Would you like o remove a tattoo that you are no longer proud of, PicoSure to the rescue. See the most commonly asked questions and answers about this treatment below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal, like many cosmetic laser treatments, operates on a principle known as selective photothermolysis. PicoSure is unique because it uses photomechanical Pressure Wave technology, which is capable of shattering even the smallest targeted ink particles. The laser’s ultra-short pulse duration creates an intense but tolerable impact, breaking up the tattoo ink into tiny dust-like particles that are easily eliminated from your body.
Will PicoSure work on my skin type?
PicoSure is designed to effectively treat every color of tattoo ink on every skin type. For that reason, most people are excellent candidates for laser tattoo removal with PicoSure.
Is a PicoSure session painful?
During a PicoSure treatment, you will likely experience a feeling that resembles a rubber band snapping against your skin. You may also feel a warm sensation in the treatment area. Many patients find the treatment tolerable, though we can also numb the area for optimal comfort. Our team will do everything they can to make your laser tattoo removal session more comfortable
How many sessions of PicoSure are needed?
The number of treatments you will need to fully remove your tattoo will depend on several factors, including:
The size of the tattoo
The ink color
The depth of the tattoo
Your skin tone
To prevent scarring, we take a gradual approach that spaces out the removal and allows your skin to be almost as if you had never received a tattoo.
Is each session of PicoSure a long ordeal?
PicoSure is 100x times faster than any other laser on the market. This means in under 10 minutes, you will require fewer sessions overall in order to achieve your desired results. Even dark red, orange and green inks – which are usually the most difficult to remove – can be effectively cleared with fewer treatments. #nyc #dermatology #tattoo #removal #laser #tattooremoval #noninvasive #experts #picosure