PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal – Frequently Asked Questions
PicoWay is a dual wavelength picosecond laser made by Syneron Candela. This machine enables the removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos, and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type. This machine’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue. These bursts of energy to create a photo-mechanical impact which breaks up the tattoo ink into smaller, more easily eliminated particles.
This is the world’s first and only dual laser machine with proprietary PicoWay technology:
- Dual wavelengths – 1064 NM & 532 NM – in one laser system
- Treat the widest range of tattoos – two wavelengths to treat most tattoo colors and types, including recalcitrant tattoos
- Treat dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions – large spot sizes enable deep penetration when needed
- Highest peak power – for effective energy over the broadest range of spot sizes
- Shortest picosecond pulses – 40% shorter picosecond pulses mean effective, yet lower energy for less risk of side effects
It’s unique, proprietary mode of action has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market for supreme efficiency, safety, and comfort. These short pulses enable the strong Photoacoustic impact needed to break up pigment particles using lower fluences, allowing for more clearance in fewer treatments. The novel design and architecture enables the machine to be robust, reliable, and scalable for future application developments.
Q-Switch technology requires many treatment sessions, causes great discomfort during treatment. Additionally, it often incompletely removes tattoos and pigmented lesions. Picosecond technology has pulse durations that are 100 times shorter than Q-Switch lasers, and in the trillionths of a second. The Photoacoustic impact created by these bursts of energy breaks up the ink into smaller, more easily absorbed particles. This machine is the answer physicians are looking for to combat the reluctance clients have to treat tattoos and more complex pigmented lesions.
PicoWay is indicated for the treatment of tattoos and benign cutaneous pigmented lesions. The decision to treat with laser therapy should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient health history.
What Types of Pigmented Lesions Can Be Treated?
Pigmented lesions that can be treated with this machine include, but are not limited to: Laser Skin Toning, Solar or Senile Lentigines, Freckles (Ephelides), Café au lait, Nevus of Ota, and Beckers Nevus.
What Types of Tattoos Can Be Treated?
Various kinds of tattoos can be treated, including professional, amateur, traumatic, and also recalcitrant. Recalcitrant tattoos are those of which have proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.
What Are the Wavelengths for PicoWay?
With the 532 NM and 1064 NM wavelengths for the system, laser irradiation is selectively absorbed by the targeted pigment with minimal effect on the surrounding tissue. This is accomplished by careful selection of the wavelength that yields maximum absorption by the target and minimum absorption by surrounding skin structures. The laser pulse duration is controlled to be equal to or shorter than the thermal relaxation time of the target, to minimize heat transfer to surrounding tissues. The dual wavelengths enable removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos, and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type.
Is This Treatment Safe for All Skin Types?
Yes. Ideally, the wavelength selected for laser tattoo removal should be highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment and only minimally absorbed by other chromophores in the skin. Absorption of radiation by most pigments in amateur and professional tattoos is strong in the near-infrared region of the spectrum. By contrast, the surrounding melanin has a broad absorption band throughout the ultra-violet, visible and near-infrared regions of the spectrum, with absorption of light greatest in the ultraviolet, and least in the near-infrared. Other chromophores in the skin, such as hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, should have little to no absorption of light within the selected wavelength. The 532 NM and 1064 NM wavelengths produced by this laser have been carefully selected to utilize the difference in absorption for the treatment of tattoo pigments. The treatment of tattoos can therefore be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures.
What Is the Effect of the Pulse Duration on the Efficiency of Laser Tattoo Removal?
In order to be effective, the laser pulse duration should be shorter than the thermal relaxation time of the target absorbing the laser radiation to confine the thermal damage and spare surrounding skin structures. The ultra-short picosecond pulses delivered by this system enable the strongest Photoacoustic impact needed to break down pigment particles into smaller particles than other lasers, using lower fluences, for better results in fewer treatments. The relaxation time of a target is determined by its size. Fragmenting the absorber into smaller particles enables the phagocytes to more effectively dispose of the fragmented particulates. Since the wavelength and pulse duration of the laser are carefully controlled, treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos can be achieved with minimal energy densities, reducing the possibility of adverse effects on adjacent normal skin structures.
PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal in Encino
Powerful & Effective Laser Tattoo Removal in Encino
It is estimated that more than 25% of people who get tattoos regret them at some point in their lives. If getting a tattoo is a decision you’ve come to regret for personal, professional, or social reasons, you may have already considered the different removal methods out there.
If your body art no longer fits your lifestyle, don’t despair! HairFree Laser Center offers PicoWay by Syneron Candela, the most-up-to-date technology in laser tattoo removal in Encino. PicoWay Laser technology is revolutionizing tattoo removal efforts. Treatments are safer and more comfortable than ever before, and the outcomes are much more predictable.
Thanks to new PicoWay Laser technology, tattoo removal is far less challenging than it’s ever been. Traditional removal methods, including old Q-switch lasers, lightening creams, Microdermabrasion, and cosmetic surgery often prove disappointing, painful, and time-consuming.
Medical-grade PicoWay lasers produce specific wavelengths of laser light that targets tattoo ink in very short bursts. Short pulses of energy create a shockwave that fragments the ink into tiny particles in order to remove the tattoo. Microscopic fragments are then safely reabsorbed by the body and dispelled by the immune system.
Not All Laser Tattoo Removal Was Created Equal
If you’re considering laser tattoo removal in Encino, HairFree Laser Center provides leading hi-tech laser technology by PicoWay by Syneron Candela. Advances in laser technology have undoubtedly made laser tattoo removal the safest, most effective method of removing unwanted tattoos. Some of the toughest and most resistant colors and designs can be completely erased in fewer treatments. What’s more, our clients tell us they experience far less discomfort with PicoWay than the traditional Q-switched nanosecond lasers.
What Makes PicoWay Different?
The PicoWay laser has the greatest power combined with the shortest pulse duration in tattoo removal technology. PicoWay pulses are more than 100 times shorter than the pulses generated by traditional Q-switched laser treatments. These ultra-short Photoacoustic impacts are shorter than the thermal relaxation time of the target, which means that the treatment only affects your tattoo, and leaves surrounding tissue unharmed. By generating picosecond pulses that can be measured in only trillionths of a second, results can be achieved in half the time of nanosecond Q-switched lasers.
Picosecond pulses destroy tattoo ink powerfully, in less time.
The PicoWay Laser is highly-effective and safe for all skin types.
What Makes the PicoWay Laser So Powerful?
- Dual wavelengths 1064 & 532 NM
- Highest peak power
- Shortest picosecond pulses
Why Is PicoWay the Best Laser Tattoo Removal Option?
- Complete tattoo removal
- Fewer treatment sessions
- Less discomfort
- Effective for all colors and types of tattoos
- Suitable for all skin types
Tattoo regret is not something you have to live with anymore thanks to laser tattoo removal in Encino with HairFree Laser Center.
On consultation, our Medical Aesthetic specialists will observe your unique requirements for tattoo removal, and advise you on the recommended course of treatments for desired results.