THE WORLD'S FIRST PICOSECOND LASER
TATTOO REMOVAL WITH PicoSure®
Over the next few weeks, the body’s scavenger cells remove pigment residues, resulting in lightening of the tattoo.
PICO VS NANO
The PicoSure® Laser is likened by many doctors to be an upgrade of the Nano Laser.
With its higher photo-acoustic energy, the Pico Laser breaks down pigmentation into smaller fragments compared to a Nano Laser (Q-Switched Laser). These smaller fragments are then cleared faster by the body. Plus, because of its substantially shorter pulse duration (the length of time the energy spends in your skin), the Pico Laser has less of a photo-thermal effect. This means there’s less heat generated that may adversely affect surrounding skin tissues.
CAN PicoSure® REMOVE ALL SORTS OF TATTOO INKS IN THE SKIN?
As the leading picosecond laser, PicoSure® is able to treat all colors of tattoo ink on patients of all skin-types, so it’s very likely that PicoSure® could work for you! Plus, PicoSure® has been shown to remove tattoos in fewer treatments so speak to your local provider to about a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Picosecond pulse creates an intense photomechanical impact known as PressureWave™. Very swiftly, PressureWave™ shatters the target particles. Each burst occurs in picoseconds (trillionths of a second).
This process results in target clearance for colours such as dark blue, black, red, orange and yellow with fewer treatments and less fluence, without injury to the surrounding skin. The treatment of stubborn sky-blue and green inks or previously treated but unsuccessful tattoos is also possible with PicoSure.
WHAT IS A PressureWave™?
Picosecond pulses generate a strong photomechanical impact a.k.a PressureWave™. Each PressureWave™ occurs in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) – allowing for spot clearing of tattoo pigments with lesser treatments and lesser injury to surrounding skin. PicoSure® is also better absorbed by pigmentation hence, lesser treatments and a greater pigment clearance percentage. By inducing laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB), dermal remodelling can be triggered within the skin.
CAN PicoSure® REMOVE TATTOO ON ASIAN SKIN?
ANY CHANCE OF SCARRING OF THE SKIN AFTER PicoSure® TATTOO REMOVAL?
OTHER THAN TATTOO REMOVAL ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS?
- Brighten your skin for youthful radiance
- Improve your skin tone and treat stubborn pigmentation
- Minimize pores for a smoother complexion
- Effectively target acne scars and blemishes
IS THIS TREATMENT SAFE?
PicoSure® laser therapies are FDA-approved and PicoSure® 's ultra-fast pulses and specialized wavelengths work together to minimize the amount of heat that is transferred. Less heat means less chances for damage to occur to any surrounding skin, lessening risks of injury. For this reason, Pico is extremely safe and can be applied to any area of the face and body
It utilises different pulses for different responses. PicoSure® increases pressure on ink particles by reducing the width from 750ps to 550ps.
HOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Picosecond Lasers can remove tattoos with up to 80 – 90% improvement in 5-6 treatment sessions. The most dramatic improvements are usually seen in the first few laser sessions.
Results are dependent on the type of ink, the area where it is applied, the colours, the designs as well as the depth of the skin which made them unique to every individual. Hence, removing of tattoo is different for every person. Some of our patients have 50 – 70% improvement after just 1 session.
HOW TOLERABLE IS THIS TREATMENT?
ARE RESULTS PERMANENT?
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIMELINE LIKE?
The downtime is usually 3 – 7 days of skin redness and mild scabbing. During this time, sun protection is of utmost importance. Post-laser care is the difference between achieving a good result and development of complications.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Some patients may expereince 1 - 3 hours of mild redness immediately after the PicoSure® laser. However, overall there is no thermal injury to the dermis and hence, minimal downtime. You can resume with normal day to day activities but for 24 hours do avoid activities that stimulates facial heating such as exercising.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
AM I A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR PicoSure®
As you may have heard, effective tattoo removal in Singapore is definitely not cheap, which makes it all the more important to get it right the first time!
If you are still unsure of how you can benefit from a tattoo removal with the PicoSure® laser treatment, we would like to invite you down for a nonobligatory, private consultation with Dr. Vicki. At VIDASKIN Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our approach to patient care is personal and bespoke, with carefully crafted treatment plans that perfectly meet your wants and needs.
Feel free to send us some photos instead if you are unable to find the time for a consultation. Our qualified staffs and doctor here at VIDASKIN is here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals so you can look and feel your best.