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One Billionth of a second fast speed.
- Are you ready to get rid of the tattoo that reminds you of your past? Reminds you of your previous mistakes?
- Are you ready for a fresh start?
- Maybe you want to correct or add something new to a design you love and need to erase a tiny area so your tattoo artist can fill in the new design you like.
- Maybe you hate the color and simply want to change it or refresh the look of a tattoo that you absolutely love.
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you are ready for a fresh start and Dr.Avaliani will help you along the way.
What areas can PicoSure® laser treat?
- Back of head
- Ear lobe
- Back and lower back
- Legs and toes
- Arms and fingers
- And much more.. virtually any part of the body!
BEFORE AND AFTER
*individual results may vary
Why Choose Dr.Avaliani for your laser tattoo removal?
Dr.Avaliani operates state of the art practice which caters to many men and women. In order to continue providing quality service, the practice’s goal is to provide its clients with the latest and best technology out there. Currently, PicoSure® laser is the gold standard treatment for laser tattoo removal. It is also limited to only a few practices in New York city, with Dr.Avaliani being one of only 2 physicians who can provide quality to her clients
What is the PicoSure® laser tattoo removal?
It’s the world’s first picosecond laser which operates with very fast, actually one billionth of a second fast speed. This speed creates pure energy generation in the form of pressure or pulsed shock wave effect on the tattoo pigments, and results is very little or no heat generation. PicoSure® groundbreaking technology is extremely efficient and has become the “Gold Standard” in laser tattoo removal. With this unique technology, average tattoo can be almost over 90% cleared in as little as 4 treatments, while the rest of the old technology lasers will result in about 50% clearance and will take as many as 20 treatments and a few years. The near absence of heat injury and damage to healthy skin, means little risk of hypopigmentation seen with the more common lasers such as Q-switched or Nd-YAG.
How does PicoSure® laser removes tattoo?
Tattoos are created by delivering ink particles in the deeper layers of the skin to create different artistic designs. These tattoos come in various colors and sizes and also are made with different types of ink. The recent boom in artistic expression has made getting a tattoo a regular phenomenon, when not too long ago it was still considered very taboo. The increased variation of colors and patterns generated a demand for a new laser that can target any ink color and be treated on any skin type, that’s how PicoSure® came to the market and over a very short time, became the unprecedented leader and is considered the gold standard.
Traditional lasers for tattoo removal such as Q-switched and Nd-YAG were only able to treat light skin color and only black or blue ink tattoo. The heat energy generated during the removal process also led to increased occurrence of scar formation as well as skin discoloration in the form of hypopigmentation ( lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Modern tattoos often contain numerous colors and types of inks and these colors can be difficult to remove with standard or traditional laser technology but not with PicoSure®
PicoSure® laser tattoo removal vs Q-Switched laser and vs Nd-YAG laser
|PicoSure® laser||Q-switched laser||Nd-YAG laser|
|ALL ink colors||Black/Blue ink only||Black/Blue ink only|
|ALL skin types and colors||Only Caucasian skin||Only Caucasian skin|
|Pico pressure energy destroys ink||Heat energy destroys ink||Heat energy destroys ink|
|No downtime||5-7 days of downtime||5-7 days of downtime|
|As little as 1-2 treatments||As many as 20 treatments||As many as 20 treatments|
|Takes a few months to fully clear tattoo||May take 1-2 years to clear tattoo ( full treatment)||May take 1-2 years to clear tattoo ( full treatment)|
|No risk of burns||Risk of burns||Risk of burns|
|Minimal risk of skin discoloration||High risk of skin discoloration||High risk of skin discoloration|
|Can treat old and new tattoos||Can treat new tattoos||Can treat new tattoos|
Can treat after previously failed treatment with other lasers No anesthesia requiredAnesthesia requiredAnesthesia required
Does PicoSure® laser treatment hurt?
It is a very comfortable procedure and actually is associated with less discomfort compared when getting a tattoo. The very unique technology and speed of the laser simply make tattoo removal a breeze. The ultra short duration of energy is very strong and very precise in targeting only the skin with ink, while preserving and avoiding the healthy skin around. This mechanism allows for a more comfortable experience than ever as less skin is damages, less nerve endings get activated, which leads to less pain. If there would be one word to describe the sensation one may experience during the tattoo removal process, it will most likely be a “small rubber band snapping against the skin”.
What painless techniques does Dr. Avaliani offer?
There are various methods to achieve a very comfortable laser tattoo removal experience.
- Option 1 for includes topical medication, where a numbing cream is applied to the skin for about 20 minutes and it helps achieve a very comfortable experience. Dr. Avaliani only uses specially formulated numbing cream which consists of at least 4 different ingredients which works together to put the tiny nerves in the skin to sleep. This method is very common and preferred for treating very small to small size tattoos.
- Option 2 includes using a specially designed air cooling system, which cools the skin very fast to allow the tiny skin nerves to relax and easy the discomfort level. This option can be used for many different tattoo sizes and depends on each individual preference.
- Option 3 includes injection on numbing medication under the skin. This option is usually reserved for large tattoos and after injection you will need to wait for about 15-20 minutes for anesthesia to take effect.
- Option 4 includes only the PicoSure® laser treatment. The average discomfort level rated by people getting the treatment was a 2-3 out of 10.
The best option for you will be determined and discussed at the time of your consultation as it not only depends on the size, color, but also on the location of the tattoo. Tattoo on the back is not the same as tattoo over lip or nipple.
How long does the treatment take?
It all depends on the size of the tattoo you wish to have removed. A small one line tattoo will take less than 5 minutes to complete, while others may take up to 30 minutes.
It is a very fast and a very comfortable procedure if you come to see Dr.Avaliani.
How many treatments will I need?
This is a very detailed question and it depends on several factors: size, location, color/s, age of tattoo. It may take as little as one session, but may take as many as 10. The average number of treatments needed to clear the one tattoo was between 4-6 to achieve 80-90% tattoo clearance.
Which colors can PicoSure® laser tattoo remove?
One answer: ALL!!!!!
Can people with dark/olive/black skin colors get this treatment?
PicoSure® is FDA cleared for tattoo removal in ALL skin types ( I-VI).
The unique pico technology targets only skin with ink in it, leaving healthy skin around and therefore reducing any chance of complications such as scar formation, hypo or hyper pigmentation, especially in skin types III and above (Hispanic, Asian or Black)
How long does one have to wait between PicoSure® laser tattoo treatments?
It depends on individuals response and heling time. On average, it takes about 4-8 weeks for the body to clear up the tiny ink particles generated during PicoSure® treatment, but some people clear faster than 4 weeks, while others, a little longer.
Dr. Avaliani will closely follow your treatment and will make any timeline adjustments when necessary
How will my skin look after PicoSure® laser treatment?
The treated tattoo will appear slightly white or look “frosted”. It may also turn a little swollen and red. It is very important to familiarize yourself with post care instructions.
Can one get PicoSure® laser treatment after they already tried other lasers and were unsuccessful?
Yes, it is very common to have people again to completely remove their tattoo that brings unpleasant memories. It is very safe to do so and the chance of adverse effects is very minimal.
Can I get PicoSure® laser tattoo treatment just to lighten/change certain area of the tattoo?
Absolutely, once you achieve the amount of clearance you hoped for, its recommended that you wait at least 6 -8 weeks for the skin to heal and recover before attempting to get another tattoo.
How much does PicoSure® laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require. Dr. Avaliani offers a variety of treatment packages that will work with any budget.