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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are now less permanent

The PicoWay laser uses advanced technology to remove tattoos of all colours on all skin types!

  • Treatment type
    Laser
  • Duration
    30-60 mins
  • Recovery time
    7-10 days

BENEFITS

  • Treats black, brown, blue, green, purple, red, yellow, and orange ink
  • Well-tolerated treatment with mild, temporary side effects
  • Low to no downtime so you can get right back to daily activities

Treatment Overview

Treatment Overview

Photoacoustic high-energy laser pulses are delivered below the skin to break down the tattoo ink into tiny particles, nearly invisible to the naked eye. Your body’s natural elimination process slowly removes these particles for weeks following the treatment. The laser treats specific pigments without breaking the skin surface, reducing damage on the surrounding skin while shattering the ink particles at the same time. 

What to expect

What to expect

Safety considerations are vital during laser procedures. You’ll wear protective glasses, and all precautions will be taken to ensure your safety and comfort. Your teeth may be protected with a moist, wet gauze if treating the upper lip.

You may notice a slight “frosting” on the treated area. Any redness, swelling, or pinpoint bleeding may last up to 2 hours. Your technician will provide you with an ointment immediately following your treatment.

You can expect your skin to scab over and flake off in 7–10 days. Don’t pick, scratch or aggressively wash the treated area.

Before the treatment

Before the treatment

Apply sunscreen and avoid sun exposure for 4–6 weeks before and after your treatment. You may be asked to stop oral or topical medications or other skincare products 3–5 days before. Do not use self-tanning products 1–2 weeks before and remove residual self-tanner.

Planning your treatment

Planning your treatment

Your experience begins with a consultation with one of our expert staff. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. We review your concerns, expectations, skincare regimen, price estimates, and your relevant medical history during your session.

Treatment plans vary based on pre- and post-treatment care, number and frequency of sessions, strength of treatment, etc., all of which are based on skin type, tattoo size and colour, treatment expectations, and personal concerns.

Pricing

Pricing

The  PicoWay treatment costs depend on the number of treatments and the size of your tattoo. Our base price starts at $180 per session. To ensure that our treatments are as affordable as possible, we offer packages with additional savings when several tattoo removal treatments are purchased collectively.

Treatable Areas

The PicoWay can be used to remove tattoos on any body part with the exception of the eye area.

RESULTS

PicoWay laser tattoo removal requires less treatments than traditional laser tattoo removal machines. You’ll see significant tattoo clearance within the first few treatments. The speed and number of treatments required to remove your tattoo depends on several factors:

  • Tattoo size: Small spot tattoos require less time to treat than a full sleeve tattoo.
  • Skin type: Some skin types, especially darker ones, will need a lower energy setting to operate safely, requiring more treatments to achieve optimal clearance.
  • Ink colour: Some colours require more treatments than others to achieve the desired result.
PROVEN RESULTS

Before & After Photos

In one study, 86% of patients showed at least 50% clearance of their tattoos after 3 treatments. Another study showed 83% of blue/green tattoos had at least 50% clearance after 2 treatments.

TESTIMONIALS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Can anyone get laser tattoo removal with PicoWay?
Almost anyone. Please let the doctor know if you: 
Have a history of skin cancer or any other kind of cancer.
Have impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use immunosuppressive medications.
Have diseases, which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria, or epilepsy.
Use medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photo-sensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used, such as isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 6 months, tetracycline, or St. John’s Wort within the last two weeks.
How is PicoWay tattoo removal different from other treatments?
PicoWay uses photoacoustic (sound) energy instead of photothermal (heat) energy to shatter ink particles. And it uses an ultra-fast speed that is measured in picoseconds (trillionth of a second) compared to other lasers that may operate at nanoseconds (billionth of a second). This difference in speed allows it to break the ink particles into fine particles. For example, where nanosecond devices would break the ink particles from rock to gravel, the PicoWay breaks it from rock to sand (much finer). PicoWay patients report high satisfaction and little to no downtime.
PicoWay does all of this while simultaneously reducing risk. PicoWay’s ultra-short pulses target a specific area for a very short duration, minimizing the heat that gets transferred to the skin and lowering the risk of injury to neighbouring cells.
What are the risks of the PicoWay tattoo removal laser?
The most common immediate side effects are:
Discomfort
Mild/excessive redness
Swelling
Crusting, blisters, or a burn
Pinpoint bleeding
Tingling
Purplish spots
There are pre- and post-treatment care recommended to minimize the risks and ensure a safe treatment and recovery.
Some patients may experience hyper-pigmentation (the darkening of skin colour) or hypo-pigmentation (the lightening of skin colour). This is usually temporary and the skin will return to normal once the healing is complete.
Scarring can also occur but it’s rare and can usually be prevented with proper aftercare (treating blisters properly). If you notice excessive blistering or have any questions, please contact our clinic to meet with a doctor.
Is PicoWay safe and are the treatments painful?
Side effects with PicoWay are typically transient and expected as part of the laser treatment. Patients experience low to no downtime. In some cases, patients may use a topical anesthetic to enhance comfort during the treatment. More common side effects include redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, tingling, or purplish spots. These effects will differ, however, depending on the treatment you receive. You will likely experience some pain and discomfort during treatment but it will be dependent on the treatment you receive.
Is PicoWay laser tattoo removal right for me?
PicoWay is ideal for all skin types and colours of tattoo ink. It is important to follow post-care instructions.
How soon can I expect to see results?

Depending on the condition treated, you may see initial improvement after your first treatment. Typically, multiple treatment sessions are needed. For example, a clinical study of benign pigmented lesions found that after 2 treatments, 87% of lesions had a least good response (more than 50% had a good response or better). PicoWay 510(k) clearance for benign pigmented lesions (K150326).
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes. PicoWay laser has low to no downtime. Most people are able to return to their activities of daily living shortly after treatment. You may need a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days following tattoo removal.

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