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What Is PicoSure?

PicoSure Tattoo Removal

An FDA-approved laser technology created by CynoSure, PicoSure is a highly advanced form of removing tattoos that is also fast, safe, and effective. 


Perhaps its most impressive feature is that PicoSure can release the same amount of energy as a Q-Switch laster one picosecond, which is a trillionth of a second.

With this time, PicoSure is the fastest and most effective form of laser tattoo removal. In addition, it can be used to treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. 

Another key benefit to using PicoSure is that due to how quickly it works, it doesn’t burn skin or sensitive tissue. It also results in faster ink absorption, shorter treatments, and a more complete removal than its competitors. 

How Does PicoSure Work?

At GMA, we offer consultations for tattoo removal so that potential patients can discuss options with our trained professionals while also determining if they’re a candidate for PicoSure. With this type of treatment, the best results often rely on the age, size, color, and location of the tattoo. 

15-30 minutes prior to a treatment, patients are provided with complimentary numbing of the area being treated to ensure a comfortable laser process. The process typically lasts 5-20 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. 

During the treatment, pulsed picosecond energy is aimed at the tattoo, which then breaks down the ink deposits. The ink particles become compromised and are then naturally eliminated from the body. This results in a gradual lightening of tattoos and eventually, a removal of them. 

There is typically minimal pain during the treatment, as patients usually report a minor stinging sensation. Following the treatment, the targeted area is covered in ointment and bandages, which can be removed within hours. It is recommended that the area be kept clean and treated with Aquaphor for at least a week, as the area will likely be tender for a few days.

Results may vary depending on the individual, but PicoSure has been deemed the most successful FDA-approved laser technology in terms of tattoo removal. 

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

Ultimately, the number of sessions needed to completely remove a tattoo using PicoSure will depend on the individual being treated and treatment plans can be constructed based on the age, size, and location of the tattoo. 

To learn more about the process, please schedule a consultation at GMA today.



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