Tattoo removal has become more effective than ever before. Take the first step in removing your regrets!
Tattoos have often been considered by the public as "permanent" additions to the body. Regrettable Inc. offers a solution to those who may have regrets about their tattoo, whatever the reason might be! Schedule tattoo removal services with us and take advantage of the latest in tattoo removal technology. Using the Candela PicoWay system, we are able to remove tattoos with less risk and pain, provide faster results, and require fewer treatment sessions than ever before. We are also able to remove a broad spectrum of colored inks including colors like blues and greens that have always proven more difficult to remove!
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technology
PicoWay is an FDA-cleared picosecond laser that treats not only tattoos, but also acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions and dark spots. This laser first became known for its tattoo and pigment removal capabilities, but it is now growing in use for acne scars and wrinkles. The PicoWay has the shortest pulse duration of any available picosecond laser for aesthetic use. It offers effective treatments with low to no downtime following treatment.
All PicoWay treatments use a picosecond laser with high power and the shortest laser pulses available. A picosecond is a trillionth of a second! The ultra-short pulses with PicoWay are important because they lead to a “photoacoustic” effect that avoids heating the skin rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach that heats the skin and can lead to side effects, such as downtime and scarring.
The PicoWay laser reaches under the skin for its impact, leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. The ultra-short pulses vaporize their targets before the skin has the chance to overheat. Targets can be pigment from a tattoo, melanin in the skin that causes dark spots, or areas in the dermis (a layer under the outer skin) where tiny spaces can be created to allow room for new collagen and elastin growth in the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles.
The PicoWay system delivers short, fast, and powerful pulses of targeted energy that fractures tattoo ink into minuscule particles. It offers the shortest pulse durations of any tattoo removal laser. These extremely short laser pulses allow treatment across a broad range of skin types and darker skin tones. Other tattoo removal lasers with longer nanosecond pulses can overheat melanin found in darker skin tones with a higher risk of scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. Also, the PicoWay is the only laser with 4 wavelengths to address a wide range of tattoo colors, including difficult to remove blue and green tattoos.
Unlike other lasers that heat the skin, the PicoWay laser breaks down pigment, natural or unnatural, beneath the skin’s surface. The PicoWay has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration by 40% of any other laser in its class. As a result, you have to undergo fewer laser treatments and obtain faster results. It is the world’s only system capable of dual wavelengths, making it capable of treating a large array of skin types and colors.
Before each session, tattoo removal clients should thoroughly clean and shave the area that will be treated. A topical anesthetic or cooling pack may be applied at the time of treatment. The tattoo size will determine how long the actual treatment is but most treatments typically last only seconds to minutes. It can require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart, depending on both the tattoo size and its complexity. After each session, the patient should keep the area clean and regularly apply sunblock to the area if going outdoors. Mild redness or itching may occur and typically lasts only for a few days.
General Info on Laser Tattoo Removal
Our laser is designed for maximum comfort during treatment. Pain during treatment is very minimal. Most patients describe the feeling as similar to a rubber band snapping the skin with a slight and bearable burning sensation following.
The treatment cost for tattoo removal depends on the size and color(s) of the tattoo being treated. If you would like to get a rough estimate you’re always welcome to give us a call or for a more accurate quote, send us a picture of your tattoo next to a ruler for measurement. Or we can schedule for you to come and visit us!
The sessions it takes for a tattoo to be removed depends on many different factors:
- The age of the tattoo
- Color(s) of the tattoo
- Amount of ink in the tattoo
- Your Skin Type
- Location of the tattoo
- How deep the ink is located
- Type of ink used
- The immune system of the person
- Tattoo layering
As an estimate, most amateur tattoos take 1-4 sessions, while professional tattoos are removed after about 6-10 sessions but these are just averages. These sessions are spaced out roughly every 4 to 6 to 8 weeks depending on factors.
Most lasers have increased difficulty with removing color tattoos, especially those with green and blue ink. The PicoWay is designed for the removal of any color tattoo and excels in removing typically difficult colors in comparison to other lasers.
These types of tattoos are done at tattoo shops and have a high density of ink. Also these professional artists drive the ink a lot deeper than amateurs do. A tattoo gun or handpiece is used during the procedure when applying a professional tattoo. Laser tattoo removal for these types of tattoos usually take the most sessions.
Tattoo Removal on amateur tattoos is easier to remove. The treatment for these types of tattoos will require less sessions. This is because the ink is less dense or saturated than professional tattoos and is usually not as deep.
Medicinal tattoos are used to mark sites on the body where either surgery or medical treatment is being performed. These usually have very minimal ink taking only about 1-2 sessions to remove.
Did You Know?
Today, an estimated 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have at least one or more tattoos and that number continues to grow. Tattoos can be a great expression of ourselves, but as life changes, you might start to regret that expression. If you are someone who feels this way, luckily you do not have to fear, because the technology is here and works to remove your ink safely and quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on where you have the tattoo, the amount of ink used, age of the tattoo, etc... determines how many sessions it could take to remove that tattoo. We can give you an estimate on how many sessions based on the type of tattoo you have but it’s a “guesstimate.”
Amateur Tattoo Removal: 1-4 Sessions
Professional Tattoo Removal: 6-10 Sessions
Although there are no reported issues of getting a tattoo removed and being pregnant, we do not advise anyone to do so without their physician releasing them to do so. Please consult with your physician before starting the laser process.
After the recommended number of treatments, your tattoo should be 95%-100% faded and removed. But remember - there is no specific number of treatments for any tattoo and how long it will take to clear it.
Unfortunately no. The new tattoo must be at least 7 weeks old. Even though we do prefer at least 3 months minimum to see optimal results from the laser tattoo removal process.
Yes! But before you go about covering up an old tattoo, most tattoo artists request you lighten the old one first. This is so the colors from the new tattoo do not blend in with the old one and you get the best results from your cover tattoo. Your old tattoo can be lightened with just a few sessions.
Yes! Cosmetic tattoos are very easy to remove compared to professional ones. These types of tattoos can be removed fairly quickly and effectively.