Wednesday, November 20, 2019

PicoSure for Laser Tattoo Removal – 3 Key Benefits

It's safe to say that the evolution of picosecond laser technology has revolutionized laser tattoo removal. This new technology delivers faster results with fewer negative side effects than previous removal systems built on previous-generation hardware. In particular, the PicoWay is a significant improvement over the older nanolaser removal systems.

It's been more than two years since picosecond lasers were introduced and there have been a few important changes in the technology over that time.

One major player (some would say leader) in this field is the PicoWay. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the technological improvements which were introduced with the PicoWay, and why they make a difference to the effectiveness of tattoo removal. You can use this information as part of your research into finding the best laser tattoo removal clinic in your area, before making a commitment.

PicoWay Benefit #1: Improved Wavelengths

Without diving too deep into the “deep tech” behind this, the PicoWay introduced a slight – but very important – improvement in the wavelengths of the laser. Each of the PicoWay wavelengths operate at full power and speed. With older technology, only some of the wavelength options operate at maximum capacity – for the other options, a laser pump is used, which reduces the energy of the wavelength and as a result, reduces the overall effectiveness of the procedure.

The end result? More treatments are required in order to remove the tattoo completely.

PicoWay Benefit #2: Better Pulse

Older laser tattoo removal devices must be pulsed for a specific duration to deliver quality results.

The unit of measurement for the duration is a picosecond, which is equivalent to 1/1000th of a nanosecond. The key advantage of the PicoWay device is that it pulses twice as fast as most outdated laser tattoo removal systems – in fact, at the time of this writing, it is the fastest system in the world!

So why is the pulse speed so important in the process of removing a tattoo? Simply because the speed of the pulse creates what is known as a “photoacoustic shockwave”. This shockwave is responsible for literally “breaking apart” the ink. In contrast, older laser systems relied on something called “photothermal” energy generated from the laser to achieve this outcome (which can lead to the skin overheating). The technology used in the PicoWay is significantly more advanced and works on fundamentally different levels, resulting in higher quality results.

Since the pulse speed is so high, it results in less discomfort when compared with other lasers.

Recovery times are also a factor here, because laser devices which rely on the older thermal energy technology tend to result in longer recovery times than those experienced with the photoacoustic shockwave.

PicoWay Benefit #3: More Powerful Laser

One final major difference to consider between the lasers is their peak power.

While the PicoWay may have very similar peak power as its competitors, the PicoWay is able to deliver that power 2.5 times faster – making the laser ultimately more powerful, and more effective in its delivery.

PicoWay has been designed specifically to reduce downtime, whether it’s used for removing acne scars, wrinkles or unwanted tattoos. By comparison, consumers who are treated with competing brands often have 5 to 7 days of downtime. This downtime will be extended even further if the skin has been damaged, or is bleeding as a result of the treatment.

This is one reason why America’s leading national provider of tattoo removal services – Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers – opted to make PicoWay their “laser of choice”.

Avoid Laser Tattoo Removal Scarring

Since the barrier to entry is quite low for the service (especially with older, cheaper devices) many companies globally are trying to capitalise on the growing trend. There are no government controls around the service, nor minimum training required for the operators – and the average tattoo removal can be worth many hundreds to many thousands of dollars.

As a result of this situation, you don’t have to look too far online to discover news stories about consumers being ripped-off or even badly scarred as a result of unscrupulous laser tattoo removal companies. Poorly trained operators using outdated technology is never going to produce a good result!

This is why you want to be wary of suppliers who promote “cheap laser tattoo removal services” – there’s a reason why the service is cheap. Your best option is choose a trustworthy supplier who has invested in the latest PicoWay technology, and in training their staff to operate the device safely and effectively.

Final Thoughts

We are not here to say that using PicoWay is the only way to remove a tattoo. Certainly, there are consumers all over the world who have experienced positive results with older or competing devices.

And many of these devices are operated by trained professionals, who truly care about the results and overall wellbeing of their clients.

However, the laser specifications, customer reviews, and information about PicoWay vs competing brands are all publicly accessible online. For example, PicoWay currently have a 100% say it’s “Worth It” rating on – a higher rating than their competitors.

And it’s hard to find any complaints or negative press regarding someone who had a bad experience (scarring, burning, excessive pain etc) as a result of being treated by a PicoWay device.

It's up to you to use this information to make an informed decision. Hopefully, you'll invest in a tattoo removal system that has a proven track record of success and that is supported by statistics… and one which is operated by qualified clinicians.

One last tip which extends beyond the device itself – make sure you’re comfortable with the staff of the clinic. Do they make you feel welcome? Do they try to make you comfortable? Do they listen well to your explanations and questions, or do you feel “rushed” into making a decision to go ahead?

If you’re feeling any kind of pressure to make a decision around tattoo removal before you’re truly ready, it’s a good sign that you’re not talking with the right clinic. After all, it doesn’t matter if they’re using the PicoWay or a cheap, outdated laser, if you’re not happy with the customer service before you even start the treatment!

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