Celebrity Laser & Surgery Center opened in 2005 as the “TattooMD”. Over a decade later, our experienced staff and advanced technology has made CLS a popular destination in the world of laser tattoo removal.*
In 2013, CLS began offering Picosure, the revolutionary picosecond laser.* Our office is unique because we have different types of lasers to meet the needs of any tattoo patient!* If you are looking for tattoo removal, be sure to ask what laser is used to ensure you get the best results possible. *
How is the Picosure laser different than the more common Q-Switched laser?
- Much faster laser pulse *
- Much more thorough ink particle destruction *
- 2-3x faster removal of most tattoo inks *
- Much more effective for blues and greens *
- Will usually clear even resistant tattoos that have stopped fading in response to other lasers *
*Results may vary; no guarantees.
How the Picosure Laser Works
Laser Tattoo removal works by causing the ink in the skin to “fracture.”* These smaller ink particles are then removed by the body’s immune system.* The tattoo is faded gradually with each treatment.* The tattoo pigment destruction is much more complete with Picosure than with standard YAG tattoo removal lasers.*
ND:YAG (Medlite) Tattoo Removal
Although Picosure is the best option for most tattoo removals, CLS also offers conventional (YAG) laser tattoo removal.* YAG laser tattoo removal may be utilized over Picosure removal for several reasons:
- Red ink – better removed with YAG*
- Darkly pigmented skin – more lightening is expected with Picosure than with YAG for black tattoos*
- Expense – Picosure is priced higher than Medlite*
Contact Celebrity Laser & Surgery Center for a laser tattoo removal consultation and find out which treatment is best for you.
We can remove tattoos on the scalp, lip liner or eyebrows. * For information about removing cosmetic tattoos (tattooed eyebrows or eyeliner), see the cosmetic tattoo removal page.
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL PRICING:
- Medlite: 1 Treatment – $39 Per Sq. In, $99 minimum), 6th Inch & Up – $19 Per Sq. In.
- Picosure: 1 Treatment – $79 Per Sq. In., $300 minimum, 6th inch & Up – $39 Per Sq. In.
- $300 minimum will cover a tattoo about the size of 4 regular postage stamps
- Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoos $199 per treatment for both (see cosmetic tattoo page for more info)
- 5-10 Medlite Treatments – 15% OFF, 10 or More Medlite Treatment Package Discount – 20% OFF
- 3-5 Picosure Treatment Package discount – 15% OFF, 6 or more – 20% OFF
- Large tattoos (20 square inches or more) – custom pricing, please call
- (0% Financing Available)
Patients are encouraged to place numbing cream at home, prior to treatment, with the purchase of anesthetic cream (which can be obtained during the consultation or the first treatment).* Patients who prefer or need to have anesthetic cream placed in the office should arrive 1 hour prior to treatment to allow for adequate numbing time.* There is a $25 charge for anesthetic cream application at the office. Please call with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the laser tattoo removal hurt?
The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from patient to patient.* We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. We use a Zimmer Chiller (cold air blower) to cool the area being treated.* We also use high-strength topical numbing cream which is highly effective. *
How much will laser tattoo removal cost?
Please see the price list above. During your consultation, we will measure your tattoo and make an estimate of the number of treatments needed to remove it. For very large tattoos, such as sleeves, per square inch pricing does not apply, and we will give you a custom price based on the complexity and size of the tattoo.
How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?
Every tattoo responds differently due to a number of variables.* There are variations in ink colors and their chemical compositions, depth and density of ink placement, skin type and individual immune system factors.* Predicting how many treatments any particular tattoo will require is an educated guess. During your consultation, your clinician will make an estimate of the number of tattoo removal sessions needed to remove your tattoo. Picosure laser treatment generally will work 2 – 3 times faster than Medlite laser treatment.*
How frequently can I return for more treatments?
Tattoo fading is a slow process and depends on participation by your body’s immune system to work.* We recommend that you wait at least 4 – 6 weeks to get the greatest value from each laser treatment.* As the tattoo gets very faded, waiting longer periods, is frequently recommended.*
What is the aftercare like?
During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours.* It is important to keep that tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against.* Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening).* You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.*
What are the side effects?
The type of laser used for tattoo removal does not typically leave scars, although there is a small chance of this.* You should inform our doctor or physician assistant if you have a tendency to form abnormal scars or keloids. Hyperpigmentation means a temporary darkening in the skin from inflammation caused by laser treatment. Hypopigmentation occurs occasionally in response to loss of melanin in the skin and is more common in darker skin types when treated with Picosure or in red tattoos when treated with the Medlite.*
Who performs the laser tattoo removal CLS?
Our physician assistants and nurse practitioner perform the laser treatments at CLS.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a consultation appointment.
*Results may vary; no guarantees.
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