As tattoos become increasingly popular in all aspects of society, more and more people will get tattoos that they regret later in life or even a year. A lot of people will think that they need to have hours and hours of extensive, painful treatment in order to remove these, search for alternative methods for removal or just make-up to cover them up.
So we introduce a new and faster way to remove your undesirables. PicoSure is the latest and greatest breakthrough in tattoo removal, this is the fastest machine in the world (featured on channel 4 ‘Tattoo Fixers’) and can remove any ink colour, including the dreaded red ink which tends to just fade with other methods and doesn’t disappear.
PicoSure uses lasers to focus on the problem areas, whether this is brown spots, sun damage, freckles, pigmented lesions, tattoos or acne scars. PicoSure uses a gentler treatment than other ways of removal that use intensive heat, which is painful and can lead to redness and downtime.
The Picosure machine is capable of effectively removing tattoos in approximately 4-6 treatments but can sometimes be achieved in less. Results vary from person to person. To ensure your body has adequate time for the treated area to recover, there must be 6-8 weeks left between treatments.
PicoSure uses lasers to focus on the problem areas, whether this is brown spots, sun damage, freckles, pigmented lesions, tattoos or acne scars. PicoSure uses a gentler treatment, than other ways of removal that use intensive heat, which is painful and can lead to redness and downtime.
This method can approximately remove a tattoo in for 6 treatments, but in the case that this takes more than 6 treatments you will only be charged for the 6. Another massive advantage is time, instead of having 10 – 15 treatments to remove a tattoo the standard way you will only have to have 6, making this a lot faster than the conventional way.
Will I need downtime?
The skin will be swollen, red and sensitive for max 2 weeks. You can also form blisters on the area which is very normal and these tend to last for 48 hours.
Will it hurt?
The treatment is uncomfortable.
How quickly will I see results?
Once the tattoo is fully healed, the ink will begin to break down. The final result of the session will be seen 8 weeks after treatment.
How much is it?
|Size||Price per Treatment||Course of 4 – (3 sessions plus 1 free)||Course price per session with discount|
|XS – 5cm x 5cm||£75||£225||£56.25|
|S – 7.5cm x 7.5cm||£120||£360||£90|
|M – 10 cm x 10cm||£180||£585||£146.25|
|L – 15 cm x 15 cm||£250||£885||£221.25|
|XXLarge||Price on consultation||Price on consultation||Price on consultation|
*All prices will be quoted at consultation and these measurements are used as a guideline only
Frequently Asked Question's
What is PicoSure®?
PicoSure® is the world’s first laser technology to successfully remove a tattoo, without relying on heat. Instead, it uses flashes of energy. These flashes are delivered so rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that they create a photomechanical effect – and it is this effect which removes the unwanted tattoo, quickly and effectively and with very little discomfort.
How does PicoSure® tattoo removal work?
Unlike traditional tattoo removal machines, PicoSure® uses a combination of PressureWave™ technology and the body’s natural immune system to remove unwanted tattoo ink.
First, PressureWave™ is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of energy to the target area. These pulses are incredibly fast and, as a result, they break down the ink into tiny dust-like particles – without burning or damaging the surrounding skin tissue in any way. The particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system (i.e. part of the immune system) and removed naturally from the body.
Will the PicoSure® laser remove my tattoo completely?
In short, the answer is yes – approximately 95% of all tattoos can be removed completely using the PicoSure® laser. Results vary from person to person, but most experience 75% clearance (or greater) after just one treatment and around 6 treatments are needed to remove all trace of the tattoo.
Here at Aesthetics of Essex, we’re so confident in the results of PicoSure® tattoo removal, that we offer a ‘6 session guarantee’. If we haven’t managed to fully remove your tattoo within 6 sessions, additional treatments will be provided completely free of charge – until the job is done.
Can PicoSure® remove different ink colours and stubborn tattoos?
Due to the way in which it works (i.e. by shattering the ink), PicoSure® is capable of tackling a much wider range of tattoos. For example, it can effectively remove multi-coloured tattoos – including tattoos with difficult colours, such as red, orange, yellow, blue and green. It also makes light work of hard-to-remove black ink and stubborn, previously treated tattoos. PicoSure® is an ‘all-in-one’ solution and, whatever the size or colour of your tattoo, it is guaranteed to help.
How many treatments does it take to remove a small tattoo?
On average, traditional laser techniques take around 10-20 sessions to remove a small tattoo (measuring up to 5cm2). By contrast, PicoSure® is much faster. The exact number of sessions that you will need depends on the exact size, location, and nature of the tattoo – and this is something that should be discussed to create your individual treatment plan. However, in most cases, people require just 4-6 sessions using the PicoSure® laser to completely remove all trace of the tattoo.
When will I see the results of my PicoSure® Tattoo Removal?
Of course, the speed at which you see results will depend on a number of factors – including the colour and complexity of the tattoo, the depth and density of the ink, and also your skin type and age. However, PicoSure® tattoo removal is officially the fastest tattoo removal in the world. It is around four times faster than other tattoo removal techniques currently on the market and most people see a significant reduction in the appearance of their tattoo after just one treatment.
Does PicoSure® tattoo removal hurt?
Everyone is different and the experience is likely to vary from person to person. However, most people compare the feeling of PicoSure® tattoo removal to being snapped with a rubber band. It isn’t painful as such – you may just experience a little discomfort – and every effort will be made, during and after the treatment session, to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
What are the side effects of PicoSure® tattoo removal?
The side effects of PicoSure® tattoo removal are minimal and can include changes to skin colour, redness, swelling, mild blistering, scabbing, and itching. These are all very short-lived and, in fact, they’re usually a sign that your body is reacting well to the treatment and healing as intended. In order for you to fully recover, a 6-8 week break is usually recommended between each session.
Is there any aftercare advice provided by Aesthetics of Essex?
Just like with any type of treatment, a certain level of after-care is necessary to speed up the recovery process and ensure best results. For 48 hours after your treatment, we recommend that you avoid restrictive clothing – opting for something loose and comfortable instead. You should also avoid the use of any creams and body lotions, saunas, swimming pools, and hot baths.
It’s also a good idea to protect the treated area from the sun. Our advice is to avoid long periods of sun exposure for four weeks, before and after your PicoSure® laser procedure.
How much does PicoSure® tattoo removal cost?
The exact cost of PicoSure® tattoo removal varies based on two main factors – the size and nature of the tattoo, and the number of treatment sessions required.
Here at Aesthetics of Essex, our goal is to make PicoSure® attainable for all. Starting at £75 per session, our prices are very competitive and only rise in line with the size of the tattoo. We also offer the option to pay for sessions in blocks of four – in which case, the fourth is complimentary. If any additional sessions are required after the first 6, these are also provided completely free of charge.
During your initial consultation, we will devise a unique treatment plan that is tailored to you and can discuss the exact cost of your PicoSure® treatment in further detail.
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Procedure TimeVaries from 5 minutes to 60 minutes
Duration of ResultsN/A
Back to WorkSame day/Next day
Sensitivity Period14 days - estimated
Risks and ComplicationsRedness, bleeding, irritation, itchiness
AneastheticNone, topical if required
ResultsLong term, tattoo gone
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