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PicoSure Tattoo Removal In Kailua Kona & Waimea

PicoSure is a revolutionary technology in the world of tattoo removal. As the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, PicoSure works with your body to remove unwanted ink effectively and safely.

How Does PicoSure Work?

PicoSure delivers laser energy that specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the fragmentation of the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue. It works effectively on multi-colored tattoos, including blues and greens, black ink, and even stubborn, previously treated tattoos. PressureWave technology is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of specialized energy to targeted ink particles. These pulses are so rapid they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink apart into tiny dust-like particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system, and eliminated naturally.

What Does the Procedure Feel Like?

Laser tattoo removal with PicoSure has been described as feeling similar to the actual tattooing process. We understand that some patients may feel some discomfort, which is why we offer topical numbing cream, lidocaine injections, and cool air with our Zimmer Chiller to make your experience more comfortable.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed is dependent on variables such as ink characteristics, size of the tattoo, location on the body, and lifestyle habits. Treatments typically occur every 6-8 weeks, and our expert team will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

What is the Downtime?

After the procedure, you may expect a sunburn-like sensation once the numbing effect has worn off. It is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight or the ocean until the area treated is fully healed. Some patients may experience blistering as a side effect.


Overall rating of 168 1st-party reviews



Nala is the absolute best at what she does!! She is so sweet and so educational!! I got a diamond glow facial from her and my skin has never felt better. 10/10 would recommend!


Clive Davies

Friendly check in, the clinical staff were excellent and did a terrific job.


Michelle Mahoney

I had the pleasure of receiving the Skin Vive treatment from PA Tricia, and I couldn't be happier with the results! The treatment is a fantastic complement to a Botox treatment, and it left my skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. Tricia's expertise and gentle approach made the experience even better. Additionally, her MA Shania was incredibly helpful and attentive throughout the process. I highly recommend Tricia and Skin Vive for anyone seeking a refresh for tired looking skin. Five stars all the way!


Linda Richards

Aloha, I rarely leave reviews for anything, but this is an exception. I recently had an appointment with Dr. Monica's Kona office for Lazer Hair Removal. I have had a problem with my facial hair most all my life and just dreaded waking up every morning having to shave since I was 12yo. Now this really wasnt a problem, more of a daily inconvenience. Several years ago, I started my new life and have been in transition MtF. My daily ritual of waking up and staring into the mirror and seeing the return of my former self poking through on my face was as if the mirror was laughing at me. I finally had enough and found Dr. Monica Scheel's office in Kona and booked an appointment. When I arrived, completely with my "nakid" face and some fear, I opened the office door to be greeted by a wonderful staff that made me feel very welcome and addressed my concerns and set me to ease immediately. The staff was thorough and very professional which I appreciated very much. In a short time, a wonderful technician greeted me and escorted me into the treatment room. The room was very clean and had a nice comfortable feeling, again which I appreciated. My technician Brittany explained everything and answered my questions in a matterafact and knowledgeable way. She had a wonderful empathy when I flinched a couple times and really made me feel at ease. My procedure was quick and relatively painless. My check out was wonderful as the staff went through my options for pay and future bookings, I felt no pressure and a true sense of caring from them all. I was given instructions of what to expect the next few days and how to deal with any problems I had. The next day, I woke up and rubbed my face to feel nothing, ONLY the smooth skin of the areas worked on. No stubble, nothing... I couldn't believe it. it was just gone, like magic. I cried it was such an overwhelming experience not to feel/see anything on my face. I just cant describe this feeling in words... Anyway, as a TransFemale, its a true miracle to see the outside reflect what I feel inside, its just unreal. Thank you to everyone at Dr. Monica's office and epically Brittany for my experience and outcome. I am really looking forwards to completing my series of appointment here at this office and HIGHLY recommend to anyone out there thats thinking of having this kind of work done to do so at this office. Truly grateful. Linda


Mayra Martinez

I start having a wonderful experience from the moment I walk in, and am greeted by the front desk staff. I never wait long, but the waiting area is very comfortable and soothing. I love Brittany Heu. She’s extremely kind, AND patiently answers my questions. Have loved my Diamond Glow treatments with her.


steven tanaka

Very nice professional staff who takes care of my needs.


Richard Peters

Tahila was kind and friendly. Explained each step of the way and had great tips for improving my skin care.


Flo Ferreira

Brittany was amazing!!! She did dermaplane and a diamond glow facial on me and I definitely would recommend going to see her!!! She's the best!


Wizard Bear

Very professional and detail oriented dermatology practice. Their follow up from prior visits is excellent as well.


Kapua Kane-Gacayan

Esti Tahila provided an amazing facial experience! Can’t wait to get in again!


Heather Eisen

Dr. Scheel and her team are amazing in the Kona office. So kind, compassionate and caring throughout the whole process. Definitely recommend!


Kaleikaimana Mookini

First ever Diamond glow facial! Loved Tahila! She was very informative and explained the whole way through. I already have my 6 week follow up scheduled with her!


Sharon Sakai

The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient. They asked pertinent questions and addressed my needs. Checkout was quick and friendly. Mahalo!



