Don’t feel stuck with a tattoo you no longer want. Today’s advanced laser technology makes tattoo removal safer and easier than ever before.At Ethos Spa, we’ve performed thousands of tattoo removal procedures for people just like you, who decided to rethink their ink and opted for permanent removal.
We use the PicoSure laser system, the gold standard in tattoo removal technology.
It works by sending ultra-fast light pulses into the tattoo pigments to break them into tiny, dust-like particles that are flushed out through the body’s natural processes.
It’s safe, effective, and delivers permanent results.
At Ethos Spa, your satisfaction is our first priority. That’s why we build plenty of time into our appointments, so we can sit and discuss your procedure honestly and in detail. We want you to have realistic expectations about your procedure, and we want to make sure we understand what you want to achieve.
Our clean, comfortable, welcoming spa is staffed by caring, experienced professionals who will go above and beyond to meet your needs. We are a recognized leader in cosmetic procedures in the New Jersey and New York areas.
Our relationship with you always begins with a free consultation. During this time, you should be prepared to discuss your goals with your Ethos Spa physician, so they can personalize a treatment plan to get you the results you want.
Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center uses the PicoSure laser system to safely and effectively remove tattoos. This is a type of picosecond laser, meaning it emits light pulses very quickly, usually in speeds of one-trillionth of a second.
The PicoSure laser technology system works by sending its ultra-fast pulses of energy into the tattooed skin. The laser breaks the tattoo inks into tiny, dust-like ink particles.
The lymph system then sends fluid to the area to flush away the ink so it can be absorbed by the body and expelled naturally. Each laser treatment breaks the ink into smaller and smaller particles. In effect, the ink will seem to be disappearing, but it is simply being absorbed and eliminated by your body.
While the PicoSure advanced laser system is a very effective laser tattoo removal system, individual results will vary since the effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors, including the age and size of the tattoo, the ink colors, and the patient’s skin type.
Yes. The PicoSure laser treatment system used by Ethos Spa is effective on all ink colors, including blues, greens, and blacks. It is also effective on tattoos that have been previously treated through other means.
No. The PicoSure laser system used by Ethos Spa is designed to work only on the ink in your tattoo. It will not harm the surrounding tissue.
Interestingly, laser hair removal was first studied in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
(PCOS). PCOS affects hormone levels, which in turn can result in excessive hair growth.
It’s important to remember that laser hair removal does not provide permanent hair removal for anyone. That said, laser treatments can be effective and can make a significant impact for individuals with PCOS.
Because of the nature of PCOS, hair growth is harder to control. As a result, individuals with PCOS may require a greater number of laser treatments. In addition, a more vigorous maintenance schedule may be required in order to maintain the results.
An experienced physician will be able to talk to you knowledgeably and honestly about the results you can expect and should be able to provide before and after photos of previous clients with PCOS.
The number of treatments depends on several factors, including the size and age of the tattoo, its location, and color characteristics.
You’ll be happy to know that the PicoSure laser system used by Ethos Spa usually requires fewer treatment sessions than with traditional lasers, but you should still count on multiple sessions.
Your Ethos Spa physician will examine your tattoo and outline a suggested number of treatments for the most effective removal. Treatments usually occur every 6-8 weeks and last for about 10 minutes a session (for an average-sized tattoo).
Generally, a good candidate is someone who:
It is rare for laser tattoo removal to leave a scar. However, if the application of the tattoo resulted in a scar, that scar will remain. And although the scar will not be eliminated by the laser system, any tattoo pigment within the scar will be treated by the laser system. If an existing scar is a concern, be sure to ask your Ethos Spa physician about scar removal options for once the tattoo removal process has been completed.
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Yes, you can opt to remove only a portion of your tattoo. Discuss these details with your Ethos Spa physician in detail during your initial consultation.
While at the spa, an antibiotic cream will be applied to the treated area, then it will be covered with a sterile dressing for protection and to help prevent infection. Your Ethos Spa physician will give you detailed instructions for your skin care routine at home, for best results after the procedure.
Minimal side effects include swelling, redness, and slight blistering of the treated area. These side effects are normal and temporary. Your Ethos Spa physician will give you detailed instructions for how to treat your skin for best results after the procedure.
Is It Normal to Blister After Laser Tattoo Removal?
Many individuals report that the process of removing the tattoo is very similar to the process of getting the tattoo. There is discomfort, but it is generally bearable. However, there are some numbing options available to help diminish and alleviate pain during the procedure. Be sure to discuss this topic with your Ethos Spa physician during your initial consultation.
The PicoSure laser system is specially designed to remove tattoos, as well as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles (such as crows feet), and pigmented lesions. It is not effective for vein removal, spots removal, nor is it an effective cellulite treatment.
R20 is not a laser system. It’s a method of treatment that involves passing the laser over the tattoo more times per treatment session, with the goal of breaking down the tattoo pigment faster and thus achieving faster results. Talk to your Ethos Spa physician about R20 in detail if you would like to learn more about the pros and cons of this method.
Tattoo removal is usually easier on individuals who are fair skinned. The more contrast between the tattoo ink color and the skin color, the better the results will be.
This does not mean that tattoo removal won’t work on individuals with darker skin. It simply means that the procedure will go slower, as more treatments will be needed.
The PicoSure and the Q-switched laser are different types of laser systems. Not only do they work differently, but they have different results, as well.
Generally, in comparison to the Q-switched laser, the PicoSure system requires fewer treatments, has a shorter recovery time, and works better on stubborn tattoo colors.
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Good question! We love that you’re interested in doing all you can to look your best and take optimal care of your skin.
During your initial consultation, please be sure to discuss every procedure you’re interested in (laser hair removal, fat transfers, and other), so your Ethos Spa physician can recommend the best options for achieving your cosmetic goals.
No. Tattoo removal is not a type of plastic surgery; it's a non-invasive laser procedure with minimal risk and minimal recovery time.
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Dr. Soni did a great job in explaining the procedure and making sure all my questions and concerns were answered. I had my first session on the first day and I was very impressed with how fast everything went and I also saw a difference in the tattoo once it began to heal. Every time I went in for a session the staff was very nice and I never had to wait a long time. Totally loved this place!
Extremely impressed with the physicians, lovely and welcoming staff...and the results!!! I have been coming here for 4 years, and highly recommend this entire team. They are meticulous in their approach, and both warm and professional. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would!
Wow. Very impressed with the quality of work they do. So far I’ve been coming here for over 4 months and they are just phenomenal. I love coming here. Thanks ethos for your assistance with my tattoo removal.