PicoSure® Tattoo Removal: More Comfortable, More Effective

Anyone who has a tattoo has likely heard a tattoo removal horror story. Traditional tattoo removal may get rid of the tattoo—but it can also be high risk for scarring and skin discoloration. Do you want to trade your tattoo for a scar as big as your tattoo? Of course not. PicoSure tattoo removal technology offers safer, less painful, and more effective options for tattoo removal no matter your skin type, tone or the tattoo’s location.

Dr. Stanislaus Says

"More beneficial for tattoo removal than traditional lasers, PicoSure breaks tattoo ink into tiny pieces that are flushed out of the body with minimal impact to the skin and fewer treatments."

PicoSure® Tattoo Removal is the world’s first picosecond laser with PressureWave™ technology that works with your body to remove unwanted ink. PicoSure® uses short-pulse lasers designed to “flash” incredibly quickly, minimizing the amount of damaging heat applied to the skin and other tissues while creating a photomechanical effect that explodes the particles of ink and pigment that make up every tattoo.

Who is a good candidate for PicoSure Tattoo Removal?

PicoSure® works effectively on older and more recent tattoos, can be used on all skin types and can be used just about anywhere on the body. Unlike many tattoo removal laser treatments, PicoSure® Tattoo Removal can handle challenging pigments for optimal results.

PicoSure® Tattoo Removal works on:

  • Multicolored tattoos
  • Hard-to-remove blues and greens
  • Black ink
  • Stubborn, previously treated tattoos
  • Best of all, PicoSure® tattoo removal often requires fewer treatments than traditional laser tattoo removal.

How does PicoSure® Tattoo Removal work?

PicoSure® aesthetic lasers don’t rely on heat alone to burn or melt away unwanted tattoo ink. Instead, PicoSure® uses rapid-fire delivery that sends energy pulses into the skin targeting tiny particles that make up pigment and tattoo ink. These rapid pulses, which last only trillionths of a second, cause the targeted particles to vibrate and shatter without burning surrounding tissue.

Then the microscopic particles are carried away by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system and eliminated naturally. Once the pigmented ink particles are gone, you are left with clear skin with low risk of discoloration or scarring.

By using ultra-fast pulses and specific wavelengths, PicoSure® protects surrounding tissues from heat damage and injury.

PicoSure Tattoo Removal is safe and effective for all skin types. Ready for a fresh start?

What can I expect during treatment?

Treatments for an average sized tattoo typically take about 10 minutes each, but larger or more complex tattoos may take longer. Patients report that PicoSure® is far more comfortable than traditional laser tattoo removal, which can feel like you are getting tattooed all over again. PicoSure® patients may still feel some discomfort, so talk to your provider about pain prevention and relief during and after treatment.

The number of PicoSure® Tattoo Removal treatments needed will depend on the types of ink used, the size of the tattoo, tattoo location and lifestyle habits. Typical treatment intervals are six to eight weeks for tattoo removal. Your provider will create a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. PicoSure® Tattoo Removal has been shown to more effectively remove  tattoos in fewer treatments than other laser treatments available on the market. And, of course, the tattoo removal is permanent.

What are the risks of PicoSure Tattoo Removal?

PicoSure® treatment is gentler and more targeted than traditional laser tattoo removal but still has minor risks. Some patients may experience a temporary lightening in skin color of the treated area. Normal color should be restored when healing is complete. PicoSure® Tattoo Removal is specially designed with safety in mind. Incidents of scarring are very rare. After tattoo removal treatment, skin is more vulnerable to sunlight, so minimizing sun exposure and use of sunscreen of SPF30+ is recommended.

What is my next step?

Ready for a fresh start and clear skin? PicoSure® treats all colors of tattoo ink on all skin types, so it’s very likely that it could be the right laser removal treatment for you!

For a personalized consultation, call us at (805) 434-3000 or email reception@stanislausobgyn.com, and we’ll help you explore your best options for complete tattoo removal.