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The PicoSure, used by Dr. Vartany in Burbank, represents a major advancement over older Q-switched nanosecond lasers. The PicoSure laser uses picosecond technology, with ultra-short pulse duration which allows for better clearance in fewer treatments. These tattoo removal treatments use powerful laser light pulses to shatter the ink into tiny particles that are absorbed and eliminated from the body naturally. The PicoSure uses multiple laser wavelengths to treat the full spectrum of tattoo inks including stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously treated tattoos. Laser tattoo removal treatments with the PicoSure do not harm the surrounding skin and cause fewer side effects than outdated technologies.
Removing tattoos is faster and easier with PicoSure tattoo removal treatments!
Four to six appointments are typically needed to remove the average tattoo, although this varies with size and color. Some people have said laser tattoo removal feels similar to getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter duration. A cooling anesthetic can be applied to alleviate any discomfort. PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatments have few side effects, which typically include a sunburn-like sensation and some temporary skin whitening. Most people are able to resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure without any downtime.
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How does PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal work?
PicoSure uses advanced picosecond laser technology to effectively remove your unwanted tattoos. The PicoSure sends laser pulses lasting one trillionth of a second, 100 times faster than a nanosecond laser, deep below the surface of your skin to target the underlying ink. The laser bursts shatter the pigment into tiny particles that the body can naturally eliminate through the immune system.
What types of tattoos can be removed?
PicoSure is the best laser tattoo removal device on the market. It can treat notoriously difficult to remove blue and green inks as well as very dark lines. PicoSure also successfully removes recalcitrant tattoos that have previously undergone laser tattoo removal. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to learn exactly how the PicoSure can help you remove your unwanted tattoo.
How many laser treatments are required?
Generally, three to six sessions are required to completely remove a tattoo with PicoSure. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to learn how many sessions your tattoo will need to be removed. Sessions are spaced six to eight weeks apart so the body has time to naturally eliminate pigment from the body and the skin can heal. PicoSure represents a major advancement over Q-switched lasers, which often require 15-20 treatments to see comparable results.
Are laser treatments painful?
Most people do not find laser tattoo removal painful. Some patients compare the procedure to getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter duration. We can provide a topical anesthetic and use a cooling device to make the procedure more comfortable.
Will laser tattoo removal leave a scar?
PicoSure was designed to remove unwanted tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. Although your skin may become discolored after treatment, it will fade and return to normal shortly. All skin procedures have some risk of scarring, but with the PicoSure laser permanent skin damage is very rare. If you scar easily or develop keloids, you should discuss your concerns prior to undergoing treatment.
What is the aftercare like?
After treatment, you can immediately resume your normal routine. Your tattoo may appear gray or frosted after treatment, but this will fade within a few hours. You should keep the affected area out of the sun and frequently apply a topical ointment like polysporin to help the skin heal. We will specify additional aftercare instructions according to your individual case.