Do you have tattoo regret or need part of unloved tattoo removed?
With the new advanced picosecond lasers effective tattoo removal or reduction can be achieved. There are a lot of misconceptions about tattoo removal.
How many sessions does removal take?
This is impossible to predict because of many variables such as: how old is the tattoo, what are the colors, where is it located, how deep is it as well as individual variations. I have had success in as little as 2 visits and others are on their 6th treatment with improvement but not complete removal
Can complete removal be achieved?
We can never promise this due to so many variables. We have been surprised that some tattoos are almost completely gone in 2 treatments and others have 50% resolved in 6 sessions. We can never promise complete resolution despite using modern equipment and knowledgeable staff.
Does it hurt?
We do our best to make you comfortable.
Well – you do feel something. Some can tolerate the discomfort, and others need some help. We offer 3 levels of anesthetic:
#1 topical over the counter anesthetic
#2 prescription grade anesthetic provided by our clinic
#3 injections by the doctor of anesthetic
What can be expected after the laser tattoo removal treatment?
The skin can be whitish appearing (this is not a blister) or red and sore. We cover the area with sterile dressing to avoid the area being rubbed.
What are the adverse effects?
As with any laser treatment, adverse effects may occur and include but not limited to:
irritation, blistering, scarring, sensitivity, color change of the tattoo especially cosmetic tattoos for the brows to an undesirable color which takes several sessions to improve,
Is the staff qualified?
Dr Rice has been performing laser treatments for 15 years and is continuously doing upgrade courses including Harvard School of Medicine’s course on laser safety.