Nala is amazing. She is friendly and very knowledgeable about skin care.


Jo Vita

Nala was amazing for my first Diamond Glow I liked how she explained which products were being used and how it works on my skin.


Michael Foley

Good meeting Brittney. Methodical & professional…with great people skills. Appreciate it. Many thanks.


Ishael Hills

Got the Radiesse treatment done on my neck to get rid of the crepey skin. Patsy was wonderful and made me feel very comfortable. I am so pleased with the results. Been wanting to get this done for so long and I wish i would’ve done it sooner! Thanks again!


Arianna & Johnette Nava

Absolutely love this place! The treatments I have been receiving are are really making a difference in my skin texture and appearance. All of the staff are vey welcoming and friendly. I always look forward to my appointments.


Bekky Thompson

Stephanie was perfect. Amazing. 11/10. Really took her time to make sure everything was perfectly symmetrical. Totally going back.❤️


G Kellz

Very Awesome & Professional service. Will Definitely be back.


Hooka Hermosa

New to the island, and was so happy to have chosen this clinic. It’s going to remain my spot for the duration of my time here. The clinic is beautiful, and the staff are lovely and professional. Stephanie did a perfect job with my relaxers, and was extremely caring. Im thrilled with the results.


Desiree Tyrrell

Got my 1st microneedling & 3rd PicoTone Face treatment done with Brittany! She’s always so much fun to do treatments with. Great conversation and she always follows up with me to check on how I’m doing! I get the BEST service with her! If you’re thinking about getting rid of those brown spots on your face I highly recommend booking your treatments with Brittany! Book for the month of September and get 20% off Laser Treatments with Brittany!


Lauralie Taubenheim

Very professional and friendly


Aileen Day

Love the Diamond Glow facial!


Jana Mahoney

Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a Diamond Glow Facial with Tahila, and I couldn't wait to share my fantastic experience! From start to finish, it was an absolute delight. Tahila's expertise and professionalism were immediately evident as she guided me through the process. She took the time to explain every step of the Diamond Glow Facial, making me feel at ease and well-informed about the treatment. Her sweet and caring demeanor created a relaxing atmosphere, which greatly enhanced the overall experience. As soon as the facial began, I could sense that I was in the hands of a true skincare expert. Tahila's technique was gentle yet effective, leaving my skin feeling incredibly soft, clean, and rejuvenated. The Diamond Glow Facial exceeded my expectations, and I could visibly see and feel the difference in my skin immediately. What sets Tahila apart is not only her skill but also her passion for what she does. Her knowledge of skincare and willingness to share tips and advice personalized to my skin type were invaluable. It's rare to find someone who is both highly skilled and genuinely caring in their approach, and Tahila embodies both of these qualities. In summary, my Diamond Glow Facial with Tahila was a truly enjoyable experience that left my face feeling revitalized and glowing. I can't thank Tahila enough for her exceptional service and warm hospitality. I wholeheartedly recommend Tahila's services to anyone seeking top-notch skincare treatments and a genuinely pleasant experience. Thank you, Tahila, for making my day and my skin shine brighter! I'll definitely be returning for more of your wonderful treatments in the future.


Shee Can

Exceptional experience with Trisha, PA today! She is skilled, knowledgeable, and friendly. Hands down the most painless experience ever.


Michael Carion

Appointment held right on time! Very professional staff and high end facility. Thank you


DeAnn I.I.

During cosmetic filler procedures, I get dizzy (and have even fainted in the past). I let them know at my first visit that despite my best efforts and desires, these things were somehow just very hard for me. Patsy and her team were the most skilled and caring I have ever encountered and for the first time, I truly had a positive experience!! They took the time necessary and truly know their stuff. Patsy has so much experience and training that it was easy to relax knowing I was in good hands. She prescribed the perfect treatment and was thoroughly engaged in my concerns and wishes. It was awesome to feel like I wasn’t just being rushed or upsold ! I was treated with respect and care and each question was clearly answered . The medical assistant with me was so assuring and tender, while clearly being impeccably trained and able to read everything that was needed to help the procedure move as quickly and smoothly as possible. Top notch professionals- the absolute best ever! ….and I am thrilled with my results! My new favorite place ❤️


budteri turpin

I've had nothing but a wonderful experience at Dr. Monica Scheel dermatology...very professional, kind and caring! Highly recommend


C. Clifford

Great personalized care, great, professional care


Wendi Karam

Patsy was amazing


Pete Murphy

The staff was excellent and I would recommend the institute for good work


Sher Ashley Toribio

Tahila is the best! It was my first treatment at Dr. Monica Scheel's office and Tahila definitely made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I had my first dermaplane and I was little nervous about it, but she answered any questions and concerns I had. My skin and I are very happy with the results and would definitely go back and do more treatments with Tahila


Elisabeth Smith

If I could, I would post 10 stars. These folks have diagnosed atypical melanoma, and several other types of skin cancer for me. My skin issues manifest differently from most fair skin types. And they've gotten them all through due diligence. It takes a staff that gives 100%. I am so grateful! Beth. 🙂


Michelle Jarvis

Too expensive


Elena Cabrera

Very beautiful soothing space. Efficient with your time and accommodating. Reyna the assistant was very friendly and professional!


