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PicoSure Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Just Got Faster!

If you have a tattoo that just isn’t you and you want it off, there is good news. Removing tattoos just got faster! With the recent surge in popularity of tattoos and the advancements in tattoo artistry, there are many reasons why a person with an existing tattoo may want it removed. An upcoming wedding? Employment opportunities? Perhaps simply to clear the canvas for better artwork?

Whatever the reason, Skinworks has the latest technology in tattoo removal HALF the number of treatments compared with older technology, saving you time and money.

How Does Tattoo Removal Works?

The ink used in tattoos is made from minerals. To understand how tattoo removal works think of the ink as tiny rocks.

Picosure is the latest technolgy proven to remove tattoos faster and better compared to "Q-Switch" which is a older technology available on the market. Traditional lasers used for tattoo removal are called Q-Switches. These nano-second lasers predominantly rely on photothermal action and deliver heat into the pigment and surrounding tissue. With multiple treatments the “rocks” are broken down into smaller and smaller “pebbles.” Many treatments are required to slowly clear the ink and total clearance is rarely possible.

What Makes Picosure Different?

Picosure operates at speeds measured in nanoseconds. It uses pressure-wave technology that creates an intense mechanical impact that shatters the ink into tiny particles. The “rocks” are not reduced to “pebbles,” but instead become “sand.” These tiny ink particles are easily eliminated from the body. Tattoos are cleared in fewer treatments, with less fluence, and without adding injuring to the surrounding skin.

The Picosure laser is effective on previously treated tattoos (Shadow Tattoo’s) that failed to clear and even stubborn inks can be removed with fewer treatments.

What to Expect

Healing time after a Picosure treatment is similar to that of traditional lasers but far fewer treatments are required. Dark colours such as black and dark blue will fade the fastest and may require only 1 to 3 treatments. Other colours fade more slowly and may require 5 (or more) treatments. Red and white will fade much slower than other colours. You will appreciate the clearer look of your skin as the pigment diminishes gradually over a period of 6 weeks.

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