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What is the Best Way to Remove a Tattoo?

Laser tattoo Removal at DAELA Portland

Traditional Tattoo Removal

Traditional tattoos are often cherished symbols of personal stories and identities. Whether it’s bold designs, intricate patterns, or meaningful symbols, tattoos represent individuality and self-expression. However, as time passes, these tattoos may lose their appeal or significance. In such cases, traditional tattoo removal becomes a logical choice—a transformative process that reveals a fresh canvas for new beginnings.

Laser tattoo Removal 9 Treatments
PicoWay colorful tattoo removal example: 9 treatments.

What is the best way to remove a tattoo?

Laser removal has long been considered one of the best ways to remove unwanted ink. But there are many lasers on the market and not all perform as optimally as others. Most consumers don’t want to do deep dive massive research into the best laser, they just want their tattoo removed. So, they search, ‘tattoo removal near me’. It’s the most logical step to finding a tattoo removal shop. But all tattoo removal shops use different lasers, and we are here to tell you that the laser matters.

We know this because we did a deep dive into laser technology. Always dedicated to providing the best service available, we decided to purchase the best laser on the market.

So, if you found us because you searched ‘laser tattoo removal near me’ you have actually found the right place. We will explain why our system is the best, but we also want you to know that your overall experience at DAELA will be the best. We pride ourselves on our serene studios, immaculately clean, and staffed with an amazing customer service team, team of PMU artists and removal technicians.

laser tattoo removal
PicoWay removal example: 4 treatments

The PicoWay laser by Candela is considered the best tattoo removal laser for several compelling reasons:

  1. Effectiveness: PicoWay employs advanced picosecond technology, delivering ultra-short pulses of laser energy. These pulses effectively target tattoo pigment particles, breaking them down into smaller fragments. This advanced technology ensures efficient tattoo removal, even for stubborn or multicolored tattoos.
  2. Minimized Pain: One of the main advantages of the PicoWay laser is its ability to minimize discomfort during tattoo removal. The ultra-short pulses of laser energy generate less heat buildup in the skin, resulting in reduced pain and discomfort compared to other laser systems. This makes the tattoo removal process more tolerable for patients.
  3. Fewer Sessions: PicoWay’s innovative technology allows for optimal tattoo removal results in fewer treatment sessions compared to other lasers. The ultra-short picosecond pulses efficiently fragment tattoo pigment particles, which are then naturally eliminated by the body. This efficient process reduces the number of sessions required, saving time and minimizing inconvenience for patients.
  4. Versatility: PicoWay is highly versatile, capable of treating a wide range of tattoo colors and types, including stubborn or resistant tattoos. Its advanced technology allows for precise customization of treatment parameters, ensuring optimal results for each patient.
  5. Skin Safety: The PicoWay laser is designed with patient safety in mind. Its ultra-short pulses minimize damage to surrounding skin tissue, reducing the risk of scarring and pigmentation changes. This ensures that the tattoo removal process is not only effective but also safe for the patient.
  6. Skin Rejuvenation: In addition to removal of tattoos, PicoWay offers the added benefit of skin rejuvenation. The laser’s ultra-short pulses stimulate collagen production, promoting skin renewal and improving texture. This can result in a smoother, more youthful complexion, providing an extra incentive for patients seeking tattoo removal.
laser tattoo removal
PicoWay example large tattoo removal: 6 sessions

How expensive is laser tattoo removal?

You can learn more about DAELA pricing in detail here, but the gist is that it costs between $150-$750 per session (based strictly on tattoo size).

How many sessions to remove a tattoo?

The PicoWay laser works on all skin types and all colors of tattoos, these factors also play a part in how many sessions will be required. You may need 3-12 sessions for full removal with 6 sessions being the average.

Removal goals may also vary, some just want a tattoo removed enough to cover it again, some want total annihilation.

How much time between tattoo removal sessions?

4-6 weeks between laser removal sessions is required. Your tattoo will lighten during the session and will continue to lighten over the 4-6 weeks that it heals. If your tattoo is very large, you may want to wait 8 weeks in between sessions.

Can tattoo removal be financed?

Yes, DAELA Portland has a unique financing system. You can finance with zero interest, a soft credit pull, and it won’t show on your credit report unless you fail to make your payments. You can add each session to the financing, so you are only making payments on the completed sessions.

Tattoo Removal: What's the Best Way?
Tattoo Removal with the PicoWay by Candela