The Gold Standard Treatment For Tattoo Removal

Dr. Anna Avaliani is a leading female expert on Upper East Side in New York City specializing in cosmetic and laser surgery. She is a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Avaliani’s unique approach is very much appreciated and recognized locally and internationally by her loyal patient following. Her high-end clientele includes many celebrity models, actors, TV hosts, celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists, fashion designers, and many billionaires and influential people. Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Anna Avaliani explains the best laser to remove the stubborn ink colors from your tattoo. 

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The best laser to treat red/yellow/orange/pink ink is finally here! This gold standard for tattoo removal is PicoSure 532 nm technology.

Pico 755 nm has been the best to treat all ink colors, including the stubborn, green, blue, purple, black, etc., and does the most fantastic job with these colors without causing scarring or damage to the skin. It is safe on ALL skin tones and is considered the best technology out there for tattoo removal, especially when performed by the hands of an expert like Dr.Avaliani, aka the Pico Queen.

Dr. Avaliani has been the top provider of PicoSure treatments since 2016 and has created her own treatment protocols for tattoo removal and facial rejuvenation. She is very proud to offer only “the very best treatment protocols,” which were designed and based on years of daily treatment performances on thousands of patients with variable and bespoke treatment settings.

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Laser Tattoo removal has been steadily increasing and improving over the last 5-10 years. The Pico technology has replaced the Q-Switch Nd:Yag technology and gained the approval of all the laser experts worldwide as the gold standard technology for virtually ALL ink colors and safety for all skin tones.

What makes PicoSure technology so safe?

Unlike all previous traditional lasers, Pico technology doesn’t use the power of heat, which can burn and potentially scar the skin. It uses groundbreaking proprietary technology that creates an intense photothermal impact in a trillionth of a second. This selectively targets the skin cells (chromophores) and spares the rest of the skin from high heat. 

Compared to Nd:YAG, PicoSure technology allows for the fastest clearance of ink with fewer sessions needed. Pico 532 nm wavelength offers the most effective treatment to remove the sunset ink colors like red, yellow, orange, and pink.

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Can 532 nm Pico be used to treat red microblading pigment?

Absolutely yes, and it’s phenomenal at it. Dr.Avaliani is beyond thrilled to offer this service to help her beautiful patients restore their confidence by removing red, yellow, and orange eyebrows.

How many PicoSure laser sessions does it take to remove red ink tattoo?

The true answer is that it all depends on many factors like the age of the tattoo, how pigmented the color is, whether it was true red or mixed with another color.

Dr. Avaliani has had instances where the red ink disappeared with 1-2 sessions, and in other cases, it turned yellow, then brown, and then was entirely removed. 

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Every patient is different, and on average, the tattoo removal can be anywhere from 4-12 sessions. It all depends on the type of your tattoo in relation to the colors and shading. 

Light strokes vs. heavy strokes predict little ink to remove or a lot of ink to remove and how many sessions. Another key factor is the experience of the provider as well as the settings used. A laser is simply a tool, and PicoSure technology is the only gold standard tool out there when it comes to tattoo removal.

How much does the PicoSure tattoo removal session cost?

The cost is determined at an in-person consultation. Still, it varies on many factors, including the size, location, ink colors, age of the tattoo, and the amount of pigment present. To get an understanding, the standard price of a smaller size tattoo starts at $250.00.

Does the PicoSure tattoo removal session hurt?

It feels like a brief hot sting, and of course, the pain factor varies from person to person. It can be a super-fast treatment from less than 2 minutes to one hour or more. For example, a tattoo the size of the credit card can take 2-10 minutes to treat so that can be speedy.

Dr. Avaliani goes above and beyond to make sure her patients have a very comfortable experience. Her office offers a few extra baby perks to help manage the anxiety and fear of tattoo removal.

The most common options include:

  • Cryo cooling air
  • Ibuprofen
  • Topical anesthetic/numbing cream
  • Oral pain killers (the prescription strength ones)
  • Nitrous oxide (Pro-Nox)

Some patients may use one of these, and some may use all of these, but it’s nice to have options.

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