Tattoo Removal with the Amazing Cynosure Picosure Laser

Previously,Tattoo Removal has been very frustrating. Painful or uncomfortable multiple treatments have been necessary with older lasers and it could take 12-15 treatments to remove the tattoo. Besides the cost, it has been impossible to clear the tattoo completely.

All that has changed now with the new and exciting state of the art PicoSure Laser. It has the technique and ability to remove ink that could not be removed before.  Scarless removal of tattoos is now done more easily, thoroughly and rapidly. Even recalcitrant tattoos respond. The PicoSure laser is the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal.

The basis of laser treatments for the removal of tattoos is the absorption of the ink particles by the laser energy. Unlike previous energy based systems used to remove tattoos, the revolutionary PicoSure technology delivers ultra short pulses to the ink with “pressure waves” so great and so fast that they break the ink down into tiny dust-like particles. The shorter pulse width allows lower energy treatment levels without adverse effects.This allows for faster ink clearance with fewer treatments and faster healing. The particles become so small that they are easily eliminated from the body via the body’s lymphatic system. It typically takes 8 weeks for the body to absorb the ink particles. The longer treatment intervals usually lead to increased ink clearance. This results in fewer treatments and quicker results. The PicoSure Laser is substantially more effective than other tattoo laser machines.

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The number of PicoSure laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as:

  • Color

The colors of the tattoo are important for the overall success of their removal. Dark colors, like black, brown, blue and green respond very well to laser treatments. These colors absorb the laser light and ink particles are fragmented (broken up)

  • Location

The location of the tattoo on the body also plays a part in its successful removal. Tattoos closest to the heart are easier to remove. New tattoos are also easier to successfully remove because they are more superficial and have sharp, distinctive lines and bright colors.

  • Size – Depth – Density – Age

The size of the tattoo also plays a part in its removal as does the depth of its pigment. Older tattoos tend to have their ink particles move deeper into the dermis. Laser energy targets tattoo ink layer by layer starting at superficial layers. Once the superficial target is removed, the laser energy can penetrate to the residual deeper ink.

  • Macrophage Mobility

How quickly the destroyed ink molecules are absorbed by macrophages and removed from the body via the lymphatic system also plays a part in the tattoo’s removal.

The PicoSure Laser is much gentler to the skin so there are less side effects and no damage to the surrounding areas. There is a slight epidermal whitening (frosting) of the tattoo as the laser light works its magic. However, blisters and scabs can be a normal response to tattoo removal. We recommend applying an antibiotic ointment and gauze to promote good healing.

The PicoSure Laser dramatically improves the outcome, shows faster response and erases the tattoo pigment more efficiently and effectively leading to a higher level of satisfaction and improved results compared with other current technology. It is proving vital for tattoo removal treatments.