TATTOO REMOVAL

TATTOO REMOVAL by PICOSURE LASER

The PicoSure® Tattoo Removal Laser is the biggest breakthrough in tattoo removal in 20 years. Treatment with the PicoSure® is faster and more comfortable than any other method.

Recognised as the fastest and most effective laser tattoo removal treatment in the world, it can remove tattoos up to 75% faster than traditional Nd:YAG lasers can.

PicoSure® ’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action creating an intense photomechanical impact, patented PressureWave™, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

Together with the newly FDA-cleared 532nm handpiece option, which is designed to more effectively treat red, orange, and yellow tattoo ink colours, PicoSure® is the only picosecond laser platform to treat the full colour spectrum of tattoo inks.

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*Results may vary from person to person

FAQ

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING PICOSURE FOR TATTOO REMOVAL?

Picosure® is the latest innovation in tattoo removal, using picosecond technology to remove tattoos in a shorter timespan with better results.

  • Much faster removal of most tattoo inks (officially the fastest tattoo removal in the world).
  • Fewer treatments than traditional lasers without injuring the surrounding skin.
  • Much more effective for blues and greens.
  • Much faster laser pulse.
  • Much more thorough ink particle destruction.
  • Will usually clear even resistant tattoos that have stopped fading in response to other lasers.
  • Reduced side effects.
  • Over 1000 happy clients treated since November 2013.
  • 75% or greater clearance after one treatment.

Picosure® is the latest innovation in tattoo removal, using picosecond technology to remove tattoos in a shorter timespan with better results.

HOW CAN PICOSURE ACHIEVE BETTER CLEARANCE IN 75% LESS TIME?

Whilst traditional laser tattoo removal often requires between 10 and 20 sessions to achieve good clearance, the PicoSure® machine can remove your tattoo more completely in fewer sessions.

How is this possible? Traditional laser tattoo removal machines heat the ink in your tattoo breaking it into small ‘pieces’, but PressureWave Technology – PicoSure® uses the latest technology to remove ink colours by delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy into the skin. These pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave, that targets ink while avoiding unmarked tissue. PressureWave shatters the ink into tiny, dust-like particles which are easily eliminated by the body. This results in clearer skin with fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin.

WHAT TYPE OF TATTOOS CAN BE REMOVED WITH PICOSURE?

PicoSure® can be used to remove a variety of tattoo colors and types. Difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, and previously treated tattoos can effectively be removed with PicoSure®.

DO THE TREATMENTS WITH THE PICOSURE LASER HURT?

As with most tattoo removal treatments, there will be a level of discomfort but most patients tolerate the discomfort well. This procedure is slightly more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Most treatments take between 25-60 seconds. If needed, patients can request numbing cream to apply 30 minutes before the treatment. And it’s important to remember that with the revolutionary PicoSure® laser the number of treatments required is halved when compared to the older dated technology. And most patients report that the discomfort experienced is well worth the removal of their unwanted tattoo!

HOW MANY SESSIONS USING THE PICOSURE LASER WILL I NEED?

Each patient is different and therefore a number of variables will come into play such as the size of the tattoo, the colours, where on the body the tattoo was placed and the types of inks that were used. But, on average, half the amount of treatments is usually required when compared to nanosecond technology.

Due to the unique way the PicoSure® laser ‘shatters’ the ink on your skin, you’ll need fewer sessions. Traditional laser tattoo removal would take on average 10 – 20 sessions for a small professional tattoo (up to 5cm sq), whereas 4 – 6 sessions using the PicoSure® laser will be enough to remove your tattoo leaving behind almost no trace. So that’s less time in the clinic and the removal of your unwanted tattoo sooner!

It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 6-8 weeks between sessions to allow the treated area to heal and this gives the body time to clear away the ink particles before the next treatment. To help speed up your recovery and improve the overall results we advise you to follow our laser tattoo removal before and after care instructions from FAQ.

*Results may vary from person to person.

I HAVE HAD 15-20 TREATMENTS ON MY TATTOO AND IT IS STILL THERE. CAN THE PICOSURE REMOVE THE REMAINING INK?

Unlike traditional lasers, PicoSure® is great at removing previously treated tattoos. PicoSure® can even remove recalcitrant tattoos (tattoos previously treated more than 10 times).

I HAVE PERMANENT MAKE-UP. CAN YOU REMOVE IT?

We do not recommend treating permanent make-up as there are several risks associated with it. Some cosmetic inks have metallic bases and tend to turn black when treated with the laser. Once this darkening occurs, it takes much longer to remove.

I HAVE HAD 15-20 TREATMENTS ON MY TATTOO AND IT IS STILL THERE. CAN THE PICOSURE REMOVE THE REMAINING INK?

Unlike traditional lasers, PicoSure® is great at removing previously treated tattoos. PicoSure® can even remove recalcitrant tattoos (tattoos previously treated more than 10 times).

I GOT MY TATTOO ONE WEEK AGO. CAN I HAVE IT REMOVED RIGHT NOW?

Tattoo regret can happen at any time, sometimes as early as the day after a tattoo is completed. Because your skin needs time to heal from the tattoo procedure, we require each patient to wait at least 6 weeks to start the removal process.

WILL THE TATTOO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY AFTER TREATMENT?

There is no guarantee that the tattoo will disappear completely, however, reports from patients who have undergone tattoo removal with the PicoSure® laser have been outstanding and have surpassed all other tattoo removal technology results.