We are Tattoo Removal Experts
A lot of people love their tattoos and keep them forever. But others decide a couple of years down the road that they really don’t want that snake on their arm or their ex’s name on their chest. What then?
Laser treatment is the best option for tattoo removal. The laser sends a short beam of light through the top layers of your skin, with the laser’s energy aimed at specific pigments in the tattoo. Those destroyed pigments are then removed by the macrophages of your body’s immune system.
While tattoos are considered permanent, it is sometimes possible to remove them, fully or partially, with laser treatments. Typically, black colored inks can be removed more completely than multicolored inks.
Before laser treatment, the skin is numbed with a cream of a local anesthetic. Then a powerful pulse of energy is applied to the tattoo to heat and shatter the tattoo ink. Multicolored tattoos might need treatment with various lasers and different wavelengths.
After the procedure, you might notice swelling and possibly blistering or mild bleeding. Antibiotic ointment can help promote healing. You’ll likely need repeated sessions to lighten the tattoo.
The number of sessions depends on various factors, including the area of the body treated, skin color, ink color present, scarring, and amount of ink present. The effectiveness of the immune system may play a role as well.
Picocare is a US FDA-approved Picosecond Nd: YAG Laser that is used for treating a wide array of pigmentary disorders, scars treatment, nail fungal infection, and full-color range tattoo removal. Picocare is one of the most advanced laser systems with innovative technology for faster results.
Pico second Nd YAG laser
Now latest technology is available for tattoo removal by Pico second Nd YAG lasers. Picocare 450 is US FDA cleared Pico second Nd YAG laser for tattoo removal. While Q-switched lasers are having difficulty in removing color tattoos Picocare 450 is having dye hand piece to remove green, yellow, orange, and red-colored tattoos
How Picocare 450 works?
Watch how and where Picocare 450 works, how various colored tattoos are removed with before and after real images.
Factors contributing to the success of laser tattoo removal
There are a number of factors that determine how many treatments will be needed and the level of success one might experience. Age of tattoo, ink density, color, and even where the tattoo is located on the body, all play an important role in how many treatments will be needed for complete removal.
However, a rarely recognized factor of tattoo removal is the role of the client’s immune response. The normal process of tattoo removal is fragmentation followed by phagocytosis which is then drained away via the lymphatics. Consequently, it’s the inflammation resulting from the actual laser treatment and the natural stimulation of the hosts’ immune response that ultimately results in the removal of tattoo ink; thus variations in results are enormous.
US FDA approval
In 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the very first picoseconds laser for the treatment of unwanted tattoos and pigmented lesions. The picosecond laser is a revolutionary laser technology due to its much-shortened pulse duration of just 1012 seconds. However, success with the picosecond laser is not limited to pigmentary lesions in the skin of color patients. Another retrospective chart review of 56 patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI showed effectiveness in the treatment of striae and acne scarring using this same laser, but with a diffractive lens array (DLA) attachment. A recent case series reported the use of a picosecond laser in treating minocycline-induced pigmentation (MIP). MIP is a rare side effect that occurs after the long-term use of minocycline at doses above 100mg daily and often takes months or years to resolve
Finally, picosecond laser technology continues to evolve with the addition of newer wavelengths allowing for more targeted tattoo removal. A recent study demonstrated the use of a 1064-nm wavelength Nd:YAG picosecond laser for the successful removal of blue, black, and purple ink while 532-nm was used for red and yellow ink. These variable wavelengths allow for the more effective treatment of difficult-to-remove colors. Furthermore, while most lasers take around 7 to 10 treatments, which can be both costly and time-consuming, a recent review article reported several studies in which the picosecond laser achieved 75-percent clearance in just 4 to 5 treatments.