A picosecond is one trillionth of a second!
A picosecond laser emits optical pulses with extremely short duration of between 1 picosecond and some tens of picoseconds. The nature of picosecond lasers allows for absorption of wave pulses that generate a brief and precise photo-thermal effect within the targeted area – alongside ultra-structural and intrinsic chemical modifications in association with rapid changes involume. This is also called photo-acoustic effect, for the popping sound it creates. By passing these waves through the skin in the area of the tattoo or pigmentation, the laser breaks the ink particles – leading to chemical and structural changes in the skin, thus allowing the particles to fracture, and be disposed by our own body’s lymphatic system.
With an increasing number of people having unwanted tattoos, the market for removal has also increased. In the next few years, the market is expected to increase by 12.7% annually.
New advanced laser technology with PICO seconds has made it possible to remove unwanted tattoos much more efficiently and safely than traditional methods of removing tattoos.
During a removal, you have various challenging factors that affect the result, such as ink particle size, tattoo color, ink depth, age of the tattoo and location. Everything affects the speed and number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.
Q-switched laser or new revolutionary PICO technology?
PICO laser is the leading laser for tattoo removal. With dual pulse lengths PICO & Nano and three unique laser wavelengths (532, 1064, 670 nm), you have the most optimal ability to remove all ink colors, variable ink particle sizes and density with fewer treatments than a standard Q-switched laser.