Tattoo Removal Specialist

Randall Juleff, MD, FACS -  - Cardiovascular Surgeon

Vein Clinics of Hawaii

Randall Juleff, MD, FACS

Cardiovascular Surgeon & Phlebologist located in Wailuku, HI & Lihue, HI

If you have a tattoo that no longer speaks to your style, doesn’t work with your life, or you simply don’t want anymore, contact Veins Clinics of Hawaii for tattoo removal. At Veins Clinics of Hawaii, with locations in Wailuku, Honolulu, Lihue, and Kamuela, Hawaii, Randall Juleff, MD, FACS, offers tattoo removal using PicoSure®. The PicoSure laser removes your tattoo without heat or tissue damage. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How do you remove tattoos?

At Veins Clinics of Hawaii, Dr. Juleff removes tattoos using PicoSure®, a laser tattoo removal tool by Cynosure®, a leader in aesthetics.

With the PicoSure laser, Dr. Juleff can erase:

  • Previously treated tattoos
  • Difficult to treat black ink tattoos
  • Blue, green, and multi-colored tattoos

The PicoSure aesthetic laser is revolutionary because it works not with heat, but with pure energy. This means that it doesn’t burn, melt, or damage your skin tissue in any way.

How does PicoSure tattoo removal work?

To remove your tattoo with the PicoSure laser, Dr. Juleff points it at the target area, where it delivers ultra-short pulses of energy within just trillionths of a second.

At this speed, when the energy touches your tattoo, it acts as a pressure wave and instantaneously shatters the ink into tiny particles. Your lymphatic system then absorbs these particles and naturally expels them over time.

During your treatment, you feel pressure similar to the pressure you feel during a tattooing session. You may also experience some discomfort.

If you’re concerned about pain, talk to Dr. Juleff before starting treatment. He can take measures to make you more comfortable.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment for an average-sized tattoo takes about 10 minutes. In order to fully remove your tattoo, you’ll likely need to attend more than one session. Dr. Juleff determines how many sessions are best for you based on:

  • Tattoo size
  • Tattoo location
  • Ink characteristics
  • Lifestyle choices

It takes the lymphatic system six to eight weeks to eliminate waste. Accordingly, Dr. Juleff schedules consecutive sessions for every six to eight weeks, giving your system time to clear your body of shattered ink particles before making more.

Is PicoSure tattoo removal right for me?

PicoSure tattoo removal may be a great choice for you if you:

  • Want to avoid burning your skin
  • Don’t want to experience the pain of traditional tattoo removal
  • Want to harness your body’s natural healing process

PicoSure tattoo removal also offers you improved recovery times.

If you’re ready to remove that unwanted tattoo, contact Dr. Juleff at Veins Clinics of Hawaii to schedule an appointment for treatment at any of the clinic locations, online.