PicoSure uses the latest and most advanced laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos. This process occurs by the delivery of ultra-short pulses of energy into the skin.
These pulses create a PressureWave that targets the pigment of tattoo ink, while avoiding unmarked skin. The laser then breaks down the ink, until they are just dust-like particles.
How does PicoSure work?
Although, it is common for most laser treatments to use a constant stream of heat, the PicoSure treatment uses bursts of concentrated energy to target the areas that you would like to be treated. The result is a greater disruption of the targeted ink for better clearance with fewer treatments and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even stubborn dark blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated tattoos, can be seamlessly removed with PicoSure.
With each procedure only lasting up to 25 minutes, the unrivalled efficiency of the PicoSure, means that this treatment is becoming increasingly popular. During the procedure you will be required to wear a specialised headpiece that administers the laser energy. This state of the art technology means that once the laser passes over the targeted area of skin, the procedure is finished.
How many PicoSure treatments to remove a tattoo?
Unlike, a standard laser treatment which can take anywhere from 10 to 15 appointments to remove your tattoo, PicoSure can do it within six. The deciding factor concerning the length of time it takes to remove your tattoo depends on the type of ink used by the tattooist, as there are some inks that break down easily and others that are very stubborn.
Although, the healing process is completed within two weeks, it is recommended that you wait at least six to eight weeks between your appointments. This additional timeframe allows your immune system a chance to flush away the ink particles broken up by the laser treatment. Having appointments too close together will stop you from getting the full benefit from each session, therefore, potentially leading to more treatments, in turn costing you more money.
How long does it take to see results from PicoSure?
After just one day of laser treatment, your cells will begin the healing process. You will then start to see visible results from your PicoSure laser treatment within a few days. The lasting impact of the treatment will continue to improve until your last treatment. At this point, you should be able to see a noticeable difference, allowing you to be satisfied with your improved appearance.
Is PicoSure tattoo removal safe?
As PicoSure uses the latest laser technology, you can be guaranteed that it is a safe and effective way to remove your tattoo. In fact, a PicoSure treatment causes less damage to the tattooed skin, as well as the untouched skin.
During the treatment, you are likely to experience some temporary discomfort, but nothing like surgical or invasive treatments. Following the treatment, it is common to experience skin sensitivity and slight redness due to an increase in blood flow to the area. However, this condition is completely normal and will disappear quickly.
How much does PicoSure cost?
The cost of your PicoSure treatment depends on the size of your tattoo and the amount of scheduled appointments you have. If it takes six treatments to remove your tattoo, then you can expect to pay in the region of £1,600.