Tattoo Removal Process
Tattoo removal process targets the ink pigments in the skin with our PicoWay laser device. Our PicoWay is the fastest picosecond laser in the world delivering the best & safest results in fewer sessions.
The PicoWay delivers energy with a highly precise, high-powered laser in extremely short picosecond pulses to shatter the ink into miniscule particles, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
These miniscule particles are then carried away by the body’s immune system and the tattoo begins to fade.
Our PicoWay device is the first picosecond device to have 3 true picosecond wavelengths. The different wavelengths are imperative for effective removal of all tattoo colours.
Our 1064nm wavelength has a 450 picosecond pulse duration and targets darker colours such as blacks and browns.
Our 532nm wavelength has a 375 picosecond pulse duration and targets reds, yellows and oranges.
Our 785nm wavelength has a 300 picosecond pulse duration and targets what were previously the most troublesome colours; blues and greens
What does it look like?
Immediately after your session, you will notice that the treated tattoo will show a whitening. This whitening is referred to as “frosting” and indicates that the ink is reacting to the laser. After your session it is common to see some redness and swelling surrounding the treated area. This dissipates naturally over the course of a few days.
After every tattoo removal session it is important to keep the treated area clean. We will apply a soothing ointment for you post your treatment and cover it with a non-adhesive dressing.
You will then need to follow up with some simple steps to boost your body’s capabilities to heal successfully.
- Avoid exposure of the treated area to hot water or workouts that will induce heat in the skin, particularly for the 24 hours post-treatment. You may shower, however use only mildly warm water on the treated area and avoid scrubbing
- Continue to apply ointment to the treated area for 2-3 days post-treatment
- Sun exposure to the treated area should be avoided post your treatment and throughout your entire treatment schedule.
Where unavoidable, a minimum of SPF 30+ should be applied in all instances
- Abstain from using tanning beds, applied tans or melanin injections
- Avoid direct contact with the treated area that may cause injury to it, particularly scratching, picking or aggressive washing
- A cool compress may be applied to minimise discomfort post-treatment, showering or exercise
- Refrain from using makeup on the treatment area until it is fully healed in the unlikely event that you experience broken skin