Aesthetic Associate Centre
Plastic Surgery and Advanced Medical Skin-Care
Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr.- Board Certified

Tattoo Removal

 In Buffalo Tattoo Removal has been added to the Aesthetic Associates Centre. 

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.

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FAQ

 

How does laser tattoo removal work?

 

The Aesthetic Associates Centre uses the PicoSure Laser. Energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are eliminated by the body's natural processes resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.

 

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?

 

The number of laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, type of laser used, lifestyle habits, etc.   During your consultation at the Aesthetic Associates Centre, either Dr. Shatkin or his staff provider will evaluate your tattoo and recommend a realistic treatment regime to help you achieve the best results.

 

How often will I need treatments?

 

While it typically it takes 4-6 weeks for the body to absorb ink particles, every patient and tattoo responds differently. Following the recommended post treatment protocol will likely improve the results and reduce the chance of adverse events.

 

Can I have only a portion of my tattoo removed?

 

Yes, the PicoSure laser provides energy precisely enough that a small amount of a tattoo can be removed without affecting the surrounding tattoo.

 

How much does tattoo removal cost?

 

The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require.   After your consultation, the practitioner will provide you a price estimate for the treatment series.

 

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?

 

Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. We recommend that you wait six weeks between your last treatment and when you have the new tattoo completed.

 

Does tattoo removal hurt?

 

The PicoSure tattoo removal laser is the most advanced, and with very short treatment pulses, discomfort is minimum. Dr. Shatkin and his staff will work with you on the best pain management option for you based on your individual situation.

 

Will I blister and scab afterwards?

 

Blisters and scabs can be a normal response to tattoo removal.  Proper dressings and careful care after treatment will insure good healing.

 

Does insurance cover tattoo removal treatments?

 

Most insurance companies will not cover laser tattoo removal since it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. For your convenience, the Aesthetic Associates Centre can help with payment plans and installment options if needed.


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