Laser Tattoo Removal

PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

Is a regrettable tattoo holding you back from the job of your dreams? Is a tattoo regret keeping you from sporting your favorite summer style? If you’ve felt held back in the workplace by your tattoos or your embarrassing or unwanted tattoo is keeping you covered up this summer, Flagstaff Functional Medicine can help.

We will happily remove any regretful ink at our Flagstaff location and give you the confidence to show off your fresh new look using PicoSure®, advanced technology for laser tattoo removal, offering faster clearance in fewer treatments.

PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser for the effective removal of tattoos. PicoSure erases unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments, faster recovery time, and greater results are now achievable with PicoSure.


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Diana Pennington
Diana Pennington
21:03 03 Jan 20
I have lived in Flagstaff for 20 years and have had various doctors over that time period for various things. I never felt like anyone ever really listened to me until I saw Dr. Claxton. She listens and she cares about YOU as her patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Claxton to anyone for any reason. She's also just pleasant to be around and to talk to. Finally someone is going to try and fully understand my ailments and try to help me! Thank you Dr. more
Stacey H
Stacey H
23:44 26 Apr 19
A huge thank you to Beth Claxton for the amazing tattoo removal! Something I`ve had most of my life that I have disliked and hidden from the world. Words can't express my thanks! If you have a tattoo you want gone, this is the place to go. Amazing work , and she offers so much more than just tattoo removal in her practice, please give her a more
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WATCH: PicoSure Laser

Learn how the PicoSure laser works to remove tattoo ink without harming the surrounding skin.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require. Most insurance companies will not cover laser tattoo removal since it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. After your consultation, your practitioner will provide you a price estimate for the treatment series.

Single Treatments
2" x 3.5" - $200
3" x 5" - $375
3.5" x 8.5" - $450
3-Pack Treatments
2" x 3.5" - $800 (save $100)
3" x 5" - $1,000 (save $125)
3.5" x 8.5" - $1,150 (save $200)

For more information about tattoo removal, including number of treatments, refer to our FAQ section.

FAQs About Laser Tattoo Removal

Below you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions about laser tattoo removal. If you still have a question that isn’t answered here, we’d love to speak with you more during a consultation. Please call our office at 928.714.7600 to schedule!

How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?

How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?
Laser energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are eliminated through the body’s natural processes resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?
The number of laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, location on the body, type of laser used, lifestyle habits, etc. During your consultation, a practitioner will evaluate your tattoo and recommend a realistic treatment regime to help you achieve the best results.

How often will I need treatments?

How often will I need treatments?
While it typically takes 4-8 weeks for the body to absorb the ink particles, every patient and tattoo responds differently. Following the recommended post treatment protocol will likely improve the results and reduce the chance of small adverse events.

How will my skin look after the laser treatment?

How will my skin look after the laser treatment?

The ideal clinical endpoint for the tattoo treatment is an immediate slight whitening or “frosting” of the skin, however that will subside immediately after the treatment is complete. Other observable effects include mild swelling and redness. Your practitioner will direct you on how best to keep the area moist.

My tattoo was treated with a laser in the past and didn't clear. Why would I try again now?

My tattoo was treated with a laser in the past and didn’t clear. Why would I try again now?

Until the launch of PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-Switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure, ultra-short pulses hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. PicoSure has been proven success in treating even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, stubborn tattoos that were not successfully cleared in the past.

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?
Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. Your practitioner may have you wait six weeks between your last treatment and when you have the new tattoo completed.