Laser Tattoo Removal (Picosure)
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PICOSURE TATTOO REMOVAL
WHAT IS PICOSURE?
PicoSure is the latest advancement in laser technology for safe and effective tattoo removal. Remove tattoos faster with greater efficacy than ever before with the first and only picosecond laser!
HOW DOES THE PICOSURE COMPARE TO THE OLDER TATTOO REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY?
PicoSure uses the latest technology to remove ink colors and brown spots by delivering ultra-
short picosecond pulses of energy into the skin. The pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave™, that targets ink and brown spots while avoiding unmarked tissue. Unlike traditional Q-switched lasers which break pigment into pebble-like granules, PressureWave shatters the ink and brown spots into tiny dust-like particles which are more easily eliminated by the body. This results in clearer skin in fewer treatments with improved recovery.
WHAT TYPE OF TATTOOS CAN BE REMOVED WITH PICOSURE?
PicoSure can be used to remove a variety of tattoo colors and types. Difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, and previously treated tattoos can effectively be removed with PicoSure.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL TATTOO REMOVAL REQUIRE?
With PicoSure, you will see greater results in fewer treatments. During the free 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?
Typically it takes about 6 weeks for the body to start breaking down the ink and even though the tattoo may appear healed, it is not. Getting treated sooner than that will not remove the tattoo any quicker and can also put you at risk for scarring.
WILL I SEE RESULTS AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT?
Every patient and tattoo responds differently. Some patients see improved clearance after the first treatment, while others may take a few treatments to see results. Following the recommended post treatment protocol will likely improve the results and reduce the chance of adverse events.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS AFTER TREATMENT?
We recommend that patients limit their physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to avoid irritation or harm to the treated area. After that, patients can go about their days normally, however sun exposure should be limited until the treatment area is completely healed.
CAN I HAVE ONLY A PORTION OF MY TATTOO REMOVED?
Yes, PicoSure delivers energy so precisely that even the smallest areas of a tattoo can be removed without affecting the surrounding tattoo.
I HAVE PERMANENT MAKE-UP. CAN YOU REMOVE IT?
We do not recommend treating permanent make-up as there are several risks associated with it. Some cosmetic inks have metallic bases and tend to turn black when treated with the laser. Once this darkening occurs, it takes much longer to remove.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY COMPLICATIONS FROM TATTOO REMOVAL WITH PICOSURE?
There have been no adverse events reported from PicoSure treatments. It is important to take care of your tattoo and be compliant with aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner to avoid any unexpected issues.
DOES TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?
This procedure is slightly more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Most treatments take between 25-60 seconds. If needed, patients can request numbing cream to apply 30 minutes before the treatment.