Tattoo Removal

Did you know 20% of people regret their tattoo?

Studies have shown that about 20% of people regret their tattoos. This number has only increased in more recent years as the process of removing tattoos has become significantly easier. Whereas it used to take between ten and fifteen laser removal treatments to get rid of a tattoo, it now takes only between three and eight sessions with the Picosure Technology laser removal process.

In 2012, there was a documented 43% increase in the number of tattoo removals. One of the major concerns of people was that they would have issues when seeking employment. Employers generally do not like to see visible tattoos on their potential job candidates because they could be potentially offensive to customers or clients.

Besides employment, other reasons for tattoo removal include regretting getting a tattoo that is no longer meaningful and regretting tattooing the name of an ex-lover. There is nothing worse than the constant reminder of your past mistakes. Whatever the reason, Picosure laser treatment can help you to remove your tattoo safely and successfully.

The human body views tattoo ink as a foreign substance, similar to the way it views bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This is evident in the fact that tattoos start out looking perfect and clean but soon after they become distorted and faded. This is an immune reaction, and the body is simply trying to protect itself. However, because the ink particles are too large to be removed easily, the natural ink removal is unsuccessful.

Traditional laser treatments use energy and heat to break down the ink particles into pieces small enough to be removed by the body’s immune system. This is currently one of the most popular skin treatments.

Picosure Technology

When using Picosure technology, however, treatment works better and is much gentler. Instead of heat, Picosure lasers use short pulses that produce high pressure. This demolishes the ink particles. These smaller particles are then easily broken down by the body naturally. Therefore, this treatment is faster and easier. Black ink is easiest to treat because it absorbs the most waves while other colors require specific lasers.

Dark tattoos should be significantly improved after just one treatment, sometimes up to 75% better! If only black ink was used, the tattoo should be able to be removed in just four to eight treatments, depending on size and darkness. Overall, the average removal time of most tattoos is six to ten months, much faster than traditional methods. There is a required waiting period in between each treatment to allow for the healing of the tattoo site and to allow the body to do its job.

While the experience of tattoo removal varies from person to person, according to our clients’ feedback, the pain and recovery time of our tattoo removal is minimal, especially when compared to traditional laser removal methods. Pico technology removal does not damage the skin surrounding the tattoo as much and this makes the healing process much faster and less painful. If you really need one of your tattoos removed, our treatment is a small price to pay. The peace and satisfaction of knowing that you no longer need to worry about your regretful tattoo is absolutely worth it.


After 3 treatments

After 5 treatments

Actual patient of Dr. Rakesh Nanda

Tattoo Removal Procedure Videos

This is the when Zach Pitts (male host for living Dayton) from Living Dayton first came into Jiva (our Dayton spa) and we started the series of recordings for Living Dayton.

This is after 3 treatments when they returned to film at Jiva (our Dayton spa). Between the first segment and this one (aired recently ), we did 2 other treatments off the air. In this segment you will see the before and after progression for each.

This is after 4 treatments and was filmed as we were doing his fifth treatment at Jiva Medical Spa.

Traditionally, laser treatments have taken between ten and fifteen sessions. Using the Pico laser tattoo removal process, this has been able to get results in between three and eight sessions.

Laser tattoo removal

How Tattoos are removed: SmarterEveryDay

Our lasers break down tattoo ink into small enough particles for the body’s immune system to take away. Through the Pico laser tattoo removal process, the ink is smashed into even smaller particles, speeding up the process considerably. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

Things That Influence the Speed of the Tattoo Removal Process

Tattoo location

Tattoos on the hands and feet will usually take longer to heal. This is because they are the farthest away from the heart and have less blood flow. If your tattoo is on one of your extremities, expect it to take a little bit longer to heal completely.


The age of the tattoo makes a difference because the longer the ink is on the skin, the harder it will be to remove completely. The age of the person also matters because the skin of older people is much different from the skin of younger people. It is much more elastic and difficult to work with.


Treatment depends heavily on the immune system, so the overall strength or weakness of your immune system will affect treatment times and results. Take care of your health and the health of your skin to help with the tattoo removal process.

Does Pico laser tattoo removal hurt?

Compared to traditional methods of tattoo removal, Pico laser tattoo removal reduces negative impact to the skin surrounding the tattoo, resulting in faster healing time. According to client and staff feedback, discomfort and recovery is minimal. Most clients find the physical experience of Pico laser tattoo removal to be well worth the removal of their regretful tattoo.

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