Pico Tattoo Removal

Conveniently located to serve Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Middlesex County

PiQo4 by Lumenis®

About Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos can be a beautiful human expression but as our lives change, tattoo regret takes over, making Pico tattoo removal necessary. Erase unwanted tattoos and pigment with PiQo4, the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective Pico tattoo removal in Asbury Park. PiQo4 targets unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and faster results are achievable with PiQo4’s groundbreaking technology. Fourth N Main of Asbury Park, NJ is proud to offer this latest advancement in laser tattoo removal.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PICO TATTOO REMOVAL?

The best candidates for Pico laser tattoo removal are healthy individuals who want to get a tattoo removed. If the tattoo has been created recently, the skin must be fully healed before removal can take place. Most people need 8 to 16 weeks to completely heal their skin after a tattoo, but the process is different for everyone.

Brand new tattoos are more difficult to remove, since these have not yet faded due to sun exposure and the aging process. Candidates with freshly healed tattoos may need more sessions of laser tattoo removal.

Pico laser tattoo removal can completely remove a tattoo, but it cannot return the skin to its pre-tattoo condition. The best candidates for this laser treatment are people with realistic expectations.

YOUR PICO TATTOO REMOVAL CONSULTATION

A laser tattoo removal consultation will involve an assessment of your tattoo, including factors like location, color, size, and age. Your medical history will also be discussed.

China Battista, NP, will give you an overview of the treatment plan and will tell you how many treatment sessions will be necessary for optimal results. She will also give you instructions for aftercare during the consultation.

PICO LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE

After a Pico laser tattoo removal session, you may be asked to cover the treated area with a healing ointment during the first three days. China Battista, NP, will recommend the proper ointment for excellent results. Do not use any other skincare products or makeup on the treated area.

Keep the treated skin clean and dry. You may be asked to apply Vaseline or hydrocortisone cream to help your skin stay moisturized and speed up the healing process.

Since laser tattoo removal makes the skin more sensitive for a time, you will need to avoid direct sun exposure to prevent skin damage. Apply sunblock with at least SPF 30 to keep the skin healthy during recovery.

Frequently asked questions

How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?

Laser energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are eliminated through the body’s natural processes resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.

What does laser tattoo removal feel like?

For many patients, the feeling of laser tattoo removal has been compared to what it feels like when getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Your practitioner will work with you on the best comfort option based on your individual situation.

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?

The number of laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, location on the body, type of laser used, lifestyle habits, etc. During your consultation, a practitioner will evaluate your tattoo and recommend a realistic treatment regime to help you achieve the best results.

How often will I need treatments?

While it typically takes 4-8 weeks for the body to absorb the ink particles, every patient and tattoo responds differently. Following the recommended post treatment protocol will likely improve the results and reduce the chance of small adverse events.

How will my skin look after the laser treatment?

The ideal clinical endpoint for the tattoo treatment is an immediate slight whitening or “frosting” of the skin, however that will subside immediately after the treatment is complete. Other observable effects include mild swelling and redness. Your practitioner will direct you on how best to keep the area moist.

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?

Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. Your practitioner may have you wait six weeks between your last treatment and when you have the new tattoo completed.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

The cost of Pico tattoo removal in Asbury Park depends on several factors, including the size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require. Most insurance companies will not cover laser tattoo removal since it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. After your consultation, your practitioner will provide you a price estimate for the treatment series.

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