PICOWAY – Tattoo Removal
Remove boldly. Treat lightly.
You can have confidence in the targeted PicoWay Laser System. PicoWay works by shattering tattoo ink into minuscule particles. The advanced PicoWay technology is highly effective, removing a broad range of ink colors.
Why is the PicoWay laser less painful than older technology? PicoWay light particles are so short, a trillionth of second (PICO). Pico light particles are able to break ink into a powdery mist, that the body can easily wash away (PHAGOCYTOSIS). Older technology used nano seconds. The ink was broken into shards. This caused a painful disruption under the skin. It also required a long healing time between sessions. The large particles of ink are not easy for the body to remove.
How much does it cost? How many treatments will it take? The cost depends on the number of treatments it requires. There are many variables that practitioners and scientists believe play a role.
Most people equate tattoo removal with pain. In that past this was true, with Picoway technology most treatments are very tolerable. The light particles are very low energy and a trillionth of a second. The ink gets vaporized or broken into dust sized particles. People that had laser hair removal say that is far worse than tattoo removal. If the tattoo is large and heavily inked we may want to consider a topical anesthetic.
After the laser treatment we will apply a cool compress. Reducing swelling and heat after trauma to the skin reduces the risk of unwanted pigment changes. We will apply a dressing after the treatment. It is best to leave it on for a full 24 hours. Depending on the size and or reaction we may want it to be dressed with ointment and fresh bandage everyday.
Some instances of Allergic Reaction have occured. An allergic reaction may occur to the ink that was dormant and encapsulated in your skin when the laser disintegrates it. You may not have been allergic to it when you got the tattoo, but you could have developed an allergy to similar proteins over the years.