PicoSure® Laser Can Treat All Tattoo Colors and Skin Types

The PicoSure® laser is a new generation laser, the first picosecond FDA-cleared medical laser that can treat all tattoo colors and skin types (Fitzpatricks I-VI).

 

It is the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal, targeting unwanted ink more effectively than ever before by successfully removing difficult ink colors – such as reds, blues and greens with a reduced risk of hypopigmentation (loss of pigment) of the surrounding skin.  It’s Boost feature is the perfect solution for removing traces of previously treated tattoos.

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Why Different Wavelengths Matter for Tattoo Removal

Like every patient, every tattoo is different.  Various wavelengths of energy are needed to remove different colors of ink, as each pigment in the tattoo absorbs a different wavelength.  The PicoSure laser has three different wavelengths, a 755nm, a 532nm and a 1064nm, which allows Women’s Laser Center of St. Louis to treat ALL tattoo colors AND skin types. For example, all colors of ink can be treated by the 755nm wavelength, however, reds, oranges, and yellows are best treated with a 532nm wavelength in lighter skin types, and the 1064nm wavelength is most ideal for removing black ink from darker skin types.