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Tattoo Removal With the Revolutionary Picosure® & Enlighten® Lasers

Picosure Vs. QSwitch in Philadelphia

One treatment with Picosure provides better clearance than two treatments with ANY other laser on the market.

free tattoo phone consultation

The only pracitce in PA to operate the Enlighten and the complete Picosure Suite (including the Picosure 532NM)

PicoSure®'s patented PressureWave™ results in better and faster clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence, and less trauma to the skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

best technology - most experience - most qulified

An email from a patient:

Oh my goodness!!! That is amazing! I cannot believe the difference with one treatment.
You were right. The second treatment healed much faster, and didn't even blister. The band aid adhesive was more of an issue for me than the tattoo.
Thank you for helping me get rid of my 19 year old impulse.

better clearance | fewer treatments | lower overall cost

PicoSure® is the only laser using picosecond pulse duration to remove tattoos. Unlike older technologies that create heat while breaking the tattoo pigment, PicoSure® creates an intense photomechanincal impact that shatters the tattoo pigment into smaller pieces. It is now easier for our cells to remove the smaller pieces and our skin gets back to its normal color faster.

Why us?

- The first PicoSure® tattoo removal in the Philadelphia area.

- The only place in PA to operate the 532nm wavelength

- Performed more Picosure treatmetns than any other provider in PA

- Our staff has performed tattoo removal since 1997

- The only Picosure provider with a physician on site

To learn about pricing and number of treatments

Upload a picture & book a free phone consultation

1. What is the tattoo size (in inches)?

Length:
Width:

2. Are you currently tan at the area of the tattoo? No Yes

3. What is your skin type?

Type I - Very light
Type II - Light
Type III - Light brown - Central Europe
Type IV - brown - Mediterranean, S. American
Type V - dark brown - Asia, some Afro-American
Type VI - black / very dark brown - African, Afro-American

4. How many years have you had that tattoo for?

Dr. Ringpfeil started performing laser tattoo removal in 1997!

PicoSure® - Tattoo Removal in Philadelphia

" PicoSure® is the biggest advance in tattoo removal in 20 years. With our PicoSure® your benefits are:

1. fewer treatments

2. better clearance of all colors (including blue, green and yellow)

3. less damage to the skin

I invite you to book a free consultation here or by calling 610-525-5250"

Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, board certified dermatologist

Superior Tattoo Clearance

Picosure removes all tattoo colors, including green, blue, and yellow. Picosure is the go to laser for people who are frustrated by not being able to clear their tattoos with the traditional Q-Switched technologies (Q-Switched ND:YAG and Q-Switched Alexandrite).

PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment before and after

PicoSure® vs. Traditional Technology

PicoSure® tattoo removal treatment before and after

Enlighten - The Newest & Most Effective Pico Tattoo Removal Laser is Now Available in Our Philadelphia Office

If you have tattoo regret? We have great news for you. After the long wait, the Enlighten Tattoo removal laser is now available in Philadelphia. The Enlighten laser enables you to remove your tattoo faster and for a lower cost.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Book your 1st treatment and get the 2nd treatment for free

Tattoo Removal - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I remove my tattoo?
    • Tattoos may be removed by tattoo removal lasers, by excision and by tattooing over the existing tattoo. Recently, a makeup was developed to camouflage tattoos completely.

  • What is the cost for laser tattoo removal?
    • The total cost depends on the cost per treatment and the number of treatments needed to achieve desired results.
      The cost per treatment is determined by the size of the tattoo.
      The number of treatments is a factor of the color variation and ink density.

      Using the Picosure laser enables us to deliver results in fewer treatments and for an overall lower cost to our customers compared to the traditional Q-switched tattoo removal lasers.

      To obtain a concrete estimate for the number of treatments and the cost per treatment for the removal of your tattoo, simply load a picture of your tattoo here, and book a free consultation with one of our expert consultants.

  • How many treatments do I need for removing a tattoo?
    • It takes 3-7 treatments with the Picosure laser and between 6-20 treatments with the traditional Q-switched tattoo removal lasers (Revlite/Medlite, Trivantage, and others).

  • Can a tattoo be completely removed?
    • Black and dark blue tattoos can be completely removed. Other colors can be more difficult to remove and more treatments are needed to achieve desired results. The Picosure achieves far better clearance than any other tattoo removal laser. Many of our customers who were not successful in getting sufficient clearance with other lasers come to our office to complete their treatment.

      Occasionally, the skin pigment in the area of the previous tattoo may appear lighter in color than the untreated skin, creating the illusion of a ghost tattoo. Some of the pigment might come back over time and in most cases the lighter skin color is barely noticeable.

