Although many tattoos are initially embraced with the expectation that they will last forever, quite often that is not the case. Due to various life circumstances and the aging process, many people desire to remove one or more of their tattoos. The internet is full of various methods for accomplishing removal; however, many removal methods are unfortunately ineffective, painful—or both.
PicoWay laser removal is a tattoo removal method made available to residents of Phoenix, Arizona at Delete ― Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon. The PicoWay laser by Candela is the most effective tattoo removal method with many advantages and benefits.
What Is the Difference Between Picoway and Other Laser Tattoo Removal Methods?
The efficient Picoway laser is not necessarily more comfortable compared to other tattoo removal lasers; the difference being in how the Picoway laser works so efficiently it takes less treatments to finish clearing a tattoo. The speed of the laser is measured in picoseconds; pulsing at one trillionth of every second.
The treatment features the shortest picosecond pulses in the marketplace, allowing for less heat on your skin and resulting in far fewer side effects. Additionally, because the Picoway laser is so fast, the ink is acoustically destroyed, so more ink is removed in each session. In comparison to other tattoo removal laser methods, the number of sessions needed is nearly cut in half. The PicoWay laser is for faster removal, so you can schedule fewer appointments and enjoy clear skin much faster.
What Happens During the Procedure Itself?
The first decision when preparing for a Picoway laser tattoo removal treatment is numbing. Laser tattoo removal can be painful, and your comfort is important to us. At Delete, doctors deliver your treatment; therefore, injectable lidocaine―our most popular option―is available. Others choose a topical numbing cream, and some brave souls go in without any numbing. The choice is up to you and based on your pain threshold.
During the treatment, laser energy is delivered through an incredibly precise handpiece. With its three wavelengths, we can treat all types of skin. During your treatment, the Picoway energy shatters the tattoo ink into incredibly tiny particles.
After the treatment, the treated area may feel hot, sore, and slightly bruised. Therefore, it is important to apply aloe vera and an ice compress for 24 hours. Our team will send you home with a topical ointment to further help you heal. Do not wrap the area in saran wrap or use a petroleum-based ointment as was done when you received the tattoo. These hold in the heat which can lead to complications like blistering. For the first few days following treatment, avoid the sun and do not use an abrasive skin cleanser or overly scrub the area.
One of the hardest questions to answer is “how many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?” The answer to this question is based on a number of factors and is as unique to you as it is to your tattoo. Every tattoo is unique with different locations, colors, and ink types; every tattoo artist is unique with, depths of ink, scarring, and layering; and every human is unique with different skin types, health, and lifestyles. This is why we offer free, no pressure consultations. Once our doctors have seen your tattoo and reviewed your health history, we will give you an estimated treatment number and back it with our “Delete Guarantee.”
Picoway Laser Tattoo Removal in Phoenix
If you have a tattoo you want to remove, book your complimentary consultation with one of our doctors at Delete Tattoo and Laser Salon today! You will be given a personalized Picoway laser tattoo removal plan.
Opened in 2010, our expert physicians and technologically advanced FDA-approved PicoWay treatment continue to deliver phenomenal results. Check out our before and after photos, and learn more about our “Delete Guarantee.” Life is too short to live with regrets! Give us a call or contact us online.
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