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PicoSure Tattoo Removal Beverly Hills

PicoSure Tattoo Removal is the first FDA-approved device for tattoo and benign pigmented lesion removal. With the rise and advancing complexity of tattoos, the demand for removal has also increased. At Spa26, we offer the safest and most effective treatment for tattoo removal. PicoSure removes nearly 90% of total pigmentation in four sessions compared to 50% clearance with aged technology.

Spa26 offers the first and most advanced picosecond laser therapy. Considered the gold standard for tattoo removal, PicoSure guarantees adequate tattoo pigment clearance for all ink and skin types with fewer treatments and side effects.

Tattoo Removal Treatment

What is PicoSure Tattoo Removal?

The PicoSure laser system is the first and most advanced picosecond laser therapy for tattoo removal. In recent years, the nanosecond pulse duration therapy of PicoSure has become the gold standard for tattoo removal, replacing the demand for Q-switched lasers. Since the 1980s, there have been significant advances in laser tattoo removal technology. Nanosecond-pulse-duration lasers have always been the standard of care until the creation of the PicoSure laser system. Treatment aims to erase tattoo pigmentation with minimal injury to your surrounding tissue.

Cynosure Inc. introduced PicoSure as an advanced alternative for removing tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. This therapy utilizes:

  • A 755 nm wavelength with an optional 532 nm wavelength
  • The Pulse duration of 550-750 picoseconds
  • The energy of 165-200mJ
  • Spot size ranging from 2 to 6 mm

These specifications allow for the safe and effective reduction of tattoo pigmentation with minimal damage to the surrounding skin. In addition, this procedure effectively removes modern tattoos with multiple colors, including yellow and red, and various sizes that were previously difficult to remove.

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Benefits

The introduction of the PicoSure laser system has modernized tattoo removal treatments and quickly became the gold standard for the process. In the past, candidates for tattoo removal were limited to specific skin types and ink colors with significant possible side effects and lengthier treatment times. The benefits of PicoSure include

  • Removal of Various Ink Colors: including yellow and red
  • Safe and Effective Tattoo Removal: PicoSure works on all skin types and tones
  • Few Treatments: 3 to 5 treatments should entirely remove the previous pigmentation
  • Fast Results: Visible results in as little as a few months
  • Minimal Skin Damage: Patients reported minimal scar tissue formation, skin discoloration, blisters, burns, minimal bleeding, swelling, and less pain during and after the procedure
  • Short Recovery Period: less than five days
  • No Downtime

Aside from tattoo removal benefits, the PicoSure Tattoo Removal can:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduce visible acne scars
  • Rejuvenation of the skin
Tattoo Removal Benefits

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Cost & Pricing Structure

The cost of PicoSure Tattoo Removal varies based on the number of sessions required and the complexity of your tattoo. Prices are unique to each patient’s case. We will discuss pricing and address any of your concerns during your consultation. In the meantime, below are some essential details to consider:

  • US National Average: $300 – $1,000
  • Our Price: $ 
  • Additional Costs: We recommend purchasing a topical numbing medication before treatment.

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Before and After Gallery

Tattoo Removal After 7 Sessions Spa26 Beverly Hills
Tattoo Removal After 7 Treatments Spa26 Beverly Hills
Tattoo Removal Progression 2 Treatments Spa26 Beverly Hills

How the Procedure Works

PicoSure therapy for tattoo removal is a picosecond laser that utilizes PressureWave technology to deliver rapid, short energy bursts that break down ink particles. This technology allows for more selective targeting of tattoo pigments. 

More refined and precise targeting ultimately decreases the risk of damage to your skin and surrounding tissues. Over time, your body’s immune system will gradually remove these particles. The goal of your therapy is to safely and effectively erase your unwanted tattoos and ensure minimal damage to the skin and surrounding tissues.

Before & Preparation

  • Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning creams for four weeks before treatment. Direct sun exposure can reduce the effectiveness of treatment and increase the chances of post-procedure complications.
  • We recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher every two hours when exposed to the sun.
  • Remove all oils, lotions, creams, or makeup before treatment.

During the Procedure

Our team will guide you through the treatment and readily communicate with you to ensure your utmost comfort on the day of your procedure. 

  • Your provider will adjust the laser settings accordingly based on your skin type and pigment.
  • Your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to the area and supply protective eyewear: this will take approximately 20 minutes.
  • PressureWave technology will deliver short energy pulses that will explode the pigment into tiny particles. 
  • Your lymphatic system will then absorb and eliminate these particles over time.
  • You may experience slight discomfort: similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin. This method is much less painful than other tattoo removal methods.
  • The number of treatments you will need depends on the size and colors of the tattoo. However, clinical studies have shown that other laser tattoo removal therapies will require three times as many treatments in comparison to PicoSure.
During Tattoo Removal
Tattoo Removal Aftercare And Recovery

Aftercare & Recovery

After treatment, we will provide detailed instructions on the care of your treated area. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to ensure adequate recovery and avoid adverse effects.

