If you’re tired of looking at that old tattoo that you now come to regret, laser removal is an efficient way to remove it. The PicoSure laser has created a lot of buzz since coming onto the market, because it works fast, and produces dramatic results. Nevertheless, people are still nervous about laser tattoo removal because they’ve heard that it can be painful. But is PicoSure laser tattoo removal painful?
The PicoSure Laser
PicoSure is an advanced picosecond (trillionth of a second) aesthetic laser that can be used to get rid of unwanted tattoos. It works efficiently to eliminate all types of tattoo ink, including stubborn colors such as blue and green. PicoSure achieves better results in a shorter time, because the picosecond technology delivers laser pulses at a much faster rate than the traditional nanosecond lasers.
The number of laser treatments needed to remove a tattoo varies depending on several factors such as the colors, type of ink, and depth of the ink. However, it can take an average of 5-8 treatments. Sessions are generally spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
How It Works
PicoSure delivers rapid pulses of picosecond energy that is absorbed by the ink, and breaks it up into smaller particles. The particles are processed and eliminated by the body.
Is It Painful?
PicoSure laser tattoo removal is considered very tolerable, when compared to other lasers used for tattoo removal. Most patients feel some discomfort as the laser is moved across the skin, but the treatment is not painful. However, patients should be aware that individual pain tolerance will vary, so the treatment won’t be ‘pain-free.’