Laser Tattoo Removal

Unwanted tattoo ink no longer has to be permanent with PicoSure® laser tattoo removal. PicoSure® is the only advanced tattoo removal laser that uses PressureWave™ technology to shatter unwanted ink particles, leaving surrounding skin unharmed, and it is now available at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz in Leawood, KS.

*Individual results may vary

How Does PicoSure Tattoo Removal Work?

PicoSure utilizes PressureWave technology to shatter ink into particles that are 1,000 times smaller than the majority of tattoo removal lasers. The ink is then encapsulated and eliminated, resulting in clearer skin in fewer treatments, without damaging the surrounding skin. PicoSure is a significant development for those who have spent both time and money on tattoo removal without significant results.

What are the Benefits?

  • All Tattoo Colors and Skin Types
  • Faster and Fewer Treatments
  • Less Discomfort and Fewer Side Affects

All Tattoo Colors & Skin Types

PicoSure® Tattoo Removal is the first FDA-cleared medical laser that can treat all skin types and all tattoo colors, including the difficult reds, blues and greens. Unlike nanosecond lasers, which can only treat light-to-medium colored skin, the PicoSure® laser can remove tattoos from all skin colors. The treatment may be less effective on darker skin than lighter skin, and darker skin will have a higher risk of hypopigmentation (lightening of the treated skin).

Faster and Fewer Treatments

Like every patient, every tattoo is different. Various wavelengths of energy are needed to remove different colors of ink, as each pigment in the tattoo absorbs a different wavelength. The PicoSure® laser has three different wavelengths, which allows Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz to treat ALL ink colors and skin types.

With this unique technology, an average size tattoo may be 90% removed in as little as 4 treatments, while other technology lasers result in about 50% removal and will take as many as 20 treatments and a few years. PicoSure’s boost feature is the perfect solution for removing traces of stubborn previously treated tattoos.

Less Discomfort and Fewer Side Effects

PicoSure operates with very fast pulses (one pulse per picosecond or one-trillionth of a second), creating pure energy generation in the form of pressure or pulsed shock wave effect on the tattoo pigments. Very little to no heat is generated, resulting in less discomfort. The absence of heat injury and damage to healthy skin means less risk of hypopigmentation that is seen with the more common lasers.

*Individual results may vary

PicoSure Tattoo Removal May Be Your Answer For:

  • Unwanted tattoos
  • Tattoos that have not responded well to past removal attempts
  • Tattoos on dark skin
  • Tattoos with colors that are difficult to remove – reds, blues, and greens

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Recovery & Results

Patients should typically expect to see 20-25% tattoo removal after each laser treatment, although tattoo size and colors are contributing factors. For optimal results, each treatment should be spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

Immediately following treatment, the area treated will have mild to moderate redness and mild swelling. You may develop some crusting, usually within 24-48 hours. We recommend applying cold to the area, then applying post treatment care and a dressing. You will be sent home with a post care kit to use daily for the first 5 days or until there is no visible crusting. The tattoo itself can be washed the day after treatment and then daily thereafter.

To learn more about PicoSure Laser Tatoo Removal, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346 . Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves Kansas CityLeawood, and Overland Park. 

*Individual results may vary