What is PicoSecond Laser Tattoo Removal?
Pico means one trillionth of a second. This breakthrough in tattoo removal now moves us far ahead of where we were with our prior Qswitch and nano second tattoo removal devices. The PicoSecond technology allows for the efficacy of results in one treatment which previously with the Qswitch technology would take three treatments. This latest advance also greatly enhances safety and the range of skin types able to have this treatment. These devices are new and cutting edge, there are only 5 practices in Michigan offering Pico technology as of January 2016.
PicoSecond laser tattoo removal treatments target unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors like blues and greens, as well as previously treated tattoos.
You will experience fewer treatments, faster recovery time, and superior results with our groundbreaking PicoSecond technology.
PicoSecond laser technology is also proven to be effective for benign skin pigmentation, even difficult conditions such as melasma.
The PicoSecond laser’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond the heat and light based action of traditional lasers creating an intense photomechanical impact, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less light/heat damage and time on tissue and therefore less injury to the surrounding skin. Previously difficult to treat pigmented lesions and tattoos can be removed, and even dark, stubborn blue and green inks can be effectively treated at Procerus Skin Care Ann Arbor.
What can I expect during the process?
In terms of pain, much less than traditional lasers.
First, the tattoo might be numbed or chilled with cool air. Next, the PicoSecond short pulses essentially break the pigment down into miniscule particles, most patients liken the sensation to a heavy rubber band snapping against the skin.
Sessions will last between 5 to15 minutes. The number of sessions depends upon the size and characteristics of the tattoo.
What can I expect after the process?
Your tattoo area may become swollen and red, and some patients may experience small blisters or pinpoint bleeding. This may last from a few hours to a few days.
Often, you’ll feel a mild sunburn or itching sensation as well.
There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.
How much does Pico Laser Tattoo Removal cost?
Price Range: $200 -$500