Laser Tattoo Removal

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL in Asheville & Wilmington NC

Laser Tattoo Removal is available in the select locations below:


Today, an estimated 21 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo, and that's a rather large number, considering it was only at 14 percent not too long ago. Tattoos can be a beautiful human expression but as our lives change, it's not uncommon to to regret the decision to get inked. Luckily,If you're one of the many who have a change of heart about their tattoos, you no longer need to feel the burden of regret. Laser tattoo removal technology has been developed to erase your ink safely and quickly.

At Ideal Image, we want you to feel confident in your own skin - and we can help you get there by providing you with a fresh, clean slate. We use FDA-cleared PicoSure™, the most advanced laser treatment available for tattoo removal. PicoSure™ targets unwanted ink faster than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Laser tattoo removal with PicoSure™, often requires fewer treatments than other technologies, meaning you'll get back to a clear canvas in no time.



Did you know 20% of people regret their tattoo? That’s 1 in 5!

Sometimes, it's hard to tell what the future will bring. No matter how much thought and consideration you put into choosing the right design, it's possible that a tattoo can become something you're more interested in covering up than showing off. There are several reasons why you might want to seek laser tattoo removal:

Style Preferences

Just like everything from fashion, to music, and other cultural trends, your personal style and taste evolves over time. Over the years, what once couldn't have been a more perfect expression of "you" may now be the complete opposite. With laser tattoo removal, you can achieve your favorite style without worrying about how to cover up out-of-place body art.

Career concerns

Maybe you never saw yourself in the corporate world, or you didn't consider the idea of a certain profession until later in life. Don't let your body art hinder your career choices. Laser tattoo removal can erase your ink and widen your options.

Bodily Changes

Pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations and the process of aging can affect how your tattoo looks. Your skin may stretch or loosen as your body changes, and it can warp the appearance of your artwork. Seek laser tattoo removal to eliminate artwork that has degraded in quality.


What is PicoSure™?

PicoSure is he most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. As the world’s first picosecond laser for tattoo removal, PicoSure's ultra-short wavelength pulses target unwanted ink more effectively than ever before.

Rather than simply burning out the ink like some other alternatives, The patented PressureWave™ technology breaks up the ink into tiny, sand-like particles, that are naturally flushed out from the body. This is called a photo-mechanical (rather than a photo-thermal) method causes greater disruption of the target, resulting in fewer treatments and less injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated tattoos can be removed.

After 6 laser Tattoo removal treatments with PicoSure
Image Courtesy of Cynosure
  • FDA-Cleared
  • Requires Fewer Treatments than Q Switch Lasers
  • Works on dark and stubborn colors like blue and green
  • Effective on Previously Treated Tattoos
  • Clears tattoos without injury to surrounding tissue



Is laser tattoo removal safe?


The FDA-cleared PicoSure laser is the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal, resulting in fewer treatments, faster recovery time, and great results.


How many treatments will I need?


While some other lasers can require 15-20 treatments to remove a tattoo, the PicoSure laser can in many cases produce even better results, with as little as half - or even one-third - the number of sessions. The number of treatments needed will vary from guest to guest and your treatment provider will personalize a treatment plan during your free consultation.


What can I expect during a laser tattoo removal session?


Depending on where your tattoo is located, you'll be laying down in a way that's both comfortable for you and easy for our treatment providers to access. The laser will be administered alongside a cooling device to ensure a quick, comfortable session. The smaller the tattoo, the faster the session, though larger areas often only take minutes to complete. Should you feel discomfort during your procedure, let your treatment provider know, and he or she will provide you with a topical numbing cream.


How do I prepare for the treatment?


Prior to your laser tattoo removal session, you should we advise all of our guests to take the following steps to ensure a safe and effective tattoo removal process

  1. Stay out of direct sunlight or tanning beds.
    Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications. SPF 50 or higher sunblock containing zinc oxide should be used to cover the area when exposed to sun.

  2. Refrain from using certain medications that make you more sensitive to light.

  3. Remove all makeup, creams, or oils covering the area to be treated.

  4. Shave the treatment area the day before your treatment.

Tattoos must also be completely healed before starting removal treatments. During the initial consultation, you will be advised of any additional recommendations on how to best prepare for treatment. Our staff of medical and healthcare professionals will carefully review all of the information you need to ensure a comfortable, effective procedure.

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