Tattoo removal is a procedure done to remove an unwanted tattoo. Common methods for tattoo removal include surgical removal, dermabrasion, and laser removal.
Our facility employs the use of PicoWay®, a photoacoustic rather than photothermal treatment which heats the skin. Before treatment begins, a local anesthetic cream and cooling cream are applied to the treatment area to ensure maximum comfort for the patient. During treatment, an extremely precise high-powered laser with very short pulses targets ink particles and shatters it into very small pieces. After the treatment, individuals have reported side effects that include redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and tingling and purple spots.
PicoWay® is able to remove tattoos of all colors and sizes. The number of treatments varies upon the complexity and size of the tattoo.