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Common Questions about the PicoWay Laser for Tattoo Removal

Posted on August 7, 2018 by: Dr. Rocheford

Tattoos are a popular way to decorate the body, and when done correctly, can result in some beautiful artwork. However, if you have a tattoo that you dislike or are no longer a fan of, you may be considering laser tattoo removal. While there are many different laser tattoo treatments on the market today, the Picoway laser is one of the best. We have compiled a number of commonly asked questions regarding tattoo removal and the Picoway laser to keep you educated on the topic.

Why are Tattoos So Hard to Remove?

Tattoo ink is injected into the deep layer of the dermis, where it is harder to remove. Plus, the bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles, but sometimes remaining particles are too large, even after multiple treatments. Certain ink colors are also harder to remove than others, including reds and yellows.

What sets PicoWay Laser Apart?

The PicoWay laser light is targeted at colors that match a specific wavelength in ultra-short pulses. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are eliminated naturally by the body. The PicoWay laser emits less heat than traditional lasers, providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for all skin types. It completely removes a tattoo, not just portions of it, which makes it a preferred method for removing various colors in their tattoo.

Also, because Picoway works in picoseconds instead of nanoseconds like other lasers, it offers ultra-fast pulses for minimal discomfort.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

While everyone handles treatments differently, most patients require five treatments spaced about 10 weeks apart. The PicoWay laser offers the most effective results in the shortest amount of time for quick results. Plus, there is little to no downtime involves, making it a great treatment for those with busy schedules.

If you are tired of an old tattoo and wish to remove it with the Picoway laser, contact our office today! We would be happy to schedule your consultation as your first step on your treatment journey.

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