PicoSure (Tattoo Removal)

Getting a tattoo is exciting for many reasons. Primarily because tattoos look great on the skin and because they usually symbolize things that are close to people’s hearts. As fancy as that sounds, there are times when people want to get rid of the tattoos they so ardently admired and were inked in the first place, for whatever reason.

Just as getting a tattoo is a time-taking and slightly painful procedure, similarly, having your tattoo removed could also consume your time and cause pain as well. 

Various methods are currently in use for removal of tattoos from any part of the body; however, some are considered more effective than others are. One such procedure is called the PicoSure laser tattoo removal system, a method that is being talked about as an efficient and effective tattoo removal process. Let us find out what the hype is all about!

What Is Picosure Tattoo Removal?

PicoSure tattoo removal has made its mark in laser technology as a better, more productive, and more affordable alternative to traditional laser methods that are used for tattoo removal universally. Another distinctive feature of the PicoSure tattoo removal is that it is faster than any other conventional way, which is one of the reasons it is growing in popularity among tattoo fanatics who not only love being tattooed but also are concerned about getting one removed, whenever they feel like it.

Known as the world’s first picosecond laser, PicoSure works in a way that is not only faster than its counterpart methods but also qualifies as a more effective method due to the following reasons:

  • PicoSure is faster, more affordable, and more productive.
  •  In this procedure, picoseconds technology is used to deliver short bursts of energy into the skin. These short bursts later on effectively break into tiny particles for the body to process. 
  • As compared to the traditional Q-switched lasers, PicoSure is more efficient in eradicating stubborn, old, previously treated tattoos.
  • PicoSure is quite gentle on the body, does not affect the surrounding skin, and comes with almost no downtime or side effects. 

Although there are several ways to remove tattoos like laser tattoo removal, cover-ups, and creams, however, laser tattoo removal is by far the best solution. It targets the old tattoo ink and breaks it into small fragments, which are then flushed away by your immune system. The wavelength is of either 532 nm, 755 nm, or 1064 nm, depending on the treatment. 

PicoSure does not rely on burning or melting away, tattoos like other laser treatments do. Instead, picosecond technology is used, in which laser is 100 times shorter than a nanosecond. Picosecond technology triggers a photomechanical effect and improves the result of the removal process.

PicoSure treatment shoots a laser into the ink, which breaks it into tiny particles that are similar to dust. The lymphatic system absorbs these particles and then eliminates them naturally through with the help of the immune system.

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PicoSure is a new age process for tattoo removal, and skin revitalization of wrinkles, acne scars and pigment like freckles, sunspots, and discoloration. Rather than utilizing heat from lasers, PicoSure delivers energy so rapidly the tiny particles that make up pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter. Additionally, this process effectively converts the laser energy into gentle pressure waves that activate Cell Signaling, the body’s natural communication processes that create new collagen and elastin, resulting in beautiful, healthy looking skin. PicoSure offers less downtime & discomfort for the patient than traditional laser removal treatments.

How Is A Picosure Tattoo Removal Procedure Done?

As compared to the traditional Q-switched lasers, PicoSure is more efficient in eradicating stubborn, old, previously treated tattoos. PicoSure is quite gentle on the body, does not affect the surrounding skin, and comes with almost no downtime or side effects. The wavelength is of either 532 nm, 755 nm, or 1064 nm, depending on the treatment. PicoSure does not rely on burning or melting away, tattoos like other laser treatments do. 

Instead, picosecond technology is used, in which laser is 100 times shorter than a nanosecond. Picosecond technology triggers a photomechanical effect and improves the result of the removal process.

PicoSure treatment shoots a laser into the ink, which breaks it into tiny particles that are similar to dust. The lymphatic system absorbs these particles and then eliminates them naturally through with the help of the immune system. 

PicoSure procedure is the same as other skin resurfacing procedures. For ideal results, PicoSure demands multiple treatments. Each session finishes in usually 10 to 15 minutes, and the patients report only mild pain that is bearable. However, the number of sessions depends on the size, color, and age of your tattoo. Whereas, most of the symbols are removed in two to six sessions. 

As compared to the traditional laser treatment, PicoSure does not take more time to heal and offers a quicker and more comfortable solution. Side effects are minimal as compared to other laser treatments, and you can get back to your life immediately after the laser treatment. 

Many people have reported that the pain is similar to the sensation of the rubber band snapping against the skin. However, it is very mild and bearable, which is numbed by a numbing cream. 

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What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is revolutionizing the process of tattoo removal and skin revitalization treatments for wrinkles, acne scars and pigment like freckles, sunspots and discoloration. Unlike other laser treatments, PicoSure does not solely rely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted tattoo ink, melanin or scarring on the body.

Who Benefits from PicoSure?

PicoSure is a great option for patients seeking a way to improve their skin, or reduce signs of aging, with less risk & downtime than a traditional laser treatment.

What Should I Expect?