Marjorie Mrasek

Caring staff each working for the overall well-being of the patient!


Teresa Paulson

Parking convenient, office tranquil,!staff professional and polite. When seen, Dr’s always greet you with a warm friendly smile. They do take the time to hear you out and explain what ever concerns you may have. After your check up, you are sent to the payment desk and remind you of your next visit. Payment process is smooth and easy. Always look forward to my next annual check up !


Sara Ackerman

Tricia is great! Very thorough.


Deseret K

Tricia Achay is an excellent PA-C. Always smiling, friendly and professional, and provides quality care and services.


Shaughna Wate

Professional, Accommodating, and I am happy with the initial results


Patsy Colvin

PA Tricia did my Full Body Skin Exam today and also my cosmetic services. She was very thorough with her examination and set out a treatment program for me. She has such a gentle touch when she does my injections. It’s always a pleasure to go to her.


Desi cabalar

I did my 1st dermaplane and Diamond glow with Tahila @ Dr Monica Scheels office today. My experience was amazing. I could feel the freshness of my skin when the layers were taken off. It felt weightless and clean. Tahila was amazing and professional we had great conversation throughout the whole process. She had great communication skills each step of the way. I recommend it to everyone 10/10. Shout out to the DJ of the day the music was on point it had me relaxed!


Lisa Kemp

Been going here for close to 10 years now and it’s my most favorite doctors to see. Most amazing staff, addressing all your derm concerns, go above and beyond in thoroughly explaining conditions, procedures and your available options of various treatment. They take pride in their patients and keeping them informed in maintaining your skin for your health as well as keeping you confident in its appearance. Cosmetic treatments your are blessed with the best of the best, these are all a group of perfectionist, amazingly skilled woman in everything they do…Ive had Beverly Hills celebrity plastic surgeons comment on how good my sculptra and botox was done, by how natural it looked and how long it lasted, so thank you “Patsy”, for taking such good care of me, that later in life if u ever decide to take time away, i will never know how to answer a doctor when they say what do u want done? I will say, “face time patsy right now”, to ask what I want, lol However, it’s not just myself that’s been so fortunate in being treated by them, my 3 boys and husband have been there as well. My husband had a mole removed and botox for migraines, my middle son throughout puberty had hydrafacials that kept his skin clear, as well as botox for TMJ during his track seasons, then my 14 yr old just started for his hydrafacials and microdermabrasion to keep his skin cleared from those hormonal breakouts that he suffered from so very much until his treatments. Thank you all for loving my family as I do and always the one doctors I look forward in seeing! Lisa Kemp


Molly Morgan

Aesthetician Tahila was professional and knowledgeable. She asked questions and regularly checked with me regarding my comfort.


Sky Elise

It was my first time doing professional teeth whitening and Brittany Heu was amazing. I was worried about pain since I have sensitive teeth and have only been able to use crest white strips for sensitive teeth in the past. Brittany was very helpful in talking me through everything and offered to only do a half session and see how my teeth feel. I was very surprised the next day when my teeth didn’t hurt at all. I finished up my teeth whitening procedure 3 months later and I’m very happy with the results. I took 1 advil before treatment and my teeth feel fine so far. I also like the toothpaste and at home whitening kit. I have very sensitive teeth and I’m so relieved this treatment went great!


Brittany Wilkins

The sweetest staff ever!!! And what girl what! There all gorgeous!!! Walked out feeling like a Million bucks!!! Thank u thank u!


Mary Afifi

Dr. Monica has assembled an amazing team. Stephanie is wonderful! Appointments are always on schedule, never feel rushed and she always provides ample time for consultation and numbing (if requested) prior to treatment in order to ensure a stress & pain free experience. Online booking makes it easy to schedule - I've always been able to get appointments with very short notice. Mahalo!


Ama Martin

Dr. Monica and her staff are so warm and welcoming, and they take such great care of you the second you walk in the door. They are a busy practice but Dr. Monica and her staff take the time to get to know you and understand your needs and goals. After years of struggling with skin issues including acne, I am finally under the care of a compassionate dermatologist and my skin has never looked better.


kealoha curnan medina

Very welcoming environment! From front desk to treatment room, employees so very personable! Please mahalo Brittney for her genuine aloha!


Katrina Alan

Always friendly and efficient staff. Results have been great so far and very natural looking. A doctor's office that consistently runs on time and with a smile. As long as this practice is around I'll never go anywhere else on island.


nancy s

Tabula is a wonderful dermatologist!


Tia Yamanaka

Nala is amazing! She did my dermaplane, Diamond glow and laser hair removal! Shes so knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable the entire time.


Caroline Karson

A++ Professional Team, excellent care and specialized treatments and solutions for your needs! Mahalo nui loa!


Megan M

Brittany gives the best diamond glow facials! My pores have never looked so tiny!


Claudia Kane

Love Tricia and her professionalism and wonderful demeanor. Mahalo


Good Vibes

Always a great experience, professional and lovely staff!


