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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.
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.


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".


Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal

Actual Patient Reviews

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.


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