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Picosecond technology offers the most innovative laser tattoo removal technology. Compared with nanosecond technology of the past, today’s ultra-fast picosecond laser removal technology offers less risk and pain, faster results, a broader range of colours removed, and fewer treatment sessions.
Picosecond lasers, which are able to perform highly customized and targeted treatment and eliminate even difficult-to-target tattoo colours, have opened the door for expanded treatment options and tattoo refinement.
How it works?
The picosecond system delivers the shortest pulse durations of any aesthetic laser. These ultra-short laser pulses allow treatment across a broad range of skin types, including darker skin tones.
Less advanced lasers that offer longer nanosecond pulses create a photothermal effect, which can overheat melanin found in darker skin tones and cause scarring, hypopigmentation, and hyperpigmentation.
The Picosecond laser creates the primarily photoacoustic impact needed to fracture tattoo ink into minuscule particles. This is achieved without the photothermal impact of other lasers, which can overheat surrounding skin tissue—a stark contrast to the slower pulse speed of nanosecond laser technology.
What colours of a tattoo can be removed using a picosecond laser?
The Picosecond laser system uses multiple picosecond laser wavelengths and handpieces to target specific colors. It can remove all colours of tattoo: black, brown, red, green, yellow, and blue.
Before each session, tattoo removal clients are asked to clean and shave the area to be treated. A topical anesthetic will be applied before the treatment. Treatments typically last 15-30 minutes and can require multiple sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the tattoo size and its complexity. After each session, clients are advised to keep the area clean and regularly apply sunblock to the area if going outdoors. Mild redness or itching may occur and typically resolves on its own after a few days.
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