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PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal in Los Angeles

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Tattoo Regret? You’re not alone!

Did you know 20% of people regret their tattoo? That’s 1 in 5! The number is astounding, but not surprising. There was a 43% increase in the number of tattoos removed in 2012, and 40% of people cited employment concerns as a reason for having their tattoo removed.

Tattoos can be a beautiful human expression but as our lives change, tattoo regret takes over. Erase unwanted tattoos and pigment with PicoSure, the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. PicoSure targets unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and faster results are achievable with PicoSure’s groundbreaking picosecond technology.

How does PicoSure work?

It is the world’s first safe and effective picosecond laser developed for tattoo removal and treating pigmented lesions. This breakthrough in laser tattoo removal delivers short pulse bursts of energy 100 times faster than older nanosecond technology. The pulses produce better tattoo removal results, quicker treatment sessions, and little to no effect on surrounding skin. This allows the PicoSure to achieve amazing results in tattoo lightening as well. Until the launch of PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure, ultra-short pulses (one trillionth of a second in length!) hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. This can mean better clearance of the tattoo and less treatments overall!

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of treatments varies for every tattoo. The response depends on the tattoo ink color, composition, density, depth of ink, and skin type. Picosure laser is so effective that 80% of tattoos can be removed with 6 treatments, which is 1/3rd the number of treatments compared to traditional Nd:YAG lasers.

Tattoo removal and fading is a process. The laser is used to break up the ink into small particles and we depend on your immune system to metabolize the ink particles during the healing phase. We recommend 4-6 weeks between treatments for the most effective tattoo removal.

The price of laser tattoo removal depends on size of the tattoo. Talk to one of our consultants, because we offer package pricing to discount your treatment.

Yes, we now offer tattoo lightening. This is a great option if you just need the tattoo lightened so that your tattoo artist can cover up your existing tattoo with a new tattoo. This can often be done in 1-3 treatments.

The laser energy does create some discomfort that is often described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. We do apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatments to numb the skin and to make the removal process more comfortable. For very sensitive areas, we can provide other options for anesthesia.

Picosure laser tattoo removal is unlikely to cause any long term scarring because the outer layer of skin is not damaged. Hypopigmentation or skin lightening may occur in the treatment area.

Call our office today to meet with a consultant and setup a plan to remove your tattoo!
About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.

Tattoo Removal Beverly Hills Doctor Shows Picosure Laser Treatment

Beverly Hills - What is the best tattoo removal treatment? Faster, easier tattoo removal is now possible with the PicoSure laser treatment, says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass. In this video Dr. Dass shows his patient Jasmine who is in the process of removing a very large tattoo that covers her entire left side. The tattoo, which Jasmine had done when she was 16 contains a quote from Shakespeare. "Most laser treatments require anywhere from 12 to 20 treatments to remove a tattoo," says Dr. Dass. "Picosure treatments only require 6 to 8 sessions. In Jasmine's case, that means we can remove her tattoo within 8 months, rather then 2 years. The Picosure Laser emits bursts of energy in a trillionth of a second which destroys the ink with pressure rather than heat, resulting in faster treatment with less tissue damage." Call now to schedule an appointment: (855) 496-4646.

Jazmin is in the middle of undoing something she did when she was 16. She’s getting rid of a tattoo of a Shakespeare quote that covers her entire left side. I definitely don’t want a giant tattoo on my side for the rest of my life. She had bad luck trying to get smaller tattoos removed. Seven visits and they’re still visible. Then she found Doctor Dennis Dass who uses a new pica Scheuer laser. A picosecond is a trillionth of a second 

When a laser energy is delivered in a trillionth of a second you’re actually getting a pressure wave that disrupts the ink particles as opposed to heat damage to the ink particles so you get less damage to the surrounding skin 

After giving her lidocaine shots for pain Doctor Dass will spend five minutes using the laser on her tattoo here’s Jasmine’s tattoo after three sessions. Here are more before-and-after photos. What can be a two-year process with a traditional laser takes about eight months with pica sure.

