PicoWay — The Premier Alternative to Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal
Limitations of traditional laser tattoo removal:
- Limited treatment of tattoo colors and types
- Inability to effectively break up ink particles
- Discomfort during treatments
- Certain risks, particularly with darker skin tones
PicoWay treats multi-colored tattoos on different skin types. PicoWay utilizes unique picosecond laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments - more than any other traditional laser tattoo removal solution available*. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoWay delivers energy to the targeted ink in ultra-short pulses that are so fast, they’re measured in picoseconds — that’s one trillionth of a second!
Laser tattoo removal requires multiple treatments over a period of time. Depending on several factors, the number of treatments to remove an unwanted tattoo can vary from 3 to 12 treatments or even more. Every tattoo is different. Factors that will affect the price for tattoo removal include: size, color, ink composition, ink depth and density, location, and skin type.
We will provide an assessment after your initial consultation.
Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's immune system. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser's output to best remove tattoo ink. If you're wondering if the laser might also remove normal skin pigment, don't worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin.
The Difference from PicoWay Tattoo Removal Treatment
What makes tattoos so difficult to remove?
Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.
What PicoWay tattoo removal does?
The PicoWay laser light is targeted at colors matching the specific laser wavelength in ultra-short picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the tatto ino into very tiny particles, which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for ALL skin types, with fewer side effects.
How Many PicoWay tattoo removal treatments do I need?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the age, location, depth, size and type of tattoo. All tattoos will require several treatments for optimal results.
|Treatment Type||Laser Tattoo Removal|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Tattoos|
Mechanism of Action - Tattoo Removal
- Before the procedure, a numbing agent is applied to the target area. (Note the tattoo ink prior to the PicoWay treatment)
- During the treatment the PicoWay® handpiece delivers energy with an extremely precise, high-power laser in extremely short pulses to target ink particles with great impact.
- These pulses shatter the tattoo ink into minuscule particles. Following the PicoWay treatment, most of the ink particles are removed by the body.
PicoWay treatments selectively treat the tattoo while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. Less heat is generated than traditional lasers which leads to a safer treatment with fewer side effects. After treatments, patients may experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening of the skin following treatment. The skin will typically resolve to a normal skin tone.