PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Requires a Touch-up or Two

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How many treatments will PicoSure laser tattoo removal require?” The answer varies by size, placement, color, type and depth of the tattoo. There’s also the variable of patient health; some people heal faster than others. Additionally, if a tattoo has been scarred by a Q-switched laser because some “tattoo removal clinic” over-treated or mistreated it, then a couple more sessions might be required. Luckily, my PicoSure laser has the Boost upgrade which creates a powerful PressureWave that shatters ink, even if it’s locked inside microscopic or visible scar tissue.

In general, the average removal requires about 5 primary treatments and 1 or 2 touch-ups. Why the need for touch-ups? Well, it’s because artists usually ink tattoos with slight irregularities and variations. If they go too deep or place a large bolus of ink in a particular spot, this area will clear last. Take a look at the example below. The tattoo was gone in 4 treatments but required a touch-up for the 2 dots that were left over.

Butterfly Austin PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

If you would like a free consultation or to discuss your tattoo and PicoSure laser tattoo removal, I can 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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