Patricia Achay

RN Stephanie is amazing. She is such an expert with lasers and has been keeping my skin spot free for years. I did a Picosure laser followed by a Potenza RF Microneedling today. Stephanie has expert knowledge paired with a gentle touch and I am sure my results will be stellar!


Sari Starr

Dr Patsy is the best artist!! I trust her implicitly her techniques are natural and she take the time to really understand what her client desires. She’s top notch!


joe morris

Excellent service, great team.


Darlene Freitas

McKenna and dr Colvin did an excellent job at my appointment. Very easy to talk to!! Super fast and painless. A++


Bob De Bauer

All of the people who work there make me feel welcome and important and I always look forward to returning.



PA Tricia is amazing! So talented and a fantastic provider !



Always the most professional experience here! I see PA Patricia for Botox and filler - amazing results! I’ve been to Janelle for a dermaplane facial and I loved it! Today I saw PA Patsy. She totally refreshed my face! I cannot recommend a better office and staff for your medical aesthetics and Injectables.


Unicorn's Forever

I always receive thorough compassionate care Thank you


Sunny FXR

At Refresh, there's always an expert touch, making me look and feel my best.The services are a caliber above the rest, professional and pleasant. Customer service at Dr Monica's is top notch! Patsy is amazing, knows and understands the older woman, and is highly skilled. I get the best results by staying open, and following treatment recommendations. The expert professional knows best. I enjoy the Galas, it's a chance to observe and learn, in the comfort of my home. We are so lucky to have this level of care in Kona! Renee Potter


Desiree Tyrrell

Got my PicoTone Face treatment done with RN Steph and Brittany! They were both great! One week later and I can already see a huge difference! My stubborn brown spots are fading away!!! Can’t wait for my next treatment!


Sandee Winston

Trisha is my favorite!!! ❤️


M. Turner

Terrific, as always. Every time I leave their office, I feel confident and well cared for. I’ve always found the worst part of any visit to a doctor is the fact that some practitioners often don’t listen to their patients or take the time to explain and discuss the treatment plan. This has never been the case at Dr. Scheel’s office. They spend time talking with you and they actually listen to your concerns, paying close consideration to a variety of different factors to work with you and decide a treatment plan that best suits the individual! They are caring and compassionate while maintaining a reassuring professionalism. These women know their stuff and I will continue to trust them with my care. From the front desk to the medical assistant to the PAs and RNs, you’re always in good hands at Dr. Monica Scheel’s!


kyla turpin

I had the best experience with Nala and Brittany. They both made me feel very comfortable throughout my whole appointment and answered all my questions about my skin concerns. They made great recommendations for at home skin care and different treatments available. I will definitely be booking again!


Samantha Winn

I HATE going to the dermatologist, but it's been a fact of my life for so many years. I've been to many dermatologists over the years...some good, some not so good. I'm new to the island and everyone recommended Monica Scheel. I had to wait a year for my initial appointment, but it was well worth it. Dr. Scheel's office is the best...caring, gentle staff; a beautiful atmosphere; and great care. If I have to have it done, I wouldn't go anywhere but here!


Katy Grainger

I have always had great outcomes at Dr. Scheel’s offices with Patsy and several other technicians. I’ve had skin scans for cancer, fillers, laser treatments, facials and relaxers. All have been subtle changes that make me feel refreshed. They always listen to my needs. My skin glows and looks much younger than my actual age. So grateful they are here on-island!


Haley Bell

Stephanie and support staff were all incredibly welcoming, educational and comforting throughout the entire process. From consultation to the execution of the procedure to the aftercare instructions, they were professional and accommodating of all my questions and concerns. I left feeling more confident, excited for my skin care journey and will 100% continue to seek all dermatology needs from this practice. Gold star.



I had a wonderful experience getting Botox today with Dr. Monica Scheel & her staff. They took their time to listen, address & create a plan to improve my other cosmetic concerns as well. Thank you so much for your time ladies!


connie kline

I love going here. The staff is so pleasant and helpful. Plus the treatments are great.


Kili Bairos

Great experience. I'm so excited to start my laser hair removal process. Brittany did a great job explaining the process and what to expect during the treatment. 1st treatment down and looking forward to the nexr...I have done this years ago!


Heather Davidson

I came in looking for Botox, and left with a better understanding of skin care. Mahalo to all...I'm grateful


Veronica Nederhouser

Nala is a godsend! I trust her implicitly and always have the best time when I see her. My skin has never looked better!


K Nally

Warm, friendly atmosphere and staff. Dr. Monica is awesome!


Rosanna Juncos

As usual, Stephanie was informative, kind, friendly and helpful.


strangest days

Terrific, as always. Every time I leave their office, I feel confident and well cared for. I’ve always found the worst part of any visit to a doctor is the fact that some practitioners often don’t listen to their patients or take the time to explain and discuss the treatment plan. This has never been the case at Dr. Scheel’s office. They spend time talking with you and they actually listen to your concerns, paying close consideration to a variety of different factors to work with you and decide a treatment plan that best suits the individual! They are caring and compassionate while maintaining a reassuring professionalism. These women know their stuff and I will continue to trust them with my care. From the front desk to the medical assistant to the PAs and RNs, you’re always in good hands at Dr. Monica Scheel’s!