  • We recommend covering the treated area of your skin for at least 24 hours after the procedure and avoiding the sun.
  • We advise wearing sunscreens with a minimum of SPF30 to protect your skin.
  • Depending on the complexity of your tattoo, the number of treatments may vary. We will discuss the progress of your treatment during each visit.
  • Significant side effects are rare, but a small number of patients might experience mild soreness, which resolves quickly.

Treatment Areas

PicoSure can treat many body areas, including

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Feet

However, our team will discuss treatment recommendations during your consultation.

Tattoo Removal Treatment Areas

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Am I A Good Candidate For Tattoo Removal

Am I a Good Candidate for PicoSureTattoo Removal?

Most people are good candidates for PicoSure Tattoo Removal. Clinical studies have shown that PicoSure can treat all skin types, tones, and tattoo colors. Patients who have previously received heat-based laser tattoo removal treatments make prime candidates for PicoSure. These previous tattoo removal methods cannot remove particular pigments and consequently burn and scar pigment into your skin. Save yourself some time and money, and schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers today!

Similar & Related Procedures

Q-switched nanosecond laser therapy: Q-switched laser therapy was the previous gold standard for tattoo removal but resulted in multiple side effects and prolonged treatment.

Tattoo Removal Similar Procedures

PicoSure Picosecond Laser Therapy vs. Q-switched Nanosecond Laser Therapy

Q-switched lasers are now widely replaced by picosecond laser therapy, an advanced procedure with minimal side effects, fewer treatments, and more targeted therapy.

PicoSure Picosecond Laser Therapy
Treatable Skin Tones:
Removable Ink Colors:
All ink colors (including yellow and red)
Laser Type:
Picosecond laser therapy (uses PressureWave technology)
Downtime Required:
No downtime required
Potential Adverse effects:
Minimal adverse effects
Treatments required:
Few treatment sessions
Treatment duration:
Shorter duration
Q-switched Nanosecond Laser Therapy
Treatable Skin Tones:
Lighter skin
Removable Ink Colors:
Black/blue ink only
Laser Type:
Nanosecond laser therapy (uses heat)
Downtime Required:
May require downtime
Potential Adverse effects:
Pain, Swelling, Blisters, Scarring, Burns, and Skin Discoloration
Treatments required:
Multiple treatment sessions
Treatment duration:
Longer duration

Side Effects & Risks

Although PicoSure Tattoo Removal has minimal side effects, clinical data has shown that a small number of patients have reported some adverse effects. You might experience:  

Tattoo Removal Side Effects And Risks
  • Discomfort during and after the procedure: The device may cause a snapping sensation to the skin.
  • Pinpoint bleeding to the treated area
  • Mild swelling to the treated area
  • Mild redness
  • Blistering
  • Minor scar formation
  • Transient skin discoloration, including hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation

Despite these potential side effects, PicoSure Tattoo Removal is considered the safest and most effective treatment option for tattoo removal. Previous procedures, such as Q-switched nanosecond laser therapy, use heat instead of PressureWave technology, resulting in more severe side effects. At Spa26, we provide you with the safest, most advanced option to remove your unwanted tattoos.

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PicoSure Tattoo Removal FAQs

Does PicoSure Tattoo Removal hurt?

Some patients experience slight discomfort. It is often described as a rubber band snapping sensation against the skin. We recommend using a topical anesthetic before your procedure to minimize discomfort.

How many sessions of PicoSure does it take to remove a tattoo?

The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo depends on your skin type, the size, and the complexity of your tattoo. However, clinical data shows that PicoSure Tattoo Removal results in fewer sessions than other treatment options.

Is PicoSure good for tattoo removal?

PicoSure is the most advanced laser technology for tattoo removal. It is considered the gold standard due to fewer adverse effects, fewer treatment requirements, and more targeted therapy. It can erase complex tattoos, old and new tattoos, and tattoos that have failed previous removal treatment.

Is PicoSure better than Q switch?

PicoSure has now replaced Q-switch nanosecond laser therapy as the gold standard for tattoo removal. It safely and effectively removes tattoos with minimal side effects and fewer treatments than Q-switch nanosecond therapy.

Does PicoSure leave a scar?

PicoSure uses picosecond laser therapy, which reduces the risk of scarring to your treated area. Although minimal scarring is possible, it is rare compared to Q-switch laser therapy.

How long does it take to get results from PicoSure?

PicoSure relies on your body’s immune system to gradually remove treated particles. Since each person’s immune system differs, the time required to produce results varies. However, PicoSure requires fewer treatments compared to other tattoo removal therapies.

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