What to Expect for Tattoo Removal
What to Expect
Before & After

Tattoo Removal – Remove That “Permanent Mistake” with Tattoo Removal


Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center is proud to have the world’s first and only picosure laser for tattoo removal. We own and operate the Picosure laser at the Summit, NJ and Englewood, NJ locations. The laser can also be used for acne scar treatment, skin revitalization, wrinkle treatment, and for the removal of pigmented lesions.

How does it work?

The laser tattoo removal offered by Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center operates best on darker inks such as black, blue, and red ink. Picosure has a short pulse duration that exceeds photothermal action and results in an intense photomechanical impact. This adds up to faster results and fewer treatments when compared to other tattoo removal methods. This is also gentler on the surrounding skin.

The majority of patients require no anesthesia for treatment and the sensation is comparable to a small rubber band snapping against the skin. If the size and location of the tattoo result in heightened sensitivity, we are happy to provide local anesthesia for the comfort of our patients.

What to expect after treatment

Following treatment, a dressing and antibiotic ointment will be placed on the area. Sometimes pinpoint bleeding can occur in the location where the laser tattoo removal takes place. This is from the hair follicles however the dressing applied topically will take care of this by protecting the hair follicles that may be vulnerable to infection. Once 24 hours has passed, the patient can take a shower but must not scratch or irritate the site.

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Contact us to schedule a consultation by calling us at (908) 273-5400 in Summit, NJ, or (201) 541-6600 in Englewood, NJ.


 Ultra-short Pulse Duration Is the Difference

  • Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond technology.
  • Only ultrashort pulse durations trigger photomechanical effect.
  • With this short pulse width, half the fluence is required compared to Q-Switched nanosecond lasers.

Laser Response Comparison




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 Is the Laser Tattoo Process Painful?


The Picosure laser emits light in very short pulses, creating a sensation that can be compared to the snap of a small rubber band against the skin. Most patients do not require anesthesia during treatment, although the size and location of the tattoo may be highly sensitive and warrant a local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort.

MyEthosSpa’s Tattoo Removal lasers work best on dissolving dark (blue, black and red) ink; oranges and purples usually fade well, while green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove and may need additional treatments. It is important to note that despite the voluminous number of ink types used in body art worldwide, most people experience a greater than 95 percent fading rate with the Medlite C6 laser, making complete tattoo removable very achievable.

What Downtime and Post-Treatment Care Can I Expect?

Immediately after treatment, an antibiotic ointment and dressing will be applied to the area. Occasionally, pinpoint bleeding from hair follicles associated with laser tattoo removal will occur; the dressing will protect all hair follicles that are vulnerable to infection. Patients are required to keep the treated area clean and follow the aesthetic practitioner’s care instructions carefully in the days following the procedure. After 24 hours, patients can take a shower being careful not to scratch or irritate the site in the process.

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