Were you a rebellious teen who just had to get a tribal print tattoo to annoy your parents? If you have grown up and regret getting a tattoo, you are not alone. Nearly 20 percent of people have unwanted ink. Eliminating your unwanted tattoos is easy with PicoSure’s advanced laser technology. PicoSure can remove very dark lines, multicolored inks and recalcitrant tattoos that have previously undergone laser treatments. PicoSure laser tattoo removal is fast and effective, with many patients experiencing nearly 100 percent clearance after only three sessions.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
PicoSure is the only device on the market equipped with a picosecond laser. Using advanced PressureWave technology, PicoSure laser light bursts shatter underlying tattoo inks into microscopic particles that
the body can easily eliminate through the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Other tattoo removal
systems use outdated nanosecond lasers that use heat energy to melt the pigment. As a result,
the extreme heat can also burn your skin. PicoSure is FDA-approved to treat all skin types and
will not cause permanent damage.
What to Expect When Removing Tattoos with PicoSure
PicoSure represents a major advancement over Q-switched Nd: YAG devices for laser tattoo
removal. The tattoo’s size and color will primarily determine how many sessions will be needed to
remove it. It is recommended that you wait four to six weeks between each session so the pigment
has time to be expelled from the body. Laser tattoo removal is relatively comfortable, with most
patients saying that the procedure is less painful than getting a tattoo. Patients may experience some
minor side effects including a temporary sunburn-like sensation, but scarring is rare. Patients can resume
their normal activities immediately following treatment without any downtime.