At Enfuse Medical Spa in Chicago, we are always on the cutting edge of new and innovative techniques and devices to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including tattoo removal. Tattoo removal has come a long way – just decades ago, it was nearly impossible to have a tattoo removed! However, nowadays, there are a number of safe and effective lasers that can eliminate most tattoos. The latest and most advanced of these lasers is the PicoWay from Syneron Candela. PicoWay can also remove pigmented lesions and can be used for skin resurfacing.
If you are interested in tattoo removal, the PicoWay laser is proven effective with minimal to no side effects or downtime. To learn more about how to remove a tattoo and to schedule a consultation, call us at (773-904-8310).
Which Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
PicoWay laser tattoo removal can be used to address unwanted tattoos on almost all parts of the body, including the upper and lower back, face, chest, legs, arms, and buttocks.
The area where the tattoo is located can affect the effectiveness of the treatment. Areas closest to the heart result in the most effective removal, since these have the largest vascular supply. These regions include the torso, head, and neck. Extremities like the hands and feet have less circulation and blood flow, and because of this, they often take more work to erase.
How Does PicoWay Work?
Picoway is a Q-switched laser designed to effectively treat unwanted tattoos in fewer sessions than traditional tattoo removal lasers. Picoway does this by delivering concentrated energy to the targeted ink in a faster, shorter burst, measured in picoseconds-one trillionth of a second. These high-powered bursts of energy shatter ink into tiny particles, making it easier for your body’s natural processes to clear the pigment. Picoway has wavelengths to target both black tattoos and tattoos with multiple colors. Picoway is safe for all skin types.
Laser Tattoo Removal Technology Overview
Picoway can also effectively treat unwanted pigmentation, such as lesions commonly referred to as “sun spots” or “age spots,” much in the same way it treats unwanted tattoos. The unwanted pigmentation is shattered into smaller particles, allowing your body to eliminate those particles easier and thus reducing the number of treatments needed.The PicoWay laser has dual frequencies that can target differently colored inks. Different colors respond best to different wavelengths, which is why colorful tattoos often require a custom plan using multiple lasers. PicoWay is a picosecond laser that delivers short picosecond pulses that create a photoacoustic impact. This impact shatters the ink into smaller particles, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.
The PicoWay laser has dual frequencies that can target differently colored inks. Different colors respond best to different wavelengths, which is why colorful tattoos often require a custom plan using multiple lasers. PicoWay is a picosecond laser that delivers short picosecond pulses that create a photoacoustic impact. This impact shatters the ink into smaller particles, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.
PicoWay is unique in that it can treat a wide variety of colors on a range of skin tones. Even if you have darker skin, you may be a candidate for PicoWay tattoo removal. PicoWay delivers fast results in a shorter amount of sessions, and the chances for side effects are lower. It also offers a wide range of spot sizes, including larger spots to make treating larger tattoos easier and smaller ones for more delicate work.
A PicoWay treatment is quicker than other types of tattoo removal treatments, as the picosecond pulses are 40% shorter. How long a PicoWay treatment takes will depend on how big the tattoo is and how many colors it has. Multiple sessions are usually required for full results, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Permanent?
PicoWay laser tattoo removal is a method of permanently removing tattoos. The ink pigments in the tattoo are shattered and permanently filtered out of the system, meaning there is no way for them to return.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
The price of laser tattoo removal varies. PicoWay laser tattoo removal cost is impacted by the details of the tattoo (size, color, location, age) and by the number of treatment sessions required.
Learn More Today
If you would like to find out more about laser tattoo removal in Chicago, the best way to start is by contacting our office. Arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and skilled experts, who will answer any questions you may have.