At The Naderi Center in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, our board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons offer PicoWay laser tattoo removal. This cutting-edge picosecond laser technology breaks up pigment more powerfully than traditional Q-switched lasers and is a revolutionary solution for safely erasing regretted or outdated tattoos.
Benefits of PicoWay Laser for Tattoo Removal
Welcome to the future of tattoo removal with PicoWay Laser! This revolutionary treatment at The Naderi Center in Virginia is led by Dr. Naderi, offering an unmatched solution for anyone seeking to remove undesired ink. Experience quick, effective results that traditional methods simply can’t match.
PicoWay’s advanced laser technology breaks down tattoo ink faster, allowing for fewer sessions and quicker results.
The ultra-fast laser pulses minimize skin exposure to heat, ensuring a more comfortable experience during the process.
PicoWay is FDA-approved and focuses on both the safety and efficacy of tattoo removal, giving you peace of mind.
PicoWay is an FDA-cleared laser treatment designed for tattoo removal. This technology harnesses ultra-short laser pulses and intense peak power to break up tattoo pigment into tiny ink bits that the body can easily filter out and remove.
Compared to traditional nanosecond lasers, PicoWay’s picosecond pulses minimize damage to surrounding tissue while efficiently targeting ink. The technology also uses multiple laser wavelengths that can treat a wide range of colors – in brief treatment sessions of 15-20 minutes.
Patients experience minimal discomfort with little to no downtime. Most require 3-10 sessions for optimal results, though fading may be visible after the first treatment session.
Candidates for PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal
PicoWay laser tattoo removal is an excellent treatment option for any adult interested in safely and effectively removing an unwanted tattoo. Good candidates for PicoWay include:
- Patients with tattoo regret
- Individuals with faded or blurry tattoos
- Anyone with an allergy to tattoo ink
- People with tattoos that have spread or blown out over time
PicoWay laser can remove tattoos located anywhere on the body. During your consultation, our experts will determine if you are a good candidate for this advanced laser tattoo removal technology.
Preparation for Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoWay
Arriving prepared ensures your laser tattoo removal treatments proceed smoothly and safely. Follow these tips before your appointment:
- Avoid sun exposure on the tattoo site for 2-4 weeks pre-treatment. The laser targets pigment in the skin, so sun exposure can complicate removal.
- Stop taking blood thinners like aspirin and ibuprofen prior to treatment, as directed by your provider. These increase bleeding and bruising risk.
- Shave hair around the tattoo so laser energy can penetrate. Stubble and long hair absorb laser energy rather than directing it to ink.
- Come with clean skin free of lotion, makeup, and temporary tattoos. These barriers hamper ink targeting.
The PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal Process
The PicoWay laser treatment is designed to be efficient and effective. PicoWay uses a high-power laser with quick pulses that work from the inside out, targeting the tattoo pigment located below the skin’s surface.
The PicoWay laser machine works by emitting short bursts of energy through a handpiece during the procedure, shattering tattoo ink into miniature particles that will then be progressively removed as the body’s immune system eliminates them. Patients may experience some discomfort during the session, which is minimized by a topical anesthetic.
How PicoWay Laser Treatments Compare to Other Tattoo Removal Methods
PicoWay laser treatments stand out from other tattoo removal methods due to their effectiveness, speed, and safety. Here’s how PicoWay compares:
- Effectiveness: PicoWay laser treatments can remove a wide range of tattoo colors, including difficult-to-treat blue and green ink. The laser’s high peak power and short pulse duration are central to its effectiveness.
- Speed: PicoWay treatments are quick, typically lasting only 15 to 20 minutes. The laser’s high peak power and short pulse duration often lead to faster results, requiring far fewer treatment sessions compared to other methods.
- Safety: PicoWay is FDA-cleared for tattoo removal and is designed to minimize the risk of side effects such as hypopigmentation and scarring for every skin type. It uses a photoacoustic effect rather than a photothermal effect, reducing the risk of skin heating and damage to surrounding tissues.
- Comfort: PicoWay treatments are designed to be comfortable. The laser’s ultra-short pulses minimize discomfort during the procedure, and most patients report little to no downtime after treatment.
Recovery following PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal
Patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after treatment. However, some aftercare is needed.
Treatment can cause short-term redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding around the tattoo site. Using a cold compress can provide relief as these side effects will subside over hours to a few days. You will be asked to keep the area bandaged and might be given an antibiotic or other ointment to apply. You’ll also want to avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the affected area when going outdoors.
Cost of PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal
PicoWay laser tattoo removal costs fluctuate based on the number of treatments needed to reach the patient’s desired outcome. Keep in mind that PicoWay delivers results with fewer sessions, making it a cost-effective laser tattoo removal option. During your consultation at The Naderi Center, a personalized treatment plan will be created, and the cost of the procedure will be discussed.
Results of PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal
PicoWay can produce remarkable tattoo removal results. Its advanced laser technology results in more efficient fragmentation of the ink than other lasers, making it easier for the body to eliminate the smaller ink particles.
However, results vary from person to person based on factors such as ink depth and type, immune response, and number of sessions completed. During your consultation, our experts will provide realistic expectations for your tattoo removal. Multiple sessions are usually required, and the number needed can be determined during the consultation.
Why Choose The Naderi Center for PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal?
Choosing the right provider for your tattoo removal is crucial to ensure safe and effective results. Here’s why you should consider The Naderi Center for your PicoWay laser tattoo removal:
- Expertise: Our medical professionals are experts in their respective fields, ensuring minimized risk and optimal results for patients.
- Advanced Technology: We use the PicoWay laser system, a cutting-edge technology that offers effective tattoo removal with minimal discomfort and downtime.
- Personalized Care: We provide personalized care to each of our patients, creating a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals.
- High Patient Satisfaction: We are committed to patient satisfaction and strive to deliver excellent results in a safe and comfortable environment.
The Naderi Center is known for its ultra-focused approach, which sets it apart from traditional plastic surgery centers. Our experts only focus on areas of dermatology and cosmetic surgery that they have mastered.
PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal Questions to Ask
The PicoWay tattoo removal laser delivers ultra-short pulses of light energy to the treatment area. The laser pulses fragment the tattoo ink into minute particles that can then be naturally cleared out by the body over time. This process results in the gradual fading and eventual disappearance of the tattoo.
In contrast to other lasers that raise skin temperature, PicoWay does not heat the skin. Rather, it disintegrates the ink pigment below the skin’s surface.
Also, its high peak power and short pulse duration minimize the risk of hypopigmentation and scarring that can often occur with slower, nanosecond pulse lasers. This also means that fewer laser sessions are required.
Patients can expect to have 3-10 PicoWay laser tattoo removal sessions. The number varies depending on the size, colors, ink type, and depth, as well as the individual’s immune response. However, with Picoway’s advanced technology, fewer treatments are typically required compared to other systems – saving you time and money.
Yes, the PicoWay laser system features four picosecond wavelengths and multiple handpieces to maximize treatment options, making it safe and effective for all skin types.
Following a PicoWay laser tattoo removal session, you may experience minimal side effects such as redness and swelling. However, these are temporary and should subside within a few days. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our experts at The Naderi Center to ensure a smooth healing process.
PicoWay laser tattoo removal is FDA for tattoo removal, indicating that it is safe and effective. It uses a photoacoustic effect rather than a photothermal effect, which minimizes the risk of skin heating and damage to surrounding tissue.
PicoWay laser tattoo removal costs depend on the patient’s individual needs and the extent of the tattoo removal. Meet with The Naderi Center’s experts for a customized quote based on your specific goals.
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