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The PicoSure laser is the most advanced technology available for the tattoo removal process. Considered “color blind,” it works on all colors of tattoos, including blues and greens, which tend to be the most difficult colors to remove. On average, the PicoSure reduces the number of treatments needed for full removal by half when compared to other lasers used for tattoo removal. This system is safe, sterile, effective, and capable of removing any size tattoo.

Thanks to the PicoSure™, tattoo removal laser, the most advanced technology for laser tattoo removal, you no longer have to live with your regrets. The PicoSure™ tattoo removal system is available at Lazaderm under the direction of Dr. Hansen, so you can be sure that the procedure is safe, sterile and effective. This tattoo laser works on all colors of tattoos, even blues and greens, which tend to be the most difficult colors to remove. The other exciting benefit is that the PicoSure™ will cut the number of treatments by up to half. The system is capable of erasing any size tattoo from your skin.

In order to make your tattoo fade away, laser light is applied to the tattoo, causing the ink to break-up, fade and then disappear. Surrounding skin is unharmed. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink into your skin. In the past, colors such as bright blue and green, were more difficult to remove than others and would require additional treatments.

Now, no color of tattoo can hide. Unlike previous generation Q-Switch lasers, the PicoSure™ is “color blind” and can hit all colors. During the application of the laser light, you will feel a slight sensation, similar to a small rubber band snapping on the skin.

95% of fading can be accomplished in most tattoos. Without knowing the depth and type of ink, it’s impossible to predict exactly how a specific tattoo will respond to the laser treatment. 

The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink into your skin; 95% of fading can be accomplished in most tattoos. Again, without knowing the depth and type of ink, it is impossible to predict exactly how a specific tattoo will respond to the laser treatment.

Frequently Asked Tattoo Removal Questions

All tattoos have layers of ink, stacked on top of each other within the skin. The thick concentration of pigment particles cannot be completely broken down in one session. At Lazaderm, we will go over your entire tattoo with our lasers, breaking up as much ink as possible in every session. Each session will produce some level of fading, although for very new tattoos the fading may not be as noticeable because the ink is still so thick and dense. If your tattoo has shading, the shaded areas will vanish in fewer treatments because shaded tattoos have a lower ink density.
Two key processes break up the ink: (i) the pigment in your tattoo will absorb the energy from the laser and shatter into smaller pieces, and (2) the incredibly fast pulse of energy from the laser has a shockwave-like effect that assists the ink shattering. As a result, the ink acts like sugar cube breaking apart into smaller granules.
No. We have seen no evidence that creams help to fade tattoos. At best, they may act like a mild skin bleach to lighten the surrounding skin. Looking at the ingredients and components of such products makes one wonder how they would purportedly remove tattoo ink. These creams are a gimmick, and a waste of time and money. Injection methods of tattoo removal are even worse because they basically inject highly-damaging acid into the skin. We have seen many people with severe scarring and chemical burns from injection methods.
The number of sessions needed to remove a tattoo depends on three factors: the age of the tattoo, the color of the ink, and the density of the ink. Consult with a Lazaderm physician to find out how many treatments might be needed to remove your tattoo.