How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
The PicoSure® laser emits picosecond pulses of laser energy that travel into the skin and strike the pigment molecules. This energy causes the ink particles to shatter into tiny pieces. Your body can filter away these pieces, removing the color from the tattoo. This laser uses three different wavelengths of energy to target the entire spectrum of colors, from dark colors to bright yellow, green, or red. As a result, you need fewer treatments and see better results.
What to Expect After Laser Tattoo Removal
You can resume your usual activities after your tattoo removal session. Unlike older lasers that use thermal energy to break up pigments, PicoSure® uses no heat. While you may have heard horror stories about blistering and scabs after tattoo removal, rest assured that the PicoSure® laser causes minimal injury to the skin. You will not have any downtime. Apply moisturizer to your treated skin as it heals, and avoid sun exposure between and after treatment sessions.
During the six to eight weeks between treatments, you may notice significant fading of your tattoo. While full results can take several sessions, you may see results after your first treatment. The treated pigments will fade with each session until your tattoo disappears. Once your tattoo has been removed, it will never come back. The treatment removes the pigments completely so that you have no risk of seeing your vanished tattoo reappear.
What Makes the PicoSure® Laser Better for Tattoo Removal?
The PicoSure® laser has several advantages over older types of tattoo removal. Dr. Schwartz and his team use this laser for its superior results and minimal downtime.
- Treats all ink colors, even difficult ones
- More complete removal than other lasers
- Fewer treatments to save time and money
- No thermal energy means no heat damage to the skin
- Removes all tattoos regardless of color, age, or type
- More comfortable
The PicoSure® is considered the most advanced tattoo removal system available. We use it because we are committed to helping you achieve excellent results.