Tattoo Removal SERVING THE WASHINGTON AND ST. GEORGE, UT AREAS
Do you have tattoo regret? Has your colored tattoo faded? Laser tattoo removal has come a long way and there are a variety of systems available. At Riverside Medical Arts, we now offer one of the most advanced laser tattoo removal systems available! The PicoWay™ laser effectively and safely removes unwanted tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal has been available for men and women for many years. However, some colors have been more difficult to remove than others. Black is typically easiest, while blues, greens, orange and yellows are the hardest to remove. PicoWay™ is specifically designed to remove difficult multi-colored tattoos. Colored ink is removed safely and effectively on all skin types and colors. People with darker complexions are now able to have their tattoos removed as effectively as lighter skin tones!
WHAT IS THE PICOWAY™ LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
The PicoWay™ system, manufactured by Candela, is the first, ever 78 nw wavelength picosecond domain laser in the world. The system delivers high peak power which allows Riverside Medical Arts laser specialists to clear tattoos faster than traditional Q-switched lasers. The PicoWay™ laser tattoo removal system effectively treats a variety of multicolored tattoo colors on all skin times with minimal downtime.
The PicoWay™ system is an advanced, ultra-short laser platform that is indicated for all skin types and FDA-cleared for a variety of skin conditions, including acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions and tattoo removal.
PicoWay™ works via a picosecond (one trillionth of a second) laser that uses high peak power and the ultra-short pulse durations to reach below the surface of the skin to target pigment or tattoo ink, and breaks it down into tiny particles nearly invisible to the naked eye. The particles are absorbed by the body’s immune system that flushes the ink cells away through normal process.
The ultra-short pulses with PicoWay™ are important because they lead to a “photoacoustic” effect that avoids heating the skin rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach that heats the skin and can lead to side effects, such as downtime and scarring.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE AND WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
The PicoWay™ system uses a hand-piece that is gently passed over the targeted tattooed skin in a series of brief 15-20-minute sessions. For tattoo removal, a numbing agent is applied to the target area before treatment. Also, we understand that some patients may be anxious about their procedure and are concerned about discomfort so we offer The Pro-Non® Oxide Delivery System during your laser tattoo removal procedure.
During the treatment, the hand-piece delivers energy with a very precise, high-power laser in extremely short pulses with great impact. The surrounding skin is left undamaged. Most patients notice some redness, swelling, and tingling that may last for a few hours to a few days after treatment. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities.
WHEN DOES ONE START SEEING RESULTS?
Depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo being removed, initial improvement may be seen after the first treatment. Typically, multiple treatments are needed for best results.
Schedule a consultation with a Riverside Medical Associate to learn more about the PicoWay™ Laser Tattoo Removal to remove unwanted tattoos on your body. Call 435.628.6466 or contact us online today!