Stephanie Salomonsen

Wonderful experience. Everyone was very helpful and willing to help. I loved that I did not feel rushed and all my questions and concerns were answered. Stephanie and Sandra were very kind and helping to calm me my nerves. I felt very comfortable and in excellent care


RIchard Jeffery

Thorough and professional. Feeling of being cared for by knowledgeable professionals. Friendly. On time. Efficient.


Alisa Pechenyuk

Went to get micro needling done with the beautiful Nala. She was so kind and made me feel great every step of the way! She’s amazing!


DeLisa Weyhrich

Nala gave me an amazing micro needling treatment. He went over other treatment options and skin care. I am very happy with the service I will received today.


Lokelani Dahl

Friendly service, skilled technicians and a beautiful office. Can’t wait for my next visit! Had the Diamond Glow Facial today.


Cheyanne MacMullen

Steph and Nala are absolutely amazing!!! So personable and really knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.


Lihau Kaluhiokalani

I love it! The ladies are so nice and they put you on with the best things! If u want something good and simple I would recommend a diamond glow!!



Great friendly service, felt super comfortable ‼️


Christine Kim

Always love going to see Nala. She is so knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual. She always takes extra time to explain and answer all my questions and concerns. I will definitely be going back in the future.


Misti Madden

The staff is always professional & provides quality service. The esthetician was very knowledgeable & informative. My husband and I appreciated her honestly regarding what products and treatments would be beneficial based on our individual needs versus just trying to make a sale. She was very attentive and thorough in her approach. So grateful for having a safe place to address our medical/cosmetic needs.


Linda OConnell

Wonderful experience from when I first walked in the door until I exited. Receptionist staff was very pleasant and quick to acknowledge me. The assistant to PA patsy was very thorough in explaining the procedure (Botox). PA patsy also gave really sound suggestions and advice as to what procedures would be most advantageous to my wants. She listened to what I had to say. I felt very calm and relaxed and I’m looking forward to my future visits. Even the final step of paying and scheduling was very pleasant. Some businesses could really learn from the staff here. Dr Scheel should be really proud of her employees. Recommend them highly.


Ruby Rozell

The office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and wonderful. It was my first time getting relaxers and they made the experience easy and enjoyable


Sara Kobayashi

Dr. Monica and Natasha are fantastic! Best place to come for all my beauty needs!



I love the great vibe of this office! I always feel well taken care of, and pleased with my treatment. Today I saw Stephanie, RN. She assessed my skin needs and my concerns, and gave me some very exciting options. Sold! I love that she gave me a detailed description of laser modalities, and helped me understand what would help my skin get the best results. I opted for PICO, as suggested. Very, very happy that Stephanie made time for me, with education, risks/benefits, questions, and some clinical and professional chit chat! The treatment itself was a breeze. Thank you to the front desk and the back desk ladies too!! You are all lovely and awesome 🙂


Robert Brown

Highly professional on all levels!


Sandy Okamura

I’ve seen Casey. She explained everything to me on what I was there for. She was so patient and very careful taking care of me during my visit. I can’t wait the see her again and tell my friends about Monica Scheel’s staff. Casey is my beauty angel!!!!


Gary Painter

Always pleasant. Always competent.


Tory Berg

Lovely staff very helpful


James Dale

Casey is awesome and staff is great


Dalyn Quilausing

Very friendly and relaxing. Just what my face needed before my wedding day


Ali'i Adventures

Nana and Amanda are fantastic. Great treatment results and wonderful customer service. I highly recommend!!


Elizabeth Bailey

I’m about halfway through my Brazilian laser experience and let me tell you, I’m in LOVE and wish I did this sooner. This treatment is seriously so quick and the pain is minimal and only lasts five minutes. Trust me, you can handle anything for five minutes haha. If you are hesitating about laser hair removal, don’t wait, just go for it because you’ll wish you did it sooner! Thank you Nala for making these appointments so easy! She is so friendly and nice and not to mention so pretty lol!


phillip ward

Always helpful and genuinely seem like they like there job and like helping people


Debby JohnsonAbarta

Love love love her and all the girls! Very skilled and great with suggestions on needed treatments/ recommend to every one


Wayne Yamauchi

Great patient experience…


Roger Hudlow

Dr Monica is very knowledgeable and helps identify problems and offer solutions that work. If it needs to go to the next level she'll recommend a referral to a specialist. Always caring and understanding. Her girls that assist her are incredible, very professional and personable always with your needs coming first. We have been helped by Dr Monica in so many ways, thank you.


JB Pottery

Appointment on time. Very efficient and present.


Lisa Wan

Very professional and lovely treatment of patients/clients.


Sarah Taylor-Balanga

Love, love Nala she does such an amazing job ❤️



I love the great vibe of this office! I always feel well taken care of, and pleased with my treatment. Today I saw Stephanie, RN. She assessed my skin needs and my concerns, and gave me some very exciting options. Sold! I love that she gave me a detailed description of laser modalities, and helped me understand what would help my skin get the best results. I opted for PICO, as suggested. Very, very happy that Stephanie made time for me, with education, risks/benefits, questions, and some clinical and professional chit chat! The treatment itself was a breeze. Thank you to the front desk and the back desk ladies too!! You are all lovely and awesome 🙂


Tracy L Singh, RN, JD

Casey is the BEST!! Mahalo for a great experience, as always:)


Tara Kirn

Nala always does an amazing job! I’m a mom of 3 and it’s hard for me to make time for anything for myself. But when I do, I get a DiamondGlow and my skin always looks and feels fabulous after!


