Fast Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoSure®

Are you looking for a new job, but worried about the visible ink on your arms or legs might hurt your chances? With PicoSure’s advanced laser technology, removing tattoos is fast and safe. Some tattoos can be completely removed in as few as three sessions without harming your skin.

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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

PicoSure represents a major technological advancement over obsolete Q-switched Nd: YAG lasers. PicoSure uses a picosecond laser to remove almost all tattoos. The full spectrum of colored tattoo inks, including notoriously stubborn blues, greens, and very dark lines can be removed. PicoSure’s powerful laser light pulses shatter underlying tattoo inks into microscopic particles that the immune system can naturally eliminate from the body. Laser tattoo removal is safe and will not permanently damage your skin.

What to Expect During PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

Four to six appointments are typically needed to remove the average tattoo, although the exact number will vary depending on the tattoo’s size and age. Some people say that the procedure feels similar to getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter duration. A cooling anesthetic can also be provided to alleviate discomfort.

Budget Friendly Tattoo Removal Options Available!

We also offer laser tattoo removal treatments using the Q-switched technology of the RevLite laser. At Looking Glass Plastic Surgery, we have a variety of treatment options that utilize the best laser technology to remove the full spectrum of colored tattoo inks. We can provide personalized laser tattoo removal treatments according to your tattoo, skin type, and budget!


Schedule a consultation and start the tattoo removal process today!

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PicoSure laser tattoo removal has few side effects, which normally include some temporary skin whitening and a sunburn-like sensation. Most people are able to resume their normal activities immediately following treatment without experiencing any downtime.


You don’t have to live with your unwanted tattoo! Contact Looking Glass Plastic Surgery today to set up a consultation.

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Tattoo Removal for Men

Whether you want that unsightly tattoo gone completely, or you simply want to replace the unwanted tattoo with updated ink, Picosure tattoo removal is state of the art. We are the only facility in the City and County of San Francisco that offers Picosure technology. The Picosure laser is a type of Q-switched laser that fires an extremely high-powered blast of energy in an extremely short period, in the range of trillionths of a second. The previous gold standard of tattoo removal, Revlite, which we still offer at a reduced price, fires at a duration of nanoseconds, a thousand times longer in the range of billionths of a second.


With Picosure technology, the ink absorbs the energy so fast that is broken down into gravel, rather than boulder sized particles before any of the energy can be converted to heat, thereby preventing scar formation. In most cases the Revlite is still effective in removing most tattoos, but takes twice as many treatments as the Picosure laser. Recently we added the newly released second wavelength, 532 nanometers, making the Picosure laser extremely effective in treating red, orange, and yellow tattoos, in addition to the blacks, blues, and greens that the original 755 nanometer wavelength treats extremely effectively. Many other tattoo removal facilities in the Bay Area refer their patients with refractory tattoos to us for treatment with the Picosure laser.

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San Francisco, CA 94109