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Say Goodbye to that Unwanted Tattoo with Picoway Laser

Posted on July 2, 2018 by: Dr. Rocheford

So, you got that tattoo when you were younger, and it meant something to you then, but now? Now it is just an annoying picture that you no longer want to look at. Don’t worry- the PicoWay laser can help!

PicoWay is FDA-cleared for tattoo removal and the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, freckles, and age spots. It is the only system capable of dual wavelengths, which allows it to treat many skin types and colors.

How Does it Work?

The PicoWay laser delivers bursts of energy to the skin quickly. Unlike other lasers that heat up the skin, the energy produced by PicoWay breaks down pigment beneath the skin’s surface. PicoWay laser has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration, meaning you can undergo fewer treatments for quicker results.

This laser penetrates deep below the surface of the skin to target tattoo ink, while leaving the outer layer of skin unharmed. It then uses high-power and short pulses to shatter the tattoo ink. This laser can even remove green, red, yellow, and orange tattoo ink, which is usually difficult to get rid of.

Most people need 6-9 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, however, the number of treatments truly depend on the size of the tattoo being removed.

Are There Side Effects?

After your PicoWay treatment with Dr. Rocheford, you may experience redness and a sunburn sensation for about 20 minutes. After this subsides, your pigment will appear darker than normal. This is part of the treatment process, so do not worry. Be sure to avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks after treatment.

Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in removing an unwanted tattoo, contact our Woodbury, MN office today! Our aestheticians will work with you to determine the number of treatments needed to remove your tattoo for the best results.

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