Mike and April Foley

The staff here are very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. They take their time to answer questions and provide all of the information you need.


Matt Hartley

Really professional and painless


Carol Hudson

Casey ESTI is the best in her field! She is knowledgeable, has great technique. She is a jewel!


Alycia Noriega

Always a wonderful experience! Casey is a gem, very helpful and informative with any questions I had.



John 7:38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” -Jesus


Tom MacKay

Great care. Very thorough. Highly recommend.


Tia Yamanaka

Brittany did an amazing job on my Dermaplane & Diamond Glow. My skin feels so good and refreshed. She helped extract my clogged pores, which I appreciate so much. I will be back!


Carol Newton

Great PA Patricia Achay. Very knowledgeable and thorough. I am glad I was refered to your office. See you in July. Also all other assistant's and front desk are ROCK STARS.


Bonnie Mann

Wonderful experience! Loved the diamond facial and everything about how I looked afterwards. My skin truly was glowing and fresh as can be. This might just be something I start to do on a regular basis!


Rene Penrose

I love my facial. I see such a big difference. I'll be back. Mahalo so so much


Alya Thompson

Super nice staff and very informative!


C. Clifford

Great personalized professional care


Justin Marshall

Always a pleasure coming here. All the happy faces and beautiful smiles make for a great atmosphere. Patricia is always so thorough and informative, and Casey is always so great as well. Thank you so much to the entire team.


sandra Huang

Jenelle did an amazing job at my treatment!


Wally Gallup

Dr Ashley is a breath of fresh air, personable, efficient and extremely competent and no pain in doing a biopsy and burning a lump off my ankle…great support team too…


Lisa Dennis

Nala and Casey were awesome to me and my daughter. We had never had a diamond Glow facial. Nala was so helpful and knowledgeable about how to care for my skin and to prevent issues . My daughter said Casey helped her to understand the basics of taking care of her face and what type of products to use and avoid for her skin type . Thanks . Wish we lived here so we could back soon!


Juanita Marshall

Amanda and Catalina are so awesome and professional… I got to see my favorite provider PA Tricia and her sweet MA Shanaia.


Colleen OSullivan

I was in great hands with Patsy and Janelle today. My thanks to you both!


KaYu Hawaii

Love how professional, competent and kind they are.


Robyn Cobile

Nala’s amazing! She’s friendly, very knowledgeable and efficient. I had the Potenza RF Microneedling treatment done with her a few days ago. From start to finish she made sure I understood the treatment, precautions and post op care instructions. She also recommended the Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar to use post treatment, this product is amazing!!! I have barely any post procedure redness and it’s definitely speeding up my recovery time. Highly recommend this product along with this treatment!



Dr Monica did great work. Joyce in payments was also very helpful.


Lisa Heaviside

I have been seeing Dr. Scheel for several years. She is the best!


Lori Sceales

The only place I ever go for a skin check. Very professional and extremely thorough. I’ve had a lot of sun exposure over the course of my life, so really appreciate the peace of mind I get from knowing that the staff at Dr Monica’s is so knowledgeable and experienced. I trust them, completely.


Carol Wilson

Janelle is the best


olivia Hess

SO KIND AND HELPFUL! I came in not knowing what exactly my face needed, and they took the time to analyze and recommend me the best option, and I have truly seen so much difference in my post acne red marks!


Megan M

I got the best diamondglow facial I’ve ever had here today. Brittany was great and was running a special, she went above and beyond to clear out my pores. I am as they say “a happy camper”


Piialoha Grace

Stephanie Ayau is amazing. She works on my whole family and we feel comfortable with her. Mahalo nui for the warm aloha spirit and for making us feel relaxed.


Nan Rhodes

Great experience. Service was punctual and informative.


Barbara Vanderen

Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been receiving procedures here for about 5 years and Tricia is amazing!


marcus demoray

I really appreciate all of wonderful and professional staff at Dr. Monica Scheel’s as well as their beautiful office. I see Nurse Stephanie and she is absolutely fantastic. I am very pleased with all the services I’ve received and will continue to recommend them to everyone.


Ben Watts

Great service!! Dr Monica and staff are awesome


Aman Lyn

Stephanie is always wonderful. The office has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Self imposed torture with needles but they make the experience the best it can be.


Denise Wright

Very happy with my results and the staff was excellent and very knowledgeable


Kaui Pasa

Casey was absolutely AMAZING and is so sweet! My first dermaplane and diamond glow facial, she was informative every step of the way and the whole experience was soothing and relaxing, can’t wait for my next appointment with her!


Vandy Martin

An amazing experience with incredibly knowledgeable staff


Chrys Yamasaki

Knowledgeable and professional staff. Loved it.


Julie Rahmer

As always, amazing service from amazing staff!


