Unwanted tattoo ink no longer has to be lifelong with PicoSure® laser tattoo removal. PicoSure® is the only advanced tattoo removal laser that uses PressureWave™ technology to shatter unwanted ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed, and it is now available at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz in Kansas City, MO.
PicoSure® Tattoo Removal is the first FDA-cleared medical laser that can treat all skin types and all tattoo colors, including the difficult reds, blues, and greens. Unlike nanosecond or Q-Switched lasers, which can only treat light-to-medium colored skin, the PicoSure® laser can remove tattoos from all skin colors. The treatment may be less effective on darker skin than lighter skin, and darker skin will have a higher risk of hypopigmentation (lightening of the treated skin).
Like every patient, every tattoo is different. Various wavelengths of energy are needed to remove different colors of ink, as each pigment in the tattoo absorbs a different wavelength. The PicoSure® laser has three different wavelengths, which allows Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz to treat ALL ink colors and skin types. With this unique technology, an average size tattoo may be 90% removed in as little as 4 treatments, while other technology lasers result in about 50% removal and will take as many as 20 treatments and a few years. PicoSure®’s boost feature is the perfect solution for removing traces of stubborn previously treated tattoos.
PicoSure® operates with very fast pulses (one pulse per picosecond or one-trillionth of a second), creating pure energy generation in the form of pressure or pulsed shock wave effect on the tattoo pigments. Very little to no heat is generated, resulting in less discomfort. The absence of heat injury and damage to healthy skin means less risk of hypopigmentation than is seen with the older type lasers.
Anyone with an unwanted tattoo may be a candidate for PicoSure® laser tattoo removal. PicoSure®’s high-power technology works exceptionally on the following:
PicoSure® utilizes PressureWave technology to shatter the ink into particles that are 1,000 times smaller than the majority of tattoo removal lasers. The ink is then encapsulated and removed, resulting in clearer skin in fewer treatments, without damaging the surrounding skin. PicoSure® is a significant development for those who have spent both time and money on tattoo removal without significant results.
One of the largest benefits of the PicoSure® laser is that it’s proven to be much less painful than other laser tattoo removal devices. A cooling machine is used during treatment to help keep the area as comfortable as possible. Many people find the treatment extremely tolerable, but if necessary, topical or tumescent anesthesia is available for use during the procedure for a small surcharge.
Patients should typically expect to see 20-25% tattoo removal after each laser treatment, although tattoo size, type and density of the ink, and the number of colors are contributing factors. For optimal results, each treatment should be spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Immediately following treatment, the area treated will have mild to moderate redness and mild swelling. You may develop some blistering or crusting, usually within 24-48 hours. We recommend applying cold to the area, then applying post-treatment care and dressings. You will be sent home with a post-care kit to use daily for the first 5 days or until there is no visible crusting. The tattoo itself can be washed the day after treatment and then daily thereafter.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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