PicoSure® Laser for fast tattoo Removal

It’s not uncommon to get a tattoo that you love and end up regretting it in the years to follow. Now your unwanted ink doesn’t have to be permanent with PicoSure laser tattoo removal. The PicoSure is the only advanced tattoo removal laser which uses PressureWave™ technology to remove unwanted ink and is now available at Women’s Laser Center of St. Louis!

 

  • Fewer Treatments
  • Fast Tattoo Removal
  • In-office Procedure
  • No Downtime

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

The PicoSure laser delivers energy directly targeted to the tattoo ink to remove it faster and in fewer treatments. The PressureWave technology unique to this laser works to shatter tattoo ink without causing harm to the surrounding tissue. The ink particles are then naturally expelled from the body through natural processes. This technology is designed to remove black ink, as well as stubborn multi-colored inks such as blues and greens.

What to expect during tattoo reduction

One laser tattoo reduction treatment takes about 10 minutes and can be done in-office. The number of treatments needed for complete tattoo removal will vary depending on the ink used, the size of the treatment area, and where it’s located on the body. Typically, tattoo removal procedures occur every 6-8 weeks. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, you may return to your normal activities following treatment without downtime.

 

Schedule a consult at Women’s Laser Center of St. Louis today and learn more about removing your unwanted tattoo with the PicoSure laser!

Patient Results

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The PicoSure Difference

PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser which operates with very fast, actually one billionth of a second fast speed. This speed creates pure energy generation in the form of pressure or pulsed shock wave effect on the tattoo pigments, and results is very little or no heat generation. PicoSure  groundbreaking technology is extremely efficient and has become the “Gold Standard” in laser tattoo removal. With this unique technology, average tattoo can be almost over 90% cleared in as little as 4 treatments, while the rest of the old technology lasers will result in about 50% clearance and will take as many as 20 treatments and a few years. The near absence of heat injury and damage to healthy skin, means little risk of hypopigmentation seen with the more common lasers such as Q-switched or Nd-YAG.

Tattoo Removal with Anesthesia

Pain is usually one of the most common pre-treatment concerns among tattoo removal patients, but laser tattoo removal does not have to involve significant pain.

 

Typically, PicoSure tattoo removal treatments are the least painful available. To ease discomfort during your tattoo removal treatments, we offer two types of anesthesia at Women’s Laser Center.

 

  • Topical anesthesia is the standard used for tattoo removal- this numbing cream is applied to the surface of the tattoo 25 minutes prior to treatment and helps to desensitize the discomfort of the laser.
  • Local anesthesia is available for an additional charge and an option only found at Women’s Laser Center of St. Louis for PicoSure tattoo removal. Lidocaine is injected under the tattoo into the dermis layer of skin 10 minutes prior to treatment and significantly minimizes the discomfort of the laser.