Tattoos are becoming more and more popular, but sometimes you regret a design afterwards or just don't like it anymore and choose to have the tattoo removed. Laser treatment is the most effective method for tattoo removal and Lutronic's Picoplus laser is one of the most advanced lasers for this purpose. Below we have compiled the most frequently asked questions around tattoo removal.
1. How does the Picoplus laser for tattoo removal work?
The Picoplus laser uses ultra-short pulses to crush the ink into the smallest possible particles. These particles are then disposed of naturally by the body. The Picoplus laser is capable of removing more colors and pigments than other lasers on the market, this makes the picoplus laser an effective laser for all types of tattoos.
2. How many treatments are required with a Picoplus laser?
The number of treatments required depends on several factors, including the size and color of the tattoo, the depth of the ink and the patient's skin type. Generally, a black tattoo requires about 6 treatments, with intervals of at least 8 weeks between each treatment.
3. Does the treatment hurt?
The Picoplus laser uses a cooling system to cool and numb the skin, minimizing pain. The treatment obviously does not remain pleasant, but the cooling system as well as the fact that the treatment does not last long makes it tolerable for most people.
4. Can any tattoo be removed?
The Picoplus laser can remove any tattoo, including tattoos that are difficult to remove with other lasers. Thus, the Picoplus laser can also effectively remove blue, green and red pigments in multiple sessions. These are the colors that are often difficult to remove with other lasers.
5. What are the side effects of tattoo removal?
The most common side effects are redness, swelling and blistering on the treated area. These side effects usually disappear after a few days to a week. In rare cases, scarring may occur. It is important to follow the prescribed aftercare instructions to reduce the chance of side effects.
6. How much does a tattoo removal treatment cost?
The price of a tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the size, color, type and amount of ink, etc. The starting price for a tattoo removal at Skincenters is €99 per session. During a free intake consultation, a customized plan is made of your tattoo and thus the price is also determined based on the size, colors, etc.
7. Can a tattoo be completely removed?
Using our medically certified Picolaser, a tattoo can be completely removed without scarring. The latter provided that the prescribed aftercare is applied.
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