Laser Tattoo Removal with Picosure for Men
Tattoos are more popular than ever. However, studies show a third of men regret the ink they got when they were younger. Nowadays, you can easily get rid of your youthful mistakes thanks to Laser Tattoo Removal with the Picosure Laser. In our Epilium & Skin London clinic, we offer the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology.
How does Picosure laser work to remove tattoos?
Since the 80’s, doctors have removed tattoos with traditional Q-Switched lasers with nanosecond pulse duration. The Picosure technology using Picosecond pulse duration is 100 times faster. This is a revolution in the field of tattoo removal, it is more effective and safe with less treatments. Picosure delivers incredibly short laser pulses that penetrate under the top layer of the skin to target ink and break it into tiny particles. The quick photothermal effect shatters the ink pigments into small dust particles the body will eliminate through the lymphatic system. A Picosure laser can remove ink of all colors.
The advantage of this technique is that photomechanical effects target ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue. We’ve seen that adverse reactions, such as scarring, is not reported in clinical studies.
How many Picosure treatments are necessary?
A series of 4 to 6 treatments are recommended to clear blue, green and black ink as these colors fade quickly. Red and yellow colors often need a few more sessions. If you just wish to fade your tattoo for a cover up you will only need a few sessions. Treatments intervals are 6 to 8 weeks to allow the body to properly eliminate the pigments.
The number of sessions depends on various things: type and depth of tattoo, quality and concentration of ink, and more. We recommend an initial consultation with our practitioner and a patch test as each patient is unique and will be evaluated prior to treatment.
In any case you will have better results with fewer treatments than with any other laser.
How painful is Picosure Tattoo removal?
Picosure Lasers are not painless, but it is bearable as the treatment is quick. To be more comfortable, an anesthetic cream can be applied two hours before your session.
Tattoo Removal Results?
- Better tattoo clearance and a reduction of side effects
- Better whitening compared to any other traditional lasers
- No side effects or scarring
- Picosure technology can remove all ink colors