase topical numbing cream from your local pharmacy and apply it before your appointment. Just ask the pharmacist about the optical numbing time and plan accordingly.
Does laser tattoo removal have side effects?
There are natural side effects that do occur and are positive signs that your body is already starting to heal. They include, white frosting, blistering, scabbing, swelling and itching.
Other less common side effects include, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation and scarring. For more detailed information, please book in a consulation with our experienced Dermal Therapist
Does PicoSure work on darker skin types?
There is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation with the PicoSure laser on darker skin tones. This is due to the shorter wavelengths. As such, your treatment settings will be more conservative and the process will be longer because of this.
How long do you have to wait between PicoSure treatments?
A minimum of 8 weeks to allow for the treated area to recover.
Can you go in the sun before or after PicoSure treatment?
Sun exposure should be avoided 6 weeks prior to treatment, for the duration of the treatment and for 4 weeks after. The Clinic advises the use of reputable sun protection of factor 50/30+, or protection of the treated area from sunshine. Treatment of an area after recent exposure to sunlight could result in permanent hypopigmentation of the treated area.
How long does it take to see results from PicoSure tattoo removal?
In most cases, fading can be seen after the first treatment once the area has healed but this does depend on the ink density, where the tattoo is situated and the indivuals immune system.
Is there any specific PicoSure aftercare advice?
Yes, we provide you with an aftercare and send you a hard copy via email on the day of your treatment.
The main advice to note is to avoid sun exposure. Always use a sunscreen of a minimum SPF30 on exposed areas.
Avoid hot baths/showers, saunas, swimming pools, creams, body lotions, perfumes and restrictive clothing for 48 hours after your treatment.
Drink plenty of water!
It’s important you follow the advice for a speedier recovery and optimum results.
What is the minimum age for PicoSure tattoo removal?
The minimum age for PicoSure tattoo removal is 18 years.
Can anyone have tattoo removal?
There are certain medication and medical conditions that are contraindicators to treatment.
There are also certain medication that will require doctors certificates before
commencement of treatment. These clients are treated cautiously which will result in more treatment and lengthier intervals between treatments.