PICOSURE® Tattoo Removal

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PICOSURE® Tattoo Removal

The new generation Picosure laser uses pico-second 755nm technology to smash away stubborn tattoo pigments safely. Even the most challenging blue, green and purple inks, or stubborn tattoos previously treated by conventional lasers can be effectively removed with this laser. With the Picosure laser, this have been reduced to half the original number of sessions required to clear tattoos, so you save time.

 

Our PicoSure® Tattoo Removal Laser is designed to treat both black and colour tattoos. This treatment is safe for all skin types with low or no downtime.

 

Contact us, we are more than happy to share why many are asking for Picosure laser treatment over the traditional lasers. Be sure, Picosure.

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THE WORLD'S FIRST PICOSECOND LASER

The cynosure PicoSure® laser was the world's first picosecond aesthetic laser hit the market place which went down as one of the industries most unprecedented innovation of technology. Today the Cynosure PicoSure® laser has evolved and most manufacturers boast a picosecond laser in the armoury. 
 
 
This breakthrough in technology meant laser pulses could be delivered to the skin in ultra-short burst ie picosecond bursts rather than the nano second technology that was then found. In fact picosecond technology is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology.
 
 
This technology allowed an unmatched photochemical impact for faster, more effective and less treatments in the clearance of tattoo and pigmentation. 
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TATTOO REMOVAL WITH PicoSure®

PicoSure® is the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, which works with your body to remove unwanted ink. PicoSure® delivers laser energy that specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the successful shattering of just the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue.
 
 
These pulses are so rapid they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink apart into tiny dust-like particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system, and eliminated naturally.
 
 

Over the next few weeks, the body’s scavenger cells remove pigment residues, resulting in lightening of the tattoo.

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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.

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WHAT SORT OF TATTOOS CAN PicoSure® REMOVE?

PicoSure® works effectively on:
  • Multicolored tattoos, including blues and greens
  • Hard-to-remove black ink
  • Stubborn, previously treated tattoos
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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.

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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.

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CAN PicoSure® REMOVE TATTOO ON ASIAN SKIN?

When dealing with asian skin types, PicoSure® treatments are a safe and effective method. With proven clinical validation, with 26 publications and 59 abstracts to date, you can confidently use PicoSure® to treat tattoo removals on all skin types and deal with skin discolorations, fine lines, sun spots and acne scar without any adverse reaction or post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) in Asian skins.
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ANY CHANCE OF SCARRING OF THE SKIN AFTER PicoSure® TATTOO REMOVAL?

Earlier methods in tattoo removal involved the use of crude and painful dermabrasion, salabrasion (using coarse table salt and a moist abrasive pad), surgery and CO2 lasers, but these procedures had a much higher risk of scarring, which may have been worse than having the tattoo itself.
 
 
PicoSure® is designed with safety in mind and incidents of scarring are very rare. Tattoo removal treatments require more energy than skin revitalization and some patients may experience hypopigmentation (a lightening in skin color of the treated area) but this is usually temporary and normal skin is typically restored once healing is complete.
 
 
Under our care, tattoos are effectively removed with close to no risk of scarring. The art of laser tattoo removal is to remove the tattoo as quickly as possible, but at the same time do it safely without scarring. 
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OTHER THAN TATTOO REMOVAL ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS?

Yes! PicoSure Laser treatment helps with :
  • 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
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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.

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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. 

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HOW TOLERABLE IS THIS TREATMENT?

Laser tattoo removal is a relatively comfortable procedure. The sensation of the PicoSure® treatment is often describes to be similar to a snap of a rubber band. Usually, a optional topical numbing will be applied prior to treatment. Most patients who opt for the topical numbing have shared that they barely feel anything during treatment.
 
 

ARE RESULTS PERMANENT?

PicoSure® Tattoo removal and acne scar results are permanent. Skin revitalization treatment results are long lasting, but some pigment conditions can be recurrent. Some patients find that a PicoSure® Focus treatment every six months can help prevent accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles.
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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.

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ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects of laser procedures are generally few but may include hyperpigmentation, or an abundance of color in the skin at the treatment site, and hypopigmentation, where the treated area lacks normal skin color. On occasion, blisters may form on the treated area, but this goes away in less than a week. Other possible side effects include infection of the site, lack of complete pigment removal and a less than 5 percent chance of permanent scarring (keloids, etc). The vast majority of patients report having no side effects.
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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.