Laser Tattoo Removal (*New-PicoSure)

PicoSure – The Latest Technology

Mill Creek Skin & Laser has successfully treated thousands of tattoos using the Q-Switch laser.

And now, we are excited to add the newest PicoSure to our current suite of lasers.

The PicoSure is light years faster, significantly more effective – especially with hard to treat colors – and is less painful than older technology.

See an actual PicoSure treatment on our own client in this video.

PicoSure Benefits

  • Newest groundbreaking technology to date for laser tattoo removal
  • picosure vs q-switch before afterThe PicoSure delivers energy to the tattoo ink in picoseconds vs. nanoseconds, making it 100x faster than that of older technology. Old lasers on the market, aka old technology include: Q-Switched Ruby, Nd:YAG, RevLite, AlexELETE, Astanza, MedLite, Sinon, Palomar and Spectra.
  • Quicker clearing of tattoo ink equals fewer treatments
  • Easy removal of blues and greens; rapid lightening of other colors
  • Shorter recovery time due to less collateral injury in surrounding tissue

How does laser tattoo removal work?

how picosure worksPicoSure’s patented PressureWave™ creates an intense photomechanical impact that results in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin.

picosure comparisonPicosecond vs. nanosecond technology

PicoSure uses photomechanical impact. Older nanosecond technology uses photothermal action.

picosure vs q-switch dark colorThe significant differences can be seen here.

And with PicoSure, even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, previously-treated, and recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

What types of tattoos can be removed?

The types of tattoos that can be removed by laser are professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, surgical and cosmetic tattoos.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?

It is difficult to determine the number of treatments required; a lot depends on the size, ink color and depth of the tattoo.

How long do the laser tattoo removal treatments take?

The PicoSure Laser is so fast the approximate duration of each laser tattoo removal treatment will range anywhere from several minutes up to 15 minutes,

Can the color of the tattoo ink affect the results of laser tattoo removal?

Yes. Some inks respond better than others, such as black, blue, green, orange and yellow using the PicoSure and red responded better using the Q-Switch, which is why Mill Creek Skin & Laser offers both laser treatment options.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

The treatment feels somewhat similar to getting a tattoo. However, each person’s threshold for pain tolerance varies, and certain areas of the body tend to be more sensitive than other areas.

A topical anesthetic can be applied and our laser provides a continuous flow of chilled air before, during and after the procedure to further minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Some will tolerate the procedure better than other lasers.

Is PicoSure used for the removal of anything else?

Yes, it is also removes age spots, Café au lait, brown spots, Nevus of Ota and birthmarks.

Scheduling a complimentary consultation is necessary for evaluation of the area to be treated.

Will laser tattoo removal leave a scar?

The majority of patients treated by laser tattoo removal should not develop any scarring. However, it is impossible to guarantee that no scarring will occur given the vast differences between individuals. Mill Creek Skin & Laser offers scar removal as well.

How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?

Please call us to schedule your free consultation where we will evaluate your tattoo(s), customize a treatment program, and clarify the cost based on your specific needs.

Before visiting us, you can also read the testimonials from our clients.

What can I expect after the laser tattoo removal treatment?

After the laser tattoo removal session, you may see some redness, swelling, bruising or pinpoint bleeding in the treated area, and may experience a sunburn type feeling. This is normal and will gradually disappear.

It is important that you follow our Pre and Post Treatment Instructions.

Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

Download the Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Form to learn about what to do before and after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session.

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