Laser is the most common and most successful method of tattoo removal. Most doctors remove the tattoos with the so-called picosecond laser. The laser light breaks down the color pigments on the skin into small individual parts. Since the color pigments are in the middle layer of skin in a professional tattoo, the upper layer of skin is spared. The risk of scars is, therefore, lower than with conventional Nd:YAG lasers.
Tattoo removal using a laser process – for many of those affected, this initially means an overcoming. Questions like “Is this dangerous?”, “How does it work?” and “How much does a treatment cost?” stand in the room. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about the pico laser treatment for you at a glance.
What are the advantages of the PicoSure® laser?
The most important advantage of this treatment method is the more precise, faster, and less painful removal process. The pico laser emits shorter pulses and is, therefore, gentler on the skin. And at the same time, the end result is better than with other laser processes. In addition, the risk of scarring is significantly lower.
When is the perfect time for a treatment?
In general, tattoo removal with the PicoSure® laser is possible all year round. However, the winter months are particularly suitable, as it is much easier to avoid the sun’s rays after the treatment. In addition, the skin tone is paler in the winter months – the best conditions for a laser treatment!
Is such treatment painful?
It all depends on how sensitive the patient is. In general, tattoo removal with a laser is always associated with some pain, but this is significantly less with treatment with the PicoSure® laser or 皮秒激光 than with other removal methods. Usually, there will be a tolerable burning sensation that can be reduced with ointments, for example.
How long does a treatment take?
Of course, this varies from person to person and must be clarified on a case-by-case basis. Basically, significantly fewer treatments are required compared to a conventional nanosecond laser. On average, the total duration of treatment is around 6-12 weeks in most cases. There is about 2 weeks between the individual treatments.
When will I see the first results?
This is another advantage of the PicoSure® laser. In most cases, the tattoo is already lightened after the first session, and an improved result is clearly visible. The healing phase is also significantly shorter than with other lasers.
How much does treatment with the PicoSure® laser cost?
As a rule, it can be said that treatment with the PicoSure® laser is cheaper than other treatment methods. This is due to the fact that fewer sessions are required. However, one cannot give a flat-rate price, as this also depends on the area to be treated. The intensity of the tattoo (how many colors and which ones) also plays a role. Each tattoo must be assessed individually before deciding how many sessions are necessary.
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