PicoSure Tattoo Removal and Skin Resurfacing
Do you suffer with tattoo regret? Are you among the 20-50% who received a tattoo and for one reason or another came to later regret your decision? If you thought it was forever, it doesn’t have to be.
How PicoSure® works
A revolutionary rapid-burst of energy lasting just a trillionth of a second targets tattoo color pigment and leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected. This ultra-short pulse causes a change of pressure and unlike previous generations of tattoo removal, which used more power and generated heat, PicoSure® uses just a fraction of the energy pulse with PressureWave™ technology. The fast change in pressure breaks ink into tiny particles which the lymphatic system can eliminate naturally. As the number of individuals with tattoos has increased, so has the need for improved tattoo removal methods. Tattoo removal methods have evolved from potentially harmful treatments that often had painful and sometimes permanent side effects to less harmful methods with good results. Until the introduction of laser tattoo removal, people had resorted to tattoo removal methods such as acid treatments, surgical excision, and dermabrasion.
What we love about it
PicoSure® acts 4 times faster than previous generations. While individual results vary, we can reduce 15-20 treatments down to just 4 or 5. The wave technology causes less heat damage and therefore less scarring and it actually improves skin texture along the way as it activates the body’s immune system.
Smaller tattoos can take less than a minute to treat.
What to expect
The treatment time depends on the size of the tattoo but an average treatment lasts 10 minutes. For tattoo removal expect 4-5 treatments at intervals of 6-8 weeks. Results endure. Most patients report minimal discomfort during treatment; many report that the removal is similar in sensation to the tattooing process. A topical anesthetic may be administered to ensure comfort.
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Possible side effects
The most common side effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, redness, swelling and itching.
What others are saying
I had my 6th tattoo removal session and success! 2 yrs of treatments at another location didn’t even compare. Lisa Braunreiter