What PicoWay does?
What makes tattoos so difficult to remove?
• Depth: Ink is injected into the dermis, below the skin, where it’s harder to remove.
• Ink Particle Size: The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles making them easier for the body to carry away, but sometimes the remaining ink particles are still too large, even after multiple laser treatments.
• Color: While blues and blacks are easy to treat, other colors such as reds and yellows can be difficult to remove.
• Skin Tone: With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles.
Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.
What PicoWay tattoo removal does?
The PicoWay laser light is targeted at colors matching the specific laser wavelength in ultra-short picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the tatto ino into very tiny particles, which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for ALL skin types, with fewer side effects.
How Many PicoWay tattoo removal treatments do I need?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the age, location, depth, size and type of tattoo. All tattoos will require several treatments for optimal results.
Laser light is targeted at unwanted pigment in ultrashort picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the pigment into very tiny particles which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a more comfortable treatment.
How many PicoWay pigmented lesions treatments do I need?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the location, depth, size and type of pigmentation. Some lesions will require several treatments for optimal results, where some can be resolved in a single treatment.
What should you expect and what precautions should be taken throughout this process?
During your first visit, your skin’s reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most effective treatment. Immediately following treatment, cold or cool compresses may be applied to soothe the treated area. A topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended. In the first few days, take care to avoid scrubbing the area or using abrasive skin cleansers. Over a few days the lesions will darken and sluff off.
Does the PicoWay pigmented lesions treatment hurt?
The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on the nature and location of the pigmented lesions on the body.