 With the older laser technology it takes anywhere from twelve to twenty treatments to get a tattoo removed. With this newer technology, we can remove it within about six or eight treatments. I’m imagining the best possible outcome with maybe a little bit of you know some here in there discoloration or some scarring which I’m totally open to as long as the tattoo is for the most part gone

That should happen in three more sessions. I’m Marty Salt reporting.

Fast Laser Tattoo Removal In Los Angeles, Works for all colors

Beverly Hills Plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass is using the PicoSure laser to remove unwanted tattoos much faster with far fewer treatments required. "The PicoSure laser actually shatters the ink and is effective for removing even difficult ink colors such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and faster results are achievable " says Dr. Dass. Now a tattoo that is no longer wanted can be removed within just a few sessions. Call Dr. Dass's office at (855) 496-4646 for an appointment and get over your "tattoo regret".

I’m Doctor Dennis Dass. I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and today we’re going to be talking about an exciting new development in laser tattoo removal. The new PicoSure laser shatters ink and results in faster clearance of the ink in a matter of six treatments. So, that means a lot less pain compared to the older technology which used to take 12 to 18 treatments and a couple of years before you could erase a tattoo. This new laser also is effective for multiple different colours, including reds blues and greens. So, if you’re ready to break up with your tattoo come on in and see me and we’ll take care of it for you.

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are everywhere. Almost 45 million Americans have them and one in five want those tattoos removed. Now, an unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology is the answer. Introducing PicoSure, the first and only picosecond laser for aesthetic use.

Tattoos are everywhere. Almost 45 million Americans have them and one in five want those tattoos removed. Now, an unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology is the answer. Introducing PicoSure, the first and only picosecond laser for aesthetic use. It operates at speeds measured in trillions of a second. The Pico sure laser from Cynosure can clear tattoos in fewer treatments than traditional nanosecond Lasers. With its patented pressure wave technology, PicoSure’s ultrashort pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action, creating an intense photomechanical impact. This shatters the target into tiny ink particles that are easily eliminated from the body. Traditional nanosecond lasers predominantly rely on photothermal action and deliver heat to the Pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure’s photomechanical pressure wave technology shatters even the smallest of target particles and clears tattoos with less fluids, fewer treatments and without injury to the surrounding tissue. The PicoSure laser is effective on previously treated tattoos that fail to clear. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks can be removed and fewer treatments. Pico sure only from Cynosure is shattering the past and revealing a beautiful future.

Actual Patient Reviews

See Tattoo Zapped With PicoSure Laser In Beverly Hills

See how much lighter a woman's tattoo looks after just one PicoSure laser treatment and watch her have her second treatment. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass says his patient Melissa's butterfly tattoo will be erased with just 6 treatments, instead of the 20 or more sessions required by other methods. Call (855) 496-4646 and visit Beverly Hills - Los Angeles PicoSure tattoo removal.

Hi I’m Melissa and I have a tattoo that I wanted to remove. I’ve had the tattoo for about 12 years now and at this point it really doesn’t fit my lifestyle anymore. I decided to start investigating getting it removed. So, I had one treatment done at a just a local Laser Centre with a traditional laser and that would require about 20 sessions to have that removed and it was incredibly painful. So, I started researching other options and I found the PicoSure laser and I’m so happy that I did because I can get this done in much fewer sessions and for very little pain. So, I’ve had one session already and it has faded tremendously in that short amount of time. It was full of color and now it’s really really faded. So, today I’m here to get my second session done and I’m really excited 

I’m Doctor Dennis Dass and today we’re doing a laser tattoo removal with the PicoSure laser and we’ve got Melissa and we’re doing her tattoo on her foot. It’s a butterfly tattoo this is session number two so let’s go ahead and get to it

I have hated my tattoo for years and wanted to get it removed. After a painful experience with a local laser center, I sought out a different provider and found Dr. Dass. He uses the PicoSure laser instead of the traditional Q-switched laser. My first session with him was painless from beginning to end. He numbed the entire area! His staff are caring and warm. I am so lucky I found Dr. Dass!* ~ Melissa