The PicoSure laser is the first major breakthrough in tattoo removal technology in well over 20 years. Up until recently, the gold standard has been Q-Switch Nd:YAG lasers, like what we’ve been using and having great results with (check out these photos!). We’ve taken a lot of pride in building and establishing a technique that results in really great tattoo removal outcomes; at the same time earning the trust and respect of our clients to build solid relationships.
Everything GO! Tattoo Removal has done since we opened in 2012 has been geared towards achieving the best results while offering the best possible experience. It is for this reason we started to seriously look at the PicoSure laser back in February. We had a lot of questions, our expectations are high and we wanted to make sure that getting a PicoSure laser in our office would not only be the right fit, but offer the best results for our clients. It was a long process, in the end we decided to pull the trigger.
What is a PicoSure Laser And Why Should I Care?
In easy to understand, not overly technical talk, the main advantage to the PicoSure over our existing Medlite Q-Switch Nd:YAG laser is a shorter burst of light at a different wavelength. This shorter burst of light enables the pigment particles that make up tattoos to be fractured into even smaller pieces than our Medlite resulting in more fading between treatments. The different wavelength now also means traditionally stubborn blue, green and even purple tattoos can be faded or removed at a higher success rate.
The added benefit from the PicoSure is quicker healing times. Many of our existing clients who have been previously treated with the Medlite and have recently been treated with the PicoSure have reported that swelling, discomfort, soreness and redness occur for a much shorter amount of time, and the recovery rate is much faster.
Why Did You Wait So Long To Get A PicoSure?
As with any major purchase in a business, we wanted to make sure it was the right tool for the job and made the most sense for you, our client. Now that the PicoSure has been out and in-use globally for a little over three years, we were able to talk with colleagues and get their real world feedback to help ensure this decision was the right one. We waited so long because at the end of the day, we want you, our client, to be happy in your skin. How we get there shouldn’t matter and you shouldn’t have to choose one technology over another.
Will I Be Treated By The PicoSure When I Come In?
More than likely, yes! We have every intention of using the PicoSure for every client, however there are some limitations due to skin type, tattoo pigment density and colors. When this is the case, we will do everything possible to explain why we’re using the Medlite and explain the positive and negative aspects of treating you with each machine.
Are You Keeping The Other Laser?
Yes, we are! While the PicoSure is an amazing laser, we believe that having the best tool for the job is what matters most, and not putting all of our eggs into one basket. For that reason, we are keeping the Medlite. It has performed amazingly well for us since we opened in 2012, we really don’t see an upside to retiring it.
How Much Will The PicoSure Treatments Cost?
As of publish date, we do not have intentions to change our pricing structure. After a lot of number crunching and projections, we do not feel it’s right to make you, our client, choose the machine that does the job based on different pricing structures. Because of that, our flat-rate tattoo removal cost will remain at $200 per treatment.
I Have Unused Gift Cards & Treatments, Now What?
Schedule a tattoo removal appointment! Really, that’s it.
My Tattoo Fading Is Slow. Is PicoSure Worth A Shot?
Absolutely! Every tattoo on every person is unique, and how they fade with laser tattoo removal treatment will vary from case to case. We often see tattoos done on two individuals by the same person fade at different rates and two tattoos on the same person by the same artist, fade at different rates.
Pigment density, location on the body, tattoo machine selection, colors used, the immune system of the client, laser tattoo removal technique, time between treatments and the technology used are all variables. Utilizing the short wavelength burst of the PicoSure for your laser tattoo removal should offer you the greatest chance of fading per treatment.
I’ve Been Treated Elsewhere. Will You Treat Me?
We can, yes! We understand people move, relocate or the clinic they were going to is no longer in business. Because of the many variables with tattoo removal treatments previously done, we offer free consultations to discuss the course of treatment that best suits your needs. It’s best to call our office to discuss with us prior to scheduling an appointment for these cases. For out of town clients, we can typically do most of the consultation via phone for your convenience.
Laser tattoo removal costs just $200 per treatment at GO! Tattoo removal. We don't charge per square inch, per local, location on the body and can even treat two or three smaller tattoos at one office visit, for no added cost.
Additionally, discounts for pre-paying multiple laser tattoo removal treatments are offered. No need to send in a photo of the tattoo you want faded or removed, either.
Our pricing has always been published online, too. Don't live with tattoos you don't love. GO! Tattoo Removal can fade what you have so a tattoo artist can do a proper cover up without any compromise. We can also offer full tattoo removal*, too.
We use the a proven treatment method combined with the PicoSure laser for maximum tattoo removal results.