Picosure laser technology

Many lasers claim to be the Gold Standard for tattoo removal. In reality many lasers can be used to remove tattoos. At Bare Again we use the Picosure Laser by Cynosure, the most advanced and effective tattoo removal laser on the market today. Why then don’t all clinics use this laser? Mainly because it is a very expensive laser to buy, 3 times the cost of a good Q switched laser and 10 times the cost of a cheap tattoo removal laser.

Clinics with Q switched lasers say they are state of the art but their wavelength is such that they can not remove blue and green tattoo’s. A multi wavelength pico laser will remove traditional blacks, as well as green, blue, red and orange tattoos and all colours in between. Furthermore it does so more quickly than a Q-switched with less pain and less injury to normal skin. Currently no laser is produced to remove white tattoos.

The Picosure difference is that it uses picosecond rather than nanosecond pulses. A picosecond is 100 times shorter than the nanosecond pulses used by lasers such as the Q-switched Nd: YAG and Ruby lasers.

Why is this important? Please read below.

Why Picosure is superior to Q-switched technology

Smaller particles

Picosure’s ultra short pulse length results in a photomechanical pressure wave that breaks the ink into much smaller particles than conventional nanosecond lasers. Smaller particles are more easily removed by the body’s white blood cells. The result is more ink is removed with each treatment episode and fewer treatments overall.

Less heat

The longer a laser is on the more heat is transferred to the skin. More heat equates to more injury and inflammation. By using these 100 times shorter pulses far less heating occurs with Picosure treatments. The result is less pain and greatly reduced risk of damage to the skin.

Dual wavelengths and Boost Technology

Having both 532 and 755 nm wavelengths enables broad access to the entire colour spectrum. This now allows all inks to be removed with picosecond technology.

Boost amplifies PicoSures PressureWave™ to levels never before possible. Magnifying pressure 70% and shortening pulse widths to 550ps, allows for unprecendented treament options. Boost is ideal for recalcitrant tattoos and enhanced shattering of pigment for optimised results.

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