San Pedro Laser Center is Excited to Introduce

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal

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At San Pedro Laser Center we specialize in removing the most stubborn unwanted tattoos.

Our laser doesn’t just heat the ink, it also fractures it. If you’ve already tried laser tattoo removal, but didn’t get the results you were looking for, we are confident we can help you.

This is the answer to a virtually painless tattoo removal procedure.  San Pedro Laser Center is using the latest technology to bring together the best cosmetic laser on the market with the soothing effects of nitrous oxide.

San Pedro Laser Center uses the PicoSure Laser to effectively and almost painlessly remove unwanted tattoos.  The procedure uses picosecond technology to deliver short bursts of energy into the skin, effectively breaking ink into tiny particles for the body to process.  The laser is very precise and doesn’t affect the surrounding skin.

PicoSure laser doesn’t rely on heat or burning to get rid of tattoos like most tattoo removal procedures.

The PicoSure laser tattoo removal works by delivering short bursts of PressureWaveTM technology  – a technology developed after decades of research by Cynosure – the industry leader for medical lasers. The patented picosecond technology is more hyper-focused than regular lasers’ nanosecond technology. The pulse width used in this picosecond laser is 100 times shorter than a nanosecond, which improves the results of the removal process.  The PicoSure treatment aims this advanced laser into the ink that breaks it into tiny particles which are similar to dust. These particles are then absorbed by the body and eliminated naturally.

Compared with traditional nanosecond lasers, picosecond lasers require fewer treatments and are more likely to get rid of the most stubborn inks.

What can you expect when you go to San Pedro Laser Center for tattoo removal? The PicoSure procedure is similar to other skin resurfacing procedures in the sense that for ideal results it will require multiple treatments. Each session typically takes 10 to 15 minutes and most patients report only mild pain. How many sessions are required depends on the size, color and age of your tattoo, but most tattoos are completely removed within two to six sessions.

Tattoo Removal at San Pedro Laser Center comes with almost no downtime or side effects.

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At San Pedro Laser Center, we further reduce pain typically associated with tattoo removal by using nitrous oxide during the laser procedure.

The low dose of NO2 will make the process virtually painless, easy and convenient. It is up to you if you would like to use the nitrous oxide during treatment.

Compared to traditional laser tattoo removal treatments, which typically take six to 12 laser treatments for completion, PicoSure offers a quicker and easier solution. Side effects are minimal, and you’re able to return to your daily life immediately after treatment. This is great news for people who are keen on the idea of “lunch break tattoo removal”. You also won’t be required to cover up the area after treatment.

What’s also great about this treatment is that it doesn’t damage the surface of the skin, so unlike other types of lasers, patients can apply makeup, moisturizers and sunscreen immediately if they want. Being able to apply sunscreen so soon afterward is an important consideration, as it mitigates the risk of sunburn and sun damage, which is often worsened after laser treatment.

  • It’s safe for all skin types!
  • Zap away all tattoo inks colors!
  • The treatment is recommended for erasing multicolored, black, and previously-treated tattoos.

PicoSure also effectively removes the most stubborn recalcitrant tattoos. These are the tattoos that, no matter how many times they’ve been treated, just won’t disappear. PicoSure lasers break up the residual ink colors, especially those super stubborn black and green inks, and difficult scarring on the surrounding skin for a clean result post-treatment.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

We don’t have a fixed price for removal of tattoos.  Every person and every tattoo is different, so we give a customized price to each person based on their individual treatment plan.  Size of tattoo, coloring, and skin condition all play a role in the final cost of the removal. We would be happy to see you in our office to discuss your needs.