How Does PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
PicoSure® represents a major technological advancement over outdated Q-switched Nd: YAG laser tattoo removal devices. It is the only device equipped with a picosecond laser, which can effectively remove tattoos, even those containing very dark lines and stubborn blue and green inks. PicoSure® uses powerful laser light pulses to shatter underlying tattoo inks into microscopic particles that the immune system can naturally remove from the body. Unlike other tattoo removal methods, the powerful PicoSure® laser light will not burn or damage your skin.
What to Expect During PicoSure® Laser Treatments
Several sessions will be needed to completely remove your tattoo, depending on its size, color, and age. Schedule a consultation is the best way to determine exactly how many sessions will be needed. Treatments are scheduled four to six weeks apart to give the immune system enough time to remove the ink particles from the body. Some people say that the procedure feels similar to getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter duration. The cooling anesthetic can also be provided to help alleviate discomfort. Patients may experience some temporary whitening of the skin and a sunburn-like sensation but scarring is rare. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment without any downtime.
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What tattoos can be removed?
PicoSure® is the best laser tattoo removal technology available. It can remove notoriously difficult blue and green inks as well as very dark lines. PicoSure® also successfully removes recalcitrant tattoos that have previously undergone laser tattoo removal treatments with other devices. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to learn exactly how PicoSure® laser treatments can help remove your unwanted tattoo.
How many laser treatments are required?
Generally, three to six sessions are required to completely remove a tattoo with PicoSure®. Sessions are spaced six to eight weeks apart so that the body has time to naturally eliminate ink particles and the skin can heal. PicoSure® represents a major advancement over Q-switched lasers, which often require 15-20 treatments to see comparable results.
What does laser tattoo removal cost?
PicoSure® laser tattoo removal procedures deliver outstanding results with fewer treatment sessions. The cost of laser tattoo removal is primarily determined by the number of sessions needed and the type of tattoo. At your pre-treatment consultation, we can estimate how many treatments you will need and the approximate cost.
Are laser treatments painful?
Most people do not find laser tattoo removal treatments painful. Some patients say the procedure is similar to getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter duration. We can provide a topical anesthetic and use a cooling device to make the procedure more comfortable.