Discovery of Pico laser and Tattoo Removal

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Pico laser is the latest breakthrough in terms of laser aesthetic removal technology. This is the new state-of-the-art tattoo removal laser system that can remove all types of tattoos.

The laser system can also be used for the treatment of various benign skin lesions. The new discovery transcends traditional picoseconds lasers by merging the highest possible power with better treatment modes and wavelengths. This is exactly what makes this laser system highly effective for various skin types and skin problems.

How does Pico effectively break down the tattoo pigment?

The tattoo or pigmentation is not easy to break down but Pico breaks down the pigmentation into various large particles, just like breaking down a boulder into large pebbles. After that, Pico-second mode further breaks down the larger pigments into finer particles and the process continues until the entire pigmentation is broken down completely.

This new laser system is distinctive because it is the only laser, with three wavelengths, allowing the breaking down of the full spectrum of the pigmentation or tattoo colors.

How long does it take to perform the procedure?

This depends on the size of the pigmentation, the ink color of the tattoo and the type of it i.e. if the tattoo is amateur or professional one. All of these factors determine the number of sessions that are required to remove the tattoo. However, with the discovery of this new laser system, the number of sessions required for removal has significantly reduced.

Furthermore, the successful and earliest removal of tattoo also depends on the professional performing the procedure. When you work with an experienced professional, it first evaluates the pigmentation and the treatment response and then recommends the number of treatments required to remove the tattoo completely and with virtually no trace of it.