PicoSure Tattoo Removal: The New Kid on the Block

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Picosure tattoo removalPicosure (or Pico) tattoo removal method is fairly new on the scene. It has been trialled and used in certain parts of the USA with a fair amount of success. It simply is the evolution of the traditional laser tattoo removal method into a smaller, more powerful and thus a quicker tattoo removal tool.

This means that it is still a laser and uses pulses of light generated by the laser in order to penetrate the skin and break up the ink particles from your tattoo of choice to be removed so that your natural defences can then take over and do the rest when it comes to disposing of the ink particles that have been broken up by the laser.

How does it work?

This is the question on everybody’s mind. How does it work? Simply put, it emits bursts of laser at a much faster period and at a much shorter wavelength. Think of it like this:

A woman of average weight and height wearing stilettos produces more pressure than a fully grown elephant.

This is why you see on wooden floors (usually dance floors) in bars and clubs etc small little circular marks. It is the stiletto heal that has dug itself into the wooden floor.

What has this got to do with Pico laser tattoo removal?

Good question. The answer is simple.

Surface Area.

In terms of physics, the smaller the surface area, the more pressure it will emit on that specific spot. Thus when talking about it in terms of the Pico tattoo removal method, the laser emits a much shorter wavelength pulse (lessening the surface area even more than the traditional laser method) and at a much faster speed.

The combination of these 2 elements within the laser means that the ink particles can now be broken down even further into smaller particles so the removal process will be quicker requiring less laser treatment sessions.

PicoSecond vs NanoSecond

So the 2 elements of change are surface area and speed.

  • Speed – Pico laser treatment delivers pulses of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. Traditional Q switched lasers are slower (a billionth of a second).
  • Surface Area – Pico laser treatment bursts are 100X shorter in wavelength than traditional Q Switched laser bursts are.

The battle then seems to be won by the New Kid on the Block. It seems like a fitting “evolution” to the ongoing laser tattoo removal methods.

Before and After Pics

picosecond lasers before and after
nanosecond lasers before and afterreal life pico and nano tattoo removal treatments

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