Laurie Connable

I’m very pleased with the care I receive at Dr. Scheel’s. Excellence In all ways including a warm and friendly staff.


Joseph Bertaina

Casey was recommended. So glad I took the advice. Easy to give Casey a review. She’s easily 5 stars.


Hilke Bohannan

I have pretty sensitive teeth, so I was a bit nervous to get the whitening. Britney was great, she put me at ease, asked lots of questions and went over everything thoroughly. The room was spacious, clean, and bright and I was comfortable during the procedure, which lasted about an hour and a half. The best part, of course, is I feel so much better with whiter teeth!


Veronica Fruehauf

I met with Stephanie for a consultation about the best procedure to lighten some beginning facial dark spots and decrease some wrinkles. She recommended a very affordable PicoSure procedure that she felt would meet my needs. Stephanie was very professional and knowledgeable. I’m scheduled for the procedure in less than a week at a very convenient time. Am looking forward to it!


Annette Loo

All of my appointments at Dr. Monica Scheel with Esthetician Casey Gavoni has been AMAZING! Casey is very kind, friendly, easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable during each visit. She answers all my questions, explains things before she starts and makes recommendations upon request. One of my favorite services with Casey is the diamond glow. I leave my appointments feeling happy and very satisfied with the way my skin looks and feels. Mahalo to Casey and everyone at Dr. Monica Scheel’s.


Brandi Planck

Joyce is awesome! She scheduled my appt after talking with me about what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I was a bit nervous not really understanding what all the different services are. She said, “You will Love this,” and set up my appt. Nala performed a dermaplane with a diamond glow facial on me. She was amazing! Explained what she was doing and why it was good for my skin and pores. I really appreciate the education/knowledge behind the service. My face felt so good! So clean and hydrated! Would TOTALLY recommend this place, and look forward to other services in the future!! Thanks ladies for my wonderful experience!!


Pamela Hicks

Staff was friendly and professional, the office was beautiful and bright. No waiting, daw the doctor at the scheduled time. Highly recommend.


Tina Clothier

I always feel so well taken care of when I have an appointment with Dr. Scheel Dermatology. The staff is always friendly and make me feel like a valued patient. Dr. Scheel answers all of my questions and offers great guidance not only about skin my health, but how it effects my overall health and wellness. I highly recommend Dr. Scheel and her staff.


Erik - Eve Tremain

Stephanie was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful for making the best decisions for skin. Great experience!


Russell Atkinson

I had a full skin check by competent and courteous staff. They explained the procedures well. The office staff were also easy to work with.


Christina Visconti

Stephanie was wonderful! I had never had ILP before and she did such a great job of making me feel comfortable and explaining the procedure to me. You are truly blessed to have her as an employee..


Rebecca Swan

Joyce was amazing . She set me up with all the rewards explained the service . She is such a joy


Kathy Cooley

The ladies were awesome made me feel very comfortable and were thorough and explained what they were doing!! Love the attention to detail that is provided!


Cathy Tanaka

Not only do I feel 5 years younger, I feel 5 lbs lighter! I’ve been noticing some sagging around my jawline. Dr Scheel treated my jawline today will juvederm volux and it has taken YEARS off my face. Dr Scheel made the process quick and pretty painless. The change is so subtle which I absolutely love!!! Overall, it makes my face younger but slimmer/tighter too. I couldn’t be happier with my new jawline! Also the staff are so caring, friendly and supportive!!


Catherine Fucci di Napoli

Knowledgeable, kind and skilled! Love..


Lacey Vincent

Just finished my second session of micro-needling a few days ago with Nala at their Kailua- Kona office. Everyone at their office is friendly & helpful. Nala was amazing! She took a before & after picture, explained everything she was doing/going to do & made me feel so safe & comfortable! I’ll be going back in six weeks for my third session with Nala! So excited!!


Ashley Sukanen

I’m so happy I made the decision to go to Dr. Monica Scheel’s office. The staff are friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the checkout. I met with Patricia and her assistant who did my Botox injections. They listened to my concerns and suggested treatment options. Patricia was very experienced it’s comforting to be in the hands of someone who is knowledgeable. I was confident she knew exactly what she was doing. Thank you so much! I will be back.


Ashley Radziwon

My first Diamond Glow and it felt great. Nala was my ESTI and she is amazing! She talked with me and helped me figure out a helpful skincare routine. Can’t wait for my next one


Can PicoSure remove all tattoo colors?

Yes, PicoSure is particularly effective at removing a wide range of tattoo colors, including difficult blues and greens, as well as black ink.

What should I do before and after the treatment?

Before the treatment, we advise you to avoid sun exposure and to keep the area clean. After the treatment, it’s important to follow our detailed post-care instructions, which include keeping the area clean, avoiding sunlight and the ocean, and using recommended products for optimal healing.

Are there any contraindications or people who cannot use this service?

Yes, certain conditions may make PicoSure less suitable. This includes pregnancy, certain skin conditions, and certain medications. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history to ensure PicoSure is a safe and effective option for you.

How long does each treatment session take?

The length of each session depends on the size and location of the tattoo, but generally, treatments can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

How painful is PicoSure tattoo removal?

