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 process, 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 down the 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 PicoSure® laser tattoo removal, people had resorted to tattoo removal methods such as acid treatments, surgical excision, and dermabrasion.