What is PicoWay Tattoo Removal?
PicoWay is the world’s first and only dual laser device with proprietary PicoWay technology, which shatters tattoo ink, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact. It also enables removal of multi-colored tattoos and recalcitrant tattoos on any skin type. Over a series of brief treatments, PicoWay can eliminate most tattoos. That’s why PicoWay is the tattoo removal laser of choice by the nation’s leading tattoo removal provider network.
PicoWay uses a photoacoustic, rather than a photothermal effect, which means the skin doesn’t overheat and lead to long downtime. PicoWay users have low to no downtime after treatment.
What to expect?
On your first visit, we will carefully test and monitor your skin’s reaction to the laser to determine the most effective treatment plan. After your PicoWay treatment, cold compresses may be applied to soothe the treated area, and in some cases, a topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended.
The degree of discomfort associated with treatment varies with each patient, depending on the nature and location of the tattoo or pigmented lesion on the body. For those undergoing tattoo removal, many patients have stated that the feeling closely compares to that of having the tattoo applied in the first place. PicoWay technology was developed and designed to reduce the amount of pain that is felt during a treatment, while also reducing the amount of swelling that is associated with traditional tattoo removal.
Over the first few days following your session, you will be asked to take care to avoid using any abrasive skin cleansers and to avoid directly scrubbing the treated area.
In the weeks that follow a PicoWay treatment, some clients may experience temporary discolouration or reddening of the skin on or around the treatment site. Some clients have reported a temporary lightening of the skin following treatment. In both of these cases, the skin will typically resolve to a normalized skin tone.