We all have something we regret and for some of us that’s an ill-judged tattoo we got years ago...
After working with laser skin technology for over 6 years, we have found the best tattoo laser removal technology on the market, the new PicoSure® Aliciavonbrows Skin Clinic is proud to be the third clinic in Ireland to use this industry-leading laser technology to provide our clients with the best possible treatment.
The PicoSure® is the world’s first picosecond aesthetic laser and is unlike any other tattoo removal/ skin laser system as it doesn’t build up heat and burn the skin, causing less tissue damage and discomfort compared with other removal laser systems.
The device delivers 755nm energy in picoseconds; the delivery is so quick that it spares the skin from high thermal damage while optimally targeting unwanted tattoos.
But what exactly does the laser treat?
The PicoSure® provides comfortable and convenient tattoo removal options:
- Multicolored tattoos, including blues and greens
- Hard-to-remove black ink
- Stubborn, previously treated tattoo
How does the laser work?
The PicoSure® is different to many other lasers on the market today as instead of building up heat, the laser delivers energy so rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that tiny particles that make up pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter, without burning surrounding tissue. Less heat means less tissue damage and discomfort. The lasers’ innovative technology is designed to harness the body’s natural healing processes to restore your skin and using Focus lens technology, the PicoSure® effectively converts the laser energy into gentle pressure waves that activate Cell Signaling and the body’s natural communication processes.
The pulses used by the PicoSure® are so rapid they cause a change in pressure that breaks the tattoo ink apart into tiny micro particles. These particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system and secreted through the waste system. Overall, the average tattoo will need 6-8 sessions depending on the colour pigmentation and the age of the tattoo, with each session being spaced around 6 weeks apart in order to give the tattoo pigmentation optimal time to breakdown. In terms of how long each session lasts, it is dependent on the size of the tattoo, with smaller tattoo sessions only take between 3-5 minutes, whereas for a larger, sleeve style tattoo sessions are between 15-30 minutes.
What makes the PicoSure different from other laser offerings?
PicoSure® is the first of a new generation of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely solely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted tattoo ink or melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots in your skin. Instead, PicoSure engineers used cutting edge physics and medical science to help practitioners treat patients in a new way. Instead of building up heat, PicoSure® delivers energy so rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that tiny particles that make up pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter, without burning surrounding tissue. Less heat means less tissue damage and discomfort. PicoSure® is also proven to require fewer treatments than the older Q-Switch technology.
If you have a tattoo you’ve have been hiding for years, book in for a consultation with our team today!