Picosure® (Skin Rejuvenation) The PicoSure or “picosecond” laser uses a series of shockwaves to target embedded ink particles (tattoo pigments). Photoacoustic waves assist in targeting the pigments to remove all inserted colors. This laser is designed to operate at a rate of one trillionth of a second (picosecond). Modern tattoos encompass a multitude of colors and require a concentrated laser to remove. If not, the results are substandard and don’t offer the requisite quality patients are after. A regular nanosecond pulsed laser affords minimal value and doesn’t deliver the shock wave effect of PicSure technology. A PicoSure laser is simpler, faster, and more efficient for tattoo removal procedures. It’s less inflammatory or thermal in comparison to other lasers while being certified to provide world-class results in four-six sessions. Reasons To Trust PicoSure Lasers Nanosecond lasers cannot effectively remove various colors of ink such as yellow, purple, orange, blue, and green. Therefore, patients are asked to come in for 8-16 sessions before results are seen. These lasers are thermal and promote a heat-inducing effect that’s less productive with yellow colors. PicoSure lasers do not create such issues and are well regarded for offering consistent, high-quality results for all ink colors. The Procedure How does the procedure work once a patient has decided PicoSure technology is the way to go? A trained specialist will administer a comprehensive examination of the skin and deeper layers of tissue to assess physical integrity. The tattoo’s size, ink color(s), and durability are analyzed to determine an appropriate personalized treatment program using a PicoSure laser. All details are discussed during the consultation. These details include how the tattoo will be removed, how the PicoSure laser operates, and how many treatments are required (four in most cases). The specialist will also discuss the PicoSure laser’s settings and what will be used for a patient’s particular variables. Timeline for Results The PicoSure laser and its ultra-short wavelengths induce immediate change in the tattoo pigments. These pigments deteriorate into minute particles before dispersing. The body eliminates these grains in less than six weeks with the assistance of its immune system. The treatment is carried out over the course of 3-6 treatments (5-15 minutes each). All procedures are completed with the assistance of topical numbing agents. The specialist will discuss these details during the consultation and at the beginning of each session to ensure a soothing experience is offered. Ideal Candidate for PicoSure Tattoo Removal Patients with an unwanted or unappealing tattoo wishing to remove all or part of their tattoo are ideal candidates. A patient’s pigmentation does not matter when it comes to the use of this laser and how it functions. For those with darker skin, the PicoSure laser is safer and well tested to produce effective results. For any laser-resistant tattoo pigments, the specialist will adapt and use the laser’s distinctive settings to remove them. Candidates who might require an intensive or highly personalized treatment include those with metabolic conditions such as lupus or diabetes. The same applies to candidates with healing wounds. Post-Removal The specialist will complete the session in 5-10 minutes using PicoSure technology. Once the procedure is complete, a small frosting will appear on the skin’s surface. This frosting can be a mild red and take 24-48 hours to dissipate. Post-removal, the patient will have a topical ointment placed on the target area to counteract rubbing. Each session will manage to eliminate 15-25% of the tattoo depending on the patient’s skin and tattoo. For more information on the cost and various other details, please call in and speak with a representative to book your consultation now. PicoSure is the number one tattoo-removing laser in the world and the right option for your needs.