How PicoSure Works
Tattoo ink particles are extremely small so optimally a very short pulse is needed to break them up. PicoSure is a picosecond domain device, producing pulse durations in the trillionth of a second. PicoSure works first by appplying a mechanical or acoustic effect that simply breaks up the pigment; second is a thermal effect.
Unlike previous lasers used to remove tattoos, the PicoSure laser deposits an extreme amount of energy so fast that the tattoo ink, experiences significant photomechanical effects leading to a break-up of the ink or pigment particles. It can even remove difficult ink colors as well as previously treated tattoos faster and with fewer treatments. With data indicating that an estimated 20 percent of the 45 million Americans with at least one tattoo want to have it removed, the FDA clearance of PicoSure creates a first-mover advantage to treat a large and vastly underserved market.
Roy Geronemus, M.D., Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, performed a study in which 22 subjects with multicolored and recalcitrant tattoos were treated with PicoSure over a two-week period. The results demonstrated greater than 80% overall tattoo clearance. On average, 94% clearance was achieved for blue and green ink.
The picosecond laser’s shorter pulse duration erases tattoo pigment more efficiently, leading to a higher level of patient satisfaction and improved results compared with current nanosecond technology. Picosecond technology more effectively targets blue and green pigment, which is typically difficult to remove. In addition, PicoSure more rapidly lightens other colors, with improved recovery time due to less collateral injury to the surrounding tissue.
Boston dermatologists Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. and Jeffrey Dover, M.D., Directors of SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, called PicoSure “the most dramatic improvement in the treatment of tattoos and pigmented lesions in more than two decades” and said they expected the product to rapidly become the “first-in-class treatment” for these indications.
PicoSure delivers photothermal and significant photomechanical effects to the tattoo or pigmented lesion while leaving the surrounding tissue unheated. The speed of the picosecond laser makes this technology ideal for aesthetic applications in which large photomechanical stresses are applied to a particular target.
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Tattoos can be a beautiful human expression, but as our lives change, tattoo regret may take over. Everyone is unique and so is their tattoo, therefore it’s important to customize a plan that fits your individual needs. During your free consultation one of our Registered Nurses will determine the specific elements of your tattoo and devise a treatment plan that ensures you the best results. During your course of treatments in the removal process we will make adjustments according to how your tattoo is responding. Not all tattoos are the same, they have multiple colors and layers therefore successful removal is based on devising a treatment plan that meets your personal needs.
Tattoo Removal Cost
Consultations are always free. INKOFFMD tattoo removal prices are based on size and the number of treatments with our guarantee that if your tattoo ink is still visible after completing the number of treatments we recommend we will continue to treat your tattoo for up to one year following the last treatment.
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