PicoSure tattoo removal has been compared to the feeling of getting a tattoo, but everyone’s pain tolerance is different. We offer several options for pain management during the procedure, including a topical numbing cream and lidocaine injections.

What are the risks or side effects of PicoSure tattoo removal?

Common side effects include a sunburn-like sensation, redness, and swelling in the treated area. These are temporary and typically subside within a week. More serious but less common side effects include infection and scarring. We’ll provide a comprehensive list of potential side effects and how to prevent them during your consultation.

Can PicoSure completely remove my tattoo?

While PicoSure is one of the most effective tattoo removal systems available, the results can vary from person to person. Factors like the type and color of the ink, depth of the ink in your skin, and your body’s ability to eliminate the ink particles can all affect how completely the tattoo can be removed.

Will I see results after one session?

You’ll likely see some lightening after one session, but multiple sessions are typically needed to achieve optimal results. This is because each session targets a layer of the tattoo’s ink, and tattoos usually have multiple layers of ink.

How long should I wait between PicoSure treatments?

Treatments are typically spaced 6-8 weeks apart. This gives your body enough time to eliminate the broken-down ink particles and heal before the next treatment.

How should I care for the treated area after a PicoSure session?

After your PicoSure treatment, it’s important to keep the area clean and moisturized with an approved ointment. Avoid picking at any scabs or blisters that form, as this can lead to scarring. Also, protect the area from sun exposure to prevent pigment changes in your skin.

Are there any specific activities or substances I should avoid after a PicoSure session?

You should avoid swimming in the ocean or a pool until the treated area is fully healed to prevent infection. Avoid direct sun exposure, and if you do go out in the sun, use a strong sunscreen on the treated area. Also, avoid applying makeup or other cosmetic products to the treated area until it is fully healed.

Is PicoSure tattoo removal safe for all skin types?

PicoSure is safe for most skin types, but during your consultation, we will assess your skin type and medical history to ensure PicoSure is the right treatment for you.

What happens if I miss a treatment session?

If you miss a treatment session, it’s best to reschedule as soon as possible. Delaying treatments can slow the overall progress of the tattoo removal.

Does PicoSure tattoo removal leave scars?

While PicoSure tattoo removal is designed to minimize the risk of scarring, some people may still experience scarring, especially if they have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring. Following our post-treatment care instructions can help reduce the risk of scarring.

PicoSure vs Other Tattoo Removal Methods

When it comes to tattoo removal, it’s important to understand that not all methods are created equal. While traditional tattoo removal techniques have been around for some time, PicoSure represents a significant advancement in the field.


PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser for tattoo removal. Using PressureWave technology, PicoSure delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to the skin, effectively shattering tattoo ink into minuscule particles that are then eliminated by the body.

Advantages of PicoSure:

  • Efficiency: PicoSure can often remove tattoos in fewer sessions than other methods due to its unique technology.
  • Range of Colors: PicoSure effectively removes a broad range of tattoo ink colors, including blues and greens which are typically harder to remove.
  • Less Discomfort: PicoSure relies on pressure changes rather than heat, potentially causing less discomfort during treatment.
  • Reduced Risk of Scarring: PicoSure’s non-thermal technology lowers the risk of scarring and skin damage compared to traditional laser tattoo removal methods.

Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal

Traditional laser tattoo removal uses Q-switched lasers that emit heat into the skin to break down tattoo ink.

Disadvantages of Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal:

  • More Treatments Required: Traditional laser removal generally requires more sessions compared to PicoSure.
  • Difficulty Removing Certain Colors: Traditional lasers may have difficulty removing certain tattoo colors, such as blues and greens.
  • Potential for More Discomfort: Traditional lasers rely on heat, which can cause more discomfort during treatment.
  • Higher Risk of Scarring: The heat generated by traditional lasers can increase the risk of scarring and skin damage.

Alternative Methods

Alternative methods such as dermabrasion, salabrasion, and tattoo removal creams are also available but are generally less effective and can carry more risk. Dermabrasion involves sanding down the skin, which can be painful and carries a high risk of scarring. Salabrasion, which uses salt to rub away layers of skin, also carries a high risk of scarring and infection. Tattoo removal creams claim to fade tattoos over time, but the results are often minimal and the chemicals used can cause skin irritation. In comparison, PicoSure is a safer and more effective solution for tattoo removal. Its innovative technology targets the tattoo ink directly, resulting in efficient and comprehensive removal with reduced risk of side effects.

We look forward to helping you achieve your tattoo removal goals with PicoSure.

Pricing Information

While the cost of PicoSure Tattoo Removal can vary depending on the size, color, and location of the tattoo, our pricing typically ranges from $200-$600. Please contact us for a more detailed quote.

Post-Care Instructions

After your PicoSure Tattoo Removal treatment, it is important to take certain steps to ensure optimal healing.

Contact and Booking:

Above Costco
73-5618 Maiau Street
Suite A204
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

TEL: (808) 329-1146
FAX: (808) 329-1120
Email: frontoffice@drmonicascheel.com

Other Services

We offer a range of services that complement our PicoSure Tattoo Removal treatments, check out our other laser treatment services.