Tattoo Removal Specialist

Focus Derm Institute

Medical Spa located in Alhambra, CA

If you’re tired of covering up that old tattoo you no longer like, PicoSure® treatments may be the ideal solution. The staff at Focus Derm Institute in Alhambra, California, can reduce the visibility of unwanted tattoos without pain or downtime. The innovative technology breaks up tattoo ink without damaging your surrounding skin. To learn more about tattoo removal services, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

Focus Derm Institute

How does PicoSure work for tattoo removal?

PicoSure uses ultra-short, fast pulses of light to break up tattoo ink into tiny pieces. Your body then naturally metabolizes the ink and removes it from the body over the course of several weeks.

The laser technology is effective at breaking up a variety of ink colors including:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Yellow

The laser energy targets only the ink pigments, so your surrounding skin isn’t damaged. Tattoo ink dramatically fades without scarring or other side effects.

Even if you’ve had unsuccessful tattoo removal treatments in the past, you may have good results with  PicoSure treatments.

Am I a good candidate for PicoSure?

Your Focus Derm Institute provider consults with you before recommending the procedure to ensure your skin is healthy enough for laser treatments. They also discuss your expectations for tattoo removal.

Everyone is unique, so individual results vary based on your skin type, the size of the tattoo, and its location on your body. It can take several treatments to achieve desired results.

What can I expect during the tattoo removal procedure?

Your provider performs your laser treatment in a comfortable office environment. You relax as they apply the laser device to the treatment area. To prevent discomfort, you can ask for a topical anesthetic over the area being treated before starting the procedure.

During the procedure, your Focus Derm Institute provider gently glides a handheld device over your tattoo as the pulses of light energy penetrate your skin. Treatment can take 15-20 minutes, depending on your skin type and the size of the tattoo.

Once the procedure is over, you may experience redness and tenderness in the treatment area. Using cold compresses can help alleviate any discomfort. Any swelling and redness you have should go away on its own after a day or two.

You can return to your normal activities but should avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to protect the treatment area. You also need to wear high-quality sunscreen daily.

What are the benefits of PicoSure for tattoo removal?

PicoSure treatments are effective on both amateur and professional tattoos. Treatments are fast and painless and side effects are minimal.

Other benefits include:

  • No downtime
  • No scarring
  • Safe for all skin types

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old tattoos, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

*Individual results may vary.