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How Does PicoWay® Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Posted on May 18, 2018 by: Dr. Rocheford

Despite the amazing advances in laser technology, you might still encounter the pervasive idea that tattoos are permanent. That’s not entirely the case with new systems like the PicoWay® Laser Tattoo Removal system. It can seem futuristic and far-off, but the PicoWay system is a quick and effective way to remove pigment from the skin. If you’ve never heard of laser tattoo removal before, here’s some information on how it works.

Picosecond Laser Pulses Shatter Ink Particles

Tattoos work by injecting ink particles deep into the skin, where they are too big to be removed by the body’s healing processes. This is what makes them permanent, and what makes them difficult to remove. Although skin resurfacing techniques can be used to remove tattoos, laser systems can be much more effective and much less difficult for the patient to experience. The PicoWay system uses ultra-short laser pulses that destroy the ink particles and break them into small enough pieces to be naturally removed by the body.

More Wavelengths Equal More Color Absorption

Because each color functions on a different wavelength within the light spectrum, the laser must be attuned to the proper frequency in order to effectively break up the pigment. Other laser tattoo removal systems only come with settings for a few common colors, but PicoWay comes with the most color attunement out of any other laser tattoo removal treatment, meaning your most colorful tattoos can be effectively treated.

Results Within 4-6 Treatments

Although laser tattoo removal has come a long way, it still requires a few sessions in order to fully break up any existing pigment. This is because of the rate at which the body’s systems can absorb the pigment and expel it as waste. PicoWay means there’s less discomfort or downtime, and you can get right back to your busy schedule.

If you’re interested in PicoWay laser tattoo removal and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford, contact our office in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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