A short-pulsed laser produces an extremely bright beam of light that shatters the cells containing the tattoo pigment into tiny pieces like grains of sand while leaving surrounding skin and tissue unharmed.
The PicoSure treatment is highly tolerable. Many patients have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The area to be treated may be numbed or chilled with cool air.
The benefits are permanent. Once removed, the tattoo will not return.
In general – professional and amateur tattoos come off in as few as five treatments. Even less for patients who simply want to fade their tattoo in preparation for new artwork. Colors such as yellow, pink and white that were once difficult to remove are now easily treated with this newest picoseconds technology.
Tattoo fading is a slow process and depends on participation by your body's immune system to work. We recommend that you wait at least 4-6 weeks to get the greatest value from each laser treatment.
During laser treatment, your tattoo may look gray or frosted. The site may become swollen and red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep that tattoo covered to avoid sun exposure. Usually, a mild sunburn sensation lingers. Additional care will be discussed at the time of your visit.
The revolutionary PicoSure laser used for tattoo removal does not typically leave scars, although there is a small risk of this if you have a tendency to form abnormal scars or keloids.