As tattoos have become more popular, the demand for tattoo removal has also surged. As laser technology has continued to advance, PICOCARE has become the go-to option for removing full color tattoos.
Here's what you need to know about the PICOCARE laser for tattoo removal.
What is PICOCARE?
PICOCARE is an FDA-approved picosecond laser that has been shown to be effective in removing dermal pigment lesions such as tattoos. The laser offers several different wavelengths that efficiently remove tattoo ink, including dark colors like black, dark blue, and brown.
Picocare is so named because It has a 450-picosecond pulse, equal to 450 trillionths of a second. This incredibly fast pulse allows laser energy to penetrate deep into the targeted areas without damaging the skin's surface. The laser is effective in removing tattoos no matter their condition, whether they’re faded or still look good as new.
The laser can be used on any part of the body. PICOCARE is fitted with a handpiece that is ideal for treating the face or other difficult areas of the body.
How It Works
PICOCARE has a pulse duration of less than one nanosecond and offers four treatment wavelengths. The laser comes with a fractional handpiece, which can be used to treat a larger surface area.
Because of the laser’s high speed, tissue cells are divided into smaller pieces in a shorter amount of time. This allows the laser to be used to treat target areas with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues.
While there are many other lasers on the market, PICOCARE is the best option for tattoo removal. This laser:
- Offers shorter treatment and recovery time
- Minimizes damage to the surrounding skin
- Causes little to no pain or discomfort
Unlike other lasers, PICOCARE delivers energy in shorter bursts. This not only removes pigment, it also remodels the skin, improving texture and overall appearance.
Does Treatment Hurt?
Most patients say that laser tattoo removal feels like getting a tattoo. Others relate it to something warm being snapped against the skin. During treatment, a cooling device is used, along with numbing cream, to make the process as comfortable as possible.
After treatment, you'll notice that your skin has a frosted look to it. This subsides in a matter of minutes.
What Happens After Laser Treatment?
After treatment, your skin will be tender and more sensitive. This usually lasts a few days and will subside with proper post-treatment care.
In caring for your skin post-treatment:
- Clean the area using a gentle soap and then pat dry
- Apply a thin layer of ointment to keep it moist
- Don't rub or scratch the treated area
- Avoid using hot tubs or swimming pools until the treated area is fully healed
- Minimize sun exposure
Depending on the size, location, and color of the tattoo, you may require several treatment sessions to remove it entirely.
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