At Gold Skin Care, we are always on the cutting edge of new and innovative techniques and devices to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including tattoo removal. Tattoo removal has come a long way – just decades ago, it was nearly impossible to have a tattoo removed! However, nowadays, there are a number of safe and effective lasers that can eliminate most tattoos. The latest and most advanced of these lasers is the PicoWay from Syneron Candela. PicoWay can also remove pigmented lesions and can be used for skin resurfacing.
If you are interested in tattoo removal, the PicoWay laser is proven effective with minimal to no side effects or downtime. To learn more about how to remove a tattoo and to schedule a consultation, call us at (615) 645-2314!
How Does PicoWay Work?
Picoway is a Q-switched laser designed to effectively treat unwanted tattoos in fewer sessions than traditional tattoo removal lasers. Picoway does this by delivering concentrated energy to the targeted ink in a faster, shorter burst, measured in picoseconds-one trillionth of a second. These high-powered bursts of energy shatter ink into tiny particles, making it easier for your body’s natural processes to clear the pigment. Picoway has wavelengths to target both black tattoos and tattoos with multiple colors. Picoway is safe for all skin types.
Picoway can also effectively treat unwanted pigmentation, such as lesions commonly referred to as “sun spots” or “age spots,” much in the same way it treats unwanted tattoos. The unwanted pigmentation is shattered into smaller particles, allowing your body to eliminate those particles easier and thus reducing the number of treatments needed.The PicoWay laser has dual frequencies that can target differently colored inks. Different colors respond best to different wavelengths, which is why colorful tattoos often require a custom plan using multiple lasers. PicoWay is a picosecond laser that delivers short picosecond pulses that create a photoacoustic impact. This impact shatters the ink into smaller particles, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.
The PicoWay laser has dual frequencies that can target differently colored inks. Different colors respond best to different wavelengths, which is why colorful tattoos often require a custom plan using multiple lasers. PicoWay is a picosecond laser that delivers short picosecond pulses that create a photoacoustic impact. This impact shatters the ink into smaller particles, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.
PicoWay is unique in that it can treat a wide variety of colors on a range of skin tones. Even if you have darker skin, you may be a candidate for PicoWay tattoo removal. PicoWay delivers fast results in a shorter amount of sessions, and the chances for side effects are lower. It also offers a wide range of spot sizes, including larger spots to make treating larger tattoos easier and smaller ones for more delicate work.
A PicoWay treatment is quicker than other types of tattoo removal treatments, as the picosecond pulses are 40% shorter. How long a PicoWay treatment takes will depend on how big the tattoo is and how many colors it has. Multiple sessions are usually required for full results, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
There is no downtime required following a PicoWay procedure. Side effects may include redness, swelling, tenderness, or itching, which will subside on their own in a matter of days or weeks. After your treatment, it is important to keep the area treated out of the sun! Lasers cause the skin to be extremely sensitive to UV rays, so make sure to cover up when going outside. Also, be sure to follow Dr. Gold’s post-procedure care instructions to make sure you get the best results without complications.
PicoWay for Pigmented Lesions
PicoWay is also FDA approved for the removal of pigmented lesions on most skin tones. Using the same proprietary picosecond technology as for tattoo removal, PicoWay can safely and efficiently reduce the appearance of pigmented lesions on most areas of the body. If you have a pigmented lesion you would like to get rid of, ask Dr. Gold if PicoWay may be a good choice for you.[/half_content]
Schedule a PicoWay Consultation Today
If you have a stubborn tattoo or pigmented lesion and are interested in learning more about how PicoWay can help eliminate it, contact Gold Skin Care in Nashville! To get more information and schedule your consultation, just call (615) 645-2314 today.