There is no special preparation before a PicoSure treatment. A session usually lasts between 10-15 minutes, with minimal pain or discomfort following. Some patients have described the feeling similar to the snapping of a rubber band. Numbing cream may be provided to lessen this sensation. Directly following the treatment, skin will appear bright red, which this will fade in the hours following your session. Within 24 hours, many patients no longer show any sings of redness or inflammation.

If you believe PicoSure could be an option for you, call our team today for more information, or to schedule a consultation!

Who Is The Right Candidate For The Picosure Tattoo Removal Procedure?

A person who is well aware of every kind of thing related to tattoo removal and its requirements is ideal for this work. A professional person will guide you through the way and help you with the best of the solution. 

Experts will ask you not to get the tattoo removed before six months have passed. PicoSure is an excellent way of getting the tattoo removed; also, it claims to extract the most stubborn recalcitrant tattoos effectively. No matter how many times they’ve been zapped, these are the tattoos that just won’t disappear. PicoSure lasers break up the residual ink colors, especially the super stubborn black and green inks. They also remove the severe scarring on the surrounding skin for a clean result post-treatment.

To do such a procedure, a very expert and professional person is required to do this kind of treatment. A person who will commit no single mistake as it is a human skin after all.

How Much Does Picosure Tattoo Removal Cost?

Let us get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about the expense. Unfortunately, the amount is not fixed and depends on the size of your tattoo, its ink, and your area, etc.

PicoSure is an advanced way of treatment and has an advanced technology system; therefore, it has a bit higher charges than the older ones. The range may vary from $300 to $1500 depending on the stubbornness and complexity of the tattoo you have got. Most of the practitioners charge according to the color, ink, etc. and some of them go by the square inch.

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What Can You Expect From The Picosure Tattoo Removal Procedure?

People love getting tattooed, but unfortunately, not every tattoo ends up looking the way we want. Some people are too meticulous, therefore, end up disappointed with even a little mistake. Although PicoSure has made innovative strides as an increasingly efficient tattoo removal method, also then you may face a little bit of a problem. There may be slight swelling and redness around the treated area. 

However, a little damage that can happen is:

  1. Swelling
  2. Redness
  3. Bruises for 2 or 3 days,
  4. Blisters which will dry into scabs in some days
  5. Widespread itching
  6. Tingling sensations which are similar to the sunburns

These symptoms are prevalent, and you face them while other problems happen. No doubt, these symptoms are quite uncomfortable, but this shows that your skin is adequately responding to the treatment. 

A bandage will be placed on the treatment area, and the treated part will be tender for a few days at the start. However, you need to fuss with it as it can irritate the prescribed portion of the body. Do not take a shower or soak your skin for at least 24 hours or a day. Keep the treated skin out of the steam of the water once you take a shower. 

Remove the bandage on the second day and let your skin breathe the fresh air. Do keep the treated area clean and tidy so avoid any infection. 

Blisters may appear on the third day; however, do not touch or irritate them as they may cause infection. The blisters will turn into the scabs and fall off in 12 to 14 days automatically. 

You can get a lotion for your treated area and apply it on it on and off. Use sunscreen and do not soak your treated area in the water for at least a day. Avoid shaving the treated area and do not apply any kind of makeup or any other thing on it. 

Last Thoughts

As compared to the traditional Q-switched lasers, PicoSure is more efficient in eradicating stubborn, old, previously treated tattoos. PicoSure is quite gentle on the body, does not affect the surrounding skin, and comes with almost no downtime or side effects. The wavelength is of either 532 nm, 755 nm, or 1064 nm, depending on the treatment. PicoSure does not rely on burning or melting away, tattoos like other laser treatments do. 

Instead, picosecond technology is used, in which laser is 100 times shorter than a nanosecond. Picosecond technology triggers a photomechanical effect and improves the result of the removal process.

PicoSure treatment shoots a laser into the ink, which breaks it into tiny particles that are similar to dust. The lymphatic system absorbs these particles and then eliminates them naturally through with the help of the immune system.

 PicoSure procedure is the same as other skin resurfacing procedures. For ideal results, PicoSure demands multiple treatments. Each session finishes in usually 10 to 15 minutes, and the patients report only mild pain that is bearable. However, the number of sessions depends on the size, color, and age of your tattoo. Whereas, most of the tattoos are removed in two to six sessions.

 As compared to the traditional laser treatment, PicoSure does not take more time to heal and offers a quicker and more comfortable solution. Side effects are minimal as compared to other laser treatments, and you can get back to your life immediately after the laser treatment. 

Many people have reported that the pain is similar to the sensation of the rubber band snapping against the skin. However, it is very mild and bearable, which is numbed by a numbing cream. Therefore, it is the best way to get your tattoos removed.

Kevin Wallace
Kevin Wallace
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Zahara Sundermeyer
Zahara Sundermeyer
Naturopathic Medical Doctor

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