  • How do I select a provider for tattoo removal?
    • Historically, laser tattoo removal has been performed by dermatologists. Recently, other physicians and MedSpas have started offering this service in a spa setting. In addition, many tattoo parlors have added laser assisted tattoo removal to their repertoire.

      Tattoo removal laser are very powerful. A dermatologist will be able to prevent adverse events and minimize foreseeable side effects (such as the ghost tattoos). We often see in our office patients who suffered hypertrophic scaring, keloid formation, or complete depigmentation. Some of these adverse events were preventable with proper skin assessment.

      Chose an experienced and reputable provider. Make sure he/she uses the most advanced lasers as they are safer and more effective.

  • Can the laser create a scar or any other undesirable side effects?
    • Scar formation is common with traditional tattoo removal lasers. It can be as minimal as destruction of our natural pigment in the treated area but also hypertrophic scarring is possible.

      The incidence of scar formation with Picosure is minimal or nil compared to the traditional Q-switched lasers because it does not produce heat.

  • How long should one wait between treatments?
    • You need to wait at least 6 weeks between treatments when undergoing Picosure treatments. If you are treated with a traditional Q- switched tattoo removal laser, the interval between treatments should be 10 weeks or longer

  • Does the procedure hurt?
    • The feeling during the laser procedure is similar to that of the tattoo placement.... assuming the alcohol level in your blood during the two procedures is equal :-)

      Most of our customers tolerate the procedure well with ice-pack applied to the treated area just before the procedure. In rare cases we use forced cold air (Zimmer cooler device) to numb the skin during the procedure. While applied or injectable numbing medicine is an alternative, the swelling that goes along with the medicine reduces treatment efficacy.

  • Tattoo Removal Aftercare
    • The tattoo removal laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound. Immediate whitening of the treated area lasts for several minutes. You may experience bruising or swelling. Blisters, crusts, or scabs develop within 8-72 hours and may last for 1-2 weeks. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Hypertrophic scars or even keloid, can occur but are very rare. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area can occur, and is temporary except in very rare cases. Healing is usually complete within 4 weeks, although this may vary.

      1. Keep the treated area clean and moist with Aquaphor or Vaseline while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and then pat dry. Apply a thin coating of Aquaphor or Vaseline up to three times a day for 2 weeks while the area is healing and keep the area covered with a dressing for those 2 weeks.
      2. You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation. You may take Tylenol, but avoid aspirin (it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.)
      3. In the event that scabs form do not pick at them or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed.
      4. Feel free to shower 8 hours after the treatment, but take care to avoid high-pressure water hitting the treated area. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pool, or any form of soaking in water are not recommended until the area is completely healed, as they may increase the risk of infection.
      5. Exercise is generally safe after treatment, taking into account the other after care instructions provided here.
      6. Wear a sun block with an SPF 25 or higher over the area for 6 months following the treatment. Do not wear makeup or any cream or medication on or near the treated area unless recommended by our office for 72 hours.
      7. Itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser treatment. Use Aquaphor or Vaseline to treat the area and do not scratch. It may help to lightly slap the area, or apply a cold compress.
      8. If the area looks infected (honey colored crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact the office immediately.
      9. In the sign of any extreme reaction, call 911 and go to the emergency department immediately.

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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Front desk performance

excellent
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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

I liked the paintings that are in the rooms.

#12011-06-02 11:25:09

I felt at ease and well informed.

#22011-01-27 16:47:12

Honesty.

#32011-01-05 16:01:31

Everyone very freindly. That's important.

#42018-11-29

Nice & freindly staff, very pleasant.

#52011-01-17 15:00:26

I loved how friendly and nice everyone was. It was the greatest doctore visit I have ever had.

#62019-05-29

Dr. was very attentive and took the time to talk with my daughter and put her at ease. Assistant was great, taking my daughter on tour of facility while I asked the doctor a few questions.

#72018-10-02

The dr was very thorough and explained everything to me. She was also knowledgable about pricing.

#82019-05-16

I am very self conscious about my acne but everyone made me feel very comfortable!

#92018-12-13

I thought the waiting room was very nice and all the employees were very kind and took their time during the appointment. Our last dernatologist that we visited for the first time made us wait an hour and a halve for a five minute appoitment.....so we were pretty happy this time!

#102018-09-30

What can we do better?

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Shorter wait

#12019-04-18

This visit was great.

#22019-03-02

clear directions to facility

#32019-06-20

I had problems with my insurance. Since you took my insurance information over the phone it might have been nice to know that before I came in so I could have fixed it.

#42011-05-19 10:14:50

Complimentary BMW with first visit

#52019-08-23

just continue listening which is so important

#62018-08-31

Everything was outstanding

#72011-11-18 16:18:36

Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

#82010-09-30 11:25:20

You can't improve upon excellence.

#92019-05-09

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#102010-09-15 12:08:01
Customer Rating : 4.5

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