Laser tattoo removal procedures are among the most efficient and most sought after methods among dermatologists and patients alike for tattoo removal. They are performed with greater ease and precision than other tattoo removal methods, and are effective at removing even deep, dark ink pigments when multiple treatment sessions are performed.
The Picosure laser is among the most advanced modern lasers used in tattoo removal procedures throughout the country. But how do they stack up to other lasers, and what makes some dermatologists prefer them? Picosure results tend to be superior!
The first thing to understand is that basically all tattoo laser removal works in essentially the same way. The laser is targeted at the ink of a tattoo and the emitted wavelengths break down the ink pigments into particles small enough to be efficiently absorbed by the body. Since tattoo ink molecules are too large for the body to absorb, they settle on the layers of skin unless they are properly broken down.
Picosure lasers use pressure waves to break down the ink with a laser that is measured in picoseconds (or 1 trillionth of a second, which is about 1000 times faster than a nanosecond). Many of those who advocate the Picosure laser do so because they believe that because the laser of a Picosure fires so much faster than other lasers, it is able to break down the tattoo ink into even smaller particles. Smaller particles mean easier absorption and quicker disappearance. In fact, those who use Picosure lasers claim that they can take out tattoos in half the amount of sessions compared with other lasers.
Picosure tattoo removal advocates will also say that the pressure wave energy used by Picosure lasers is better than the thermal energy of other lasers because thermal energy has a greater chance of damaging surrounding skin tissue. However, it’s important to note that Picosure users should be properly trained and well experienced because misuse of Picosure lasers can cause a lot of damage to the skin, even if they are overall less risky than other lasers.