We use exclusively the PicoSure Laser, the newest and most innovative laser available for tattoo removal. This meticulous laser allows for safe and permanent removal of most colors of tattoo ink, with usually about half as many treatment sessions as the previous tattoo removal lasers, Q-switched lasers. That is why we bought it and sold our Q-switched laser.
The unique PicoSure laser utilizes ultra-short pulses of energy that are trillionths of a second long. The intense pressure from each pulse blasts apart tattoo pigment, essentially shattering the ink. The body is then able to break down and eliminate these tiny particles. The particles are much smaller than with previous lasers and, therefore, more effectively eliminated. While some tattoos are harder to treat than others because of location or color density. Over the following several weeks, the tattoos fade significantly. Most tattoos can be eliminated with the PicoSure laser.
PicoSure removes most colors of ink:
- Blue green
What does a PicoSure treatment cost?
Remember that the PicoSure laser generally treats tattoos in about ½ the number of sessions as even the newest, but now obsolete, Q-Switched laser. The cost of a PicoSure session will vary according to the size of the tattoo. A tattoo the size of a business card or less is usually $350 per session. Two business cards in size is usually $450 per session. We will give you an estimate for larger tattoos at your consultation. Most people will need from three to six sessions to eradicate their tattoo, but very large tattoos may take more sessions. There is no added expense to treat more than one color ink. We have packages that are discounted.
This is medical treatment done by a physician in a safe medical environment. Anyone considering tattoo removal will be scheduled for a consultation with Dr. Bentkover. At that time, he will examine your tattoo and explain the options for removal. Consultation appointments with Dr. Bentkover are $100, but this amount will be applied to your treatment. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Bentkover will review the PicoSure treatment process, recovery, expected results, and any potential compilations.
Larger tattoos: a quote will be given at the consultation
Treatment packages are available with a 10% discount for each package of 4 treatments.
Remember, PicoSure® treatments generally are less in number. We do not charge extra to treat multiple colors.
The first 24 to 48 hours after a PicoSure session may be the most uncomfortable. Blisters are not uncommon during this time. A Tegaderm™ bandage will be put in place before you leave the office. This should stay on for three to five days. Along with intermittent ice, 20 minutes each hour, the Tegaderm™ and over counter pain medications should keep discomfort to a minimum.
Anyone who has a laser session with the PicoSure or any other laser should avoid sun exposure to the treatment area for 6 months. The sun’s UV rays can cause permanent discoloration of the treatment area. Dr. Bentkover will take care to avoid scarring or areas of hypo pigmentation, although there is a small chance that these can still occur.
Getting Started with New England Tattoo Removal:
If you are interested in the PicoSure laser, get started by contacting Dr. Bentkover’s Worcester office at 508.363.6500. We will be happy to further explain the tattoo removal process and discuss the benefits of the PicoSure® laser.