PicoSure Laser Skin Treatment and Tattoo Removal

New Product Alert! Have a tattoo you regret? You’re not alone. In fact, close to 25 percent of tattooed Americans are regretful of their ink.

Until the introduction of laser tattoo removal, people often resorted to acid treatments, dermabrasion and surgical excision to get rid of their ink. But as tattoos continue to grow in popularity, so have improved tattoo removal methods.

Our office is pleased to announce that we are now offering PicoSure treatment for tattoo removals and other types of skin treatment. Considered the first and only picosecond laser to be approved by the FDA, PicoSure may be the most important advancement in tattoo removal.

PicoSure for Skin Treatments

PicoSure is not just for tattoo removal; it is also a quick and easy non-surgical laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles and other forms of skin damage.

With PicoSure laser treatments you can expect impressive results without the usual discomfort caused by traditional methods. From now on, face-lifts, fillers and toxins – along with their side effects and significant healing time – should be considered a “last resort”.

PicoSure laser treatments can help you achieve that youthful appearance without the added risks.

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is an FDA-approved aesthetic laser technology that uses ultra-short bursts of energy to remove tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoSure delivers energy to the problem area in short pulses that are measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second). This energy causes tattoo ink or other types of skin damage to break apart into tiny particles that can be easily eliminated from the body.

How does it work?

PicoSure is a step up from traditional laser technologies. Before PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been the ideal way to remove tattoos. Q-switched lasers use thermal treatment to heat up and break apart ink particles. But heat delivered to the skin’s pigment and surrounding areas can often leave visible scars where the tattoo used to be.

With PicoSure’s PressureWave Technology, ultra-short bursts of energy hit the ink with a pressure so strong that ink is shattered into dust size particles that can be more readily and naturally eliminated from the body. With PicoSure you can expect less treatments with better results.

Whether dealing with tattoo removal, brown spots, acne scars, freckles, sun damage or pigmented lesions, the PicoSure laser focuses on your problem areas while offering a gentler treatment.

Why PicoSure?

PicoSure’s laser removal technology promises fewer treatments, better precision, greater effectiveness and competitive pricing compared to existing nanosecond treatments. Aside from removing tattoos, it can also be used to remove benign pigmented lesions like age spots, moles and acne scars. PicoSure is quick and easy. This laser skin treatment does not involve any surgery and is ideal for those seeking a more youthful appearance. The PicoSure laser can safely treat multiple areas of the body including face, hands, legs and chest.

PicoSure’s laser technology guarantees:

  • Fewer treatments – PicoSure makes tattoo removal faster than ever before. The number of treatments required to completely eliminate a tattoo from the body depends on several factors such as the size of the tattoo, the patient’s lifestyle habits, the type of laser used for the treatment and the type of ink used to create the tattoo. PicoSure is the only picosecond laser technology that offers bother 755nm and 532nm wavelength options to treat the full color spectrum of tattoo inks. Clinical studies of the PicoSure laser to treat scars have shown dramatic results after only three treatments.
  • Greater effectiveness – The PicoSure laser has proven successful at treating stubborn colors as well as previously treated tattoos. Dust size ink particles formed by the PicoSure laser are typically eliminated from the body within four to six weeks after treatment. Individual results will vary.
  • Better precision – PicoSure is extremely precise. This laser removal technology has the ability to carefully treat a small area without affecting the surrounding tattoo. PicoSure can also be used to lighten a tattoo in preparation for a cover up – though it is often recommended that you wait six week between your laser treatment and your tattoo cover up.
  • Competitive pricing – The cost of PicoSure laser treatments vary based on the colors featured in the tattoo, the area of the body, complexity and size of the problem area. Though PicoSure costs more per visit than your traditional tattoo removal technologies, it offers greater results in half the time.

As with any normal response to tattoo removal and/or laser treatments, patients can expect some blisters and scabbing following PicoSure laser treatment.

Talk to a member of our team at Mount Pleasant Dermatology to find out if PicoSure is right for you. To learn more about laser treatment technologies, treatments and pricing, book a consultation today!