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PicoSure

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How it Works

PicoSure® is the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic laser for multiple aesthetic applications including tattoo removal, skin revitalization, acne scar treatment, removal of pigmented lesions and wrinkle treatment. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology, enabling unmatched photomechanical impact for better clearance with fewer treatments and less fluence. The future is here.

The world’s FIRST and ONLY picosecond laser for:

  • Tattoo removal

  • Skin revitalization

  • Acne Scar Treatment

  • Removal of pigmented lesions

  • Wrinkle Treatment

PicoSure’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action creating an intense photomechanical impact, patented PressureWave™, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

Picosecond vs. Nanosecond Technology

Traditional nanosecond lasers predominately rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure takes advantage of PressureWave Technology to shatter the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body.

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Ultra-short Pulse Duration Is the Difference

  • Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond technology.
  • Only ultrashort pulse durations trigger photomechanical effect.
  • With this short pulse width, half the fluence is required compared to Q-Switched nanosecond lasers.

Laser Response Comparison

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The Results

Before & After Tattoos

Before & After Acne

Before & After Wrinkles

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What To Expect

You can expect minimal to no downtime following the procedure.

Tattoo removal is a simple outpatient procedure.  These are the important steps to follow to achieve a great result.  We recommend you purchase Biafine cream prior to your first treatment on biafinecream.com or from a dedicated seller on ebay.  Please wear comfortable footwear & clothing on the area to be treated the day of your appointment.  The skin treated turns a white frost color immediately. This usually lasts several minutes.  Complete healing usually occurs within 14 days – although this may vary.

The first 24 hours following your treatment

Keep the bandage the Doctor placed over it. Do not shower or soak the area in water if you can avoid it.

Day 2 & beyond

You can shower but try to keep the treated areas out of the direct stream of water while the skin is still healing. Do not soak in baths / hottubs / or pools until all blistering & scabbing are completely healed – as these may increase the risk of infection.  Leave the treated area uncovered as of Day 2 as much as possible. Apply Biafine or your chosen moisturizer twice per day – once in the morning & again in the evening.  Keep the treated area clean & dry throughout the healing process. Some patients like to use the fragrance free 16 oz tub of CeraVe cream during this healing process – which is available at Target / Walmart / CVS / etc.

Blisters

Patients can expect to see some blisters developing between one to three days after the treatment. These will drain & dry into scabs just like when you got your tattoo. Mild bruising / swelling / tingling sensations similar to sunburn are normal. Blistering at the treated area is a perfectly normal reaction to the laser treatment procedure.  It is a positive indication your immune system is healing the area & removing the ink from your tattoo.

Scabs

Once the blisters drain they may turn into scabs just like when you got your tattoo. The scabs usually fall off between the tenth & fourteenth day after your treatment. Then your skin returns to normal while your body continues to fade the tattoo. Allow your skin to heal & avoid picking the scabs. Peeling scabs that are not ready to be removed can result in infection / scarring / pigment discoloration of your skin. Avoid shaving the treated area until it is completely healed. Treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Often any scarring following a tattoo removal procedure is due to lack of care between treatments. Scarring is extremely rare & can be hypertrophic or even keloid.  Please adhere to these aftercare tips to achieve the best results in protecting & healing your skin.

You must wait four to six weeks between treatments on the same area of skin. We recommend a six week waiting period to maximize the fading process.

Cold pack

You can apply a cold pack to the treated area if you want to after your treatment to ease any swelling. You can also take an anti-inflammatory as long as you are not allergic to it. Avoid aspirin-based pain relief because it could increase unnecessary bruising at the treated area.

 

Itching & Moisturizing

Itching is very common because the laser tends to dry out your skin.  Use Biafine / CeraVe / or a moisturizer of your choice twice each day to keep the treatment area hydrated.

Makeup & fragrance

Do not apply makeup or anything directly on the healing area that may irritate the skin.

Skin Pigment

Areas of lighter or darker pigment in the treated skin can occur. Skin discoloration usually returns to its original color within a few months to one year – except in very rare cases.

Shaving

Avoid shaving the treated area until it is completely healed.

Sunblock

The treated area will be particularly sensitive to sunlight.  It is essential you wear sunblock minimum SPF 50 over the area for at least 3 months after each session.

Working out

Exercise is generally safe after treatment – taking into account the other aftercare instructions provided here.

Anything else

If the area looks infected / you experience unusual discomfort or bleeding / any other complications develop / or if you have any questions or concerns – contact our office immediately.  Of course if you have any extreme reaction – seek immediate medical attention.

Questions or not sure

Please contact us today for a consultation.

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Kimberly Melito
Kimberly Melito
2018-07-16T22:50:56+0000
Tiffany was very professional and knowledgeable. Her great character put me at ease,it was a positive outcome. Looking forward to more visits!read more
Patricia Leroux
Patricia Leroux
2018-01-18T21:25:14+0000
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Edna Gibson
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