What Is the PicoWay® Laser, What Does It Treat, and How Is It Different from Other Lasers?

The PicoWay® laser is a cutting-edge system that delivers bursts of energy to the skin over an ultra-short duration. Unlike other lasers that heat the skin, the energy produced by the PicoWay® laser breaks down pigment, natural or unnatural, beneath the skin’s surface. In addition, the PicoWay® laser has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration by 40% of any other laser in its class. As a result, you have to undergo fewer laser treatments and obtain faster results.

The PicoWay® procedure is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tattoo removal and the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, and noncancerous dark spots, including freckles and age spots. Furthermore, the PicoWay® laser is the world’s only system capable of dual wavelengths (532 nm and 1064 nm), which broadens its utility to include a large array of skin types and colors. Whether it’s unwanted wrinkles and age spots or tattoos, the PicoWay® laser system utilizes several different handpieces to transform your skin.

How Does the PicoWay® Laser Remove Tattoos?

The PicoWay® laser penetrates deep below the surface of the skin to target the pigments in tattoo ink, while leaving the outer layer of skin intact and unharmed. The high-power, ultra-short energy pulses literally shatter tattoo ink, breaking the pigment down into very fine particles not seen by the human eye. The PicoWay® laser even gets rid of red, yellow, and orange tattoo ink, which historically are the most difficult pigments to remove in tattoos. As a result, the PicoWay® procedure can eliminate most tattoos with a brief series of treatments.

What to Expect with Picoway® Laser Tattoo Removal

Before the tattoo removal procedure, your physician will use a topical numbing cream on the target area. During the procedure, the high-powered PicoWay® laser delivers extremely short bursts of energy through a handpiece, annihilating the pigments in the tattoo ink. The now miniscule tattoo ink particles are then removed naturally by the body.

Because the PicoWay® laser produces a lot less heat than traditional lasers, the procedure is safer with fewer side effects. During tattoo removal, you are likely to experience some pain and discomfort, which is why comfort is enhanced with a topical anesthetic. The more common side effects of the PicoWay® procedure are redness, swelling, tingling, and pinpoint bleeding. Less commonly, you may also experience temporary lightening of the skin in the treatment area. The good news is that these side effects are short lived, and the skin eventually returns to its normal tone. In most, the results of the PicoWay® procedure are visible after the first treatment, but a series of brief 15 to 20 minute treatments are typically required for tattoo removal. Furthermore, the procedure has minimal to no associated downtime. Besides a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days, you can resume normal activities shortly after tattoo removal treatment with the PicoWay® laser.

Contact Precision MD today schedule a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for tattoo removal with the low risk, revolutionary PicoWay® laser procedure.