Remove unwanted tattoos!
PicoWay® is an advanced ultra-short, picosecond, laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots (also known as pigmentation or benign pigmented lesions) and tattoo removal that can transform your skin. Because PicoWay uses a photoacoustic effect that reaches under the top layer of skin, rather than working by heating the skin, PicoWay, patients have low to no downtime after treatment.
Proprietary PicoWay technology has the optimal flexibility to adjust wavelength (532nm, 785nm & 1064nm), beam delivery, energy, spot size and repetition rate. With the ultra-short picosecond pulse duration, there is less discomfort during treatment and faster healing. Professional and multicolored tattoos are cleared in far fewer treatment sessions than with conventional Q-switched lasers.”
What is the procedure like?
1. Before the procedure, a numbing agent is applied to the target area. (Note the tattoo ink prior to the PicoWay treatment)
2. During the treatment the PicoWay® handpiece delivers energy with an extremely precise, high-power laser in extremely short pulses to target ink particles with great impact.
3. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink into minuscule particles. Following the PicoWay treatment, most of the ink particles are removed by the body.
PicoWay treatments selectively treat the tattoo while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. Less heat is generated than traditional lasers which leads to a safer treatment with fewer side effects. After treatments, patients may experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening of the skin following treatment. The skin will typically resolve to a normal skin tone.
Is the treatment safe for all skin types?
Yes, PicoWay treatment is indicated for all skin types. Ideally, the wavelength selected for eradication of the tattoo should be highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment and only minimally absorbed by other chromophores in the skin. Absorption of radiation by most pigments in amateur and professional tattoos is strong in the near-infrared region of the spectrum. By contrast, the surrounding melanin has a very broad absorption band throughout the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared regions of the spectrum, with absorption of light greatest in the ultraviolet, and least in the near-infrared. Other chromophores in the skin, such as hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, should have little to no absorption of light within the selected wavelength. The innovative PicoWay laser platform delivers ultra-short pulses of energy (e.g., 300 picoseconds at 785nm) making treatments shorter and comfortable for patients while offering the industry’s shortest pulses and highest peak power. Treatment of tattoos can, therefore, be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures.
What types of tattoos can be treated?
Many kinds of tattoos can be treated including professional, amateur, traumatic and even recalcitrant tattoos. Recalcitrant tattoos are tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.
What types of pigmented lesions can be treated?
Pigmented lesions that can be treated with PicoWay include, but are not limited to the following: Laser Skin Toning, Solar or Senile Lentigines, Freckles (Ephelides), Café au lait, Nevus of Ota, Beckers Nevus.
How many treatments will I need?
For some conditions, results with PicoWay are visible after the first treatment. With others, a series of 2-7 treatments may be needed.
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Results may vary from person to person, and any claims made on this website are not guaranteed.
So my sister and I were in the market to try and get a tattoo removed so we heard about a couple spas offering this treatment. We went to two different spas and the first one couldn’t get us in for 2 weeks after they advertise they offer this treatment everyday. So we went to Dermalase and the moment we walked in we immediately felt good about what we were waking into. The staff was so polite and knowledgeable, and even though they were pretty busy they made us feel we were the only one’s there. We did a consultation together and they were able to squeeze me in since my tattoo was so small, my sister came back the next day since hers was bigger. I’ll definitely be back up to finish my treatments and I know my sister will too.
The people at Dermalase Medical Spa are awesome and the spa itself is absolutely gorgeous! I was nervous when I first arrived, but the staff was amazing at immediately making me feel comfortable and welcome. I got the PicoWay tattoo removal procedure and it was almost painless. From start to finish it only took maybe 30 minutes (tops). I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a welcoming and cost efficient place for tattoo removal.