Due to its excellent efficiency and safety, Pico laser has become the gold standard for tattoo removal.
Traditionally, tattoo ink being targeted by Q-switched laser will be ‘melted’ and then be removed by the body.. Pico laser, being the most powerful laser in its class, is able to shatter the tattoo ink into much smaller particles before melting it away. This shattering effect (photo-acoustic) is due to high power + ultrafast pulse of Pico laser.
The number of treatment sessions required is also significantly reduced as compared to the use of traditional laser, e.g. a black ink tattoo requires 10 sessions of traditional laser can be removed with Pico laser in just 3-4 sessions.
Do bear in mind that tattoo ink of green, yellow, and red may require more sessions compared to black and blue ink. Apart from the colors of tattoo ink, number of treatments also depend on the skin color and the depth of the ink.
With adequate numbing cream, the discomfort is tolerable. The discomfort is much lesser than getting the tattoo itself.
Black/blue ink requires 3-4 sessions, other colors may need at least 10 sessions. Pico laser can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
Mild redness, swelling and oozing are expected. The oozing will stop within hours and redness may stay for 4-5 days.
Pico laser works by shattering and melting the tattoo ink, without harming the surrounding skin. Hence, no scar will be seen after the treatment.