How Many Treatments Does PicoSure Take to Remove a Tattoo?

Probably the most asked question I hear regarding PicoSure laser tattoo removal is “How many treatments do you think this will take?”  The truth is no one can promise a patient how fast a tattoo will come off.  I do often give my impression based on the size, location and colorization of the inks.  However, until I see the ink respond, it’s just impossible to know.  Here’s some good news though, I’ve taken off 3 tattoos from three different people in a single treatment!  One was a set of initials over 60 years old, another was 2 blue dots by the patient’s thumb and the last was a green tattoo remnant on the lower leg which had previously been treated more than a dozen times with an ancient POS Q-switched laser.

So the short answer is that most tattoos will take between 1-10 treatments to remove completely with the PicoSure laser.  The last couple of treatments are just to touch up stray lines and dots which were put in extra thick.  If you would like to get my best educated guess on how many treatments your tattoo might take, send me a pic to  I can also be reached  by phone @ 512-479-9997  or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX:  Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.

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