PicoSure Tattoo Removal

What is PicoSure Tattoo Removal?

PicoSure is the one of the latest and most effective laser tattoo removal treatment. The laser can now use several different wavelengths to target all color pigments regardless of skin type and color. The PicoSure laser shatters tattoo ink so it can be safely eliminated by the body, resulting in a significant reduction of the tattoo’s appearance, sometimes eliminating it completely.

Who is a Candidate?

The PicoSure laser is safe for all skin types and tattoo pigments, however, some individuals will have more success than others. Black pigment has been the easiest pigment to shatter, however, the PicoSure laser is effective at treating colored ink as well, but it might take a few more sessions. Anyone who has a tattoo they no longer want on their body can benefit from PicoSure to make its appearance significantly less noticeable.

The Procedure

Before your laser tattoo removal session, the laser settings will be adjusted to fit your skin type and tattoo ink color. Quick laser pulses will then be directed at the pigment, targeting small sections at a time. The length of your treatment will depend on the size of your tattoo. Some discomfort can be expected, however, this will vary depending on your tolerance and the location of your tattoo.

Recovery and Results

After PicoSure tattoo removal, most patients experience some swelling, redness, and sometimes minor blistering. Side effects can be managed and reduced by following the proper aftercare instructions.

Patients can see noticeable results after just one treatment, however, several treatment sessions are usually required for optimal results and near-complete removal. This can take between six and ten sessions on average. Sessions are spaced about 8 weeks apart to give your skin time to heal between treatments.

To learn more about PicoSure tattoo removal or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chao, contact our office today.