There are three factors to consider when it comes to laser tattoo removal:
1. The body: This is the most overlooked and ignored factor, and has the largest impact. The laser breaks up the ink into tiny particles, but it is the body's lymphatic system that actually removes the ink. A properly functioning immune system is more capable of removing ink.
2. The safe application of laser energy
3. Time interval between laser sessions: Having the sessions spaced out--we prefer 8 to 10 weeks--will better ensure the body has had time to heal and effectively remove the ink particles that were broken up during your previous session.
Picosure is a trademarked name of the first very well-advertised company's laser, which we first considered and rejected. We do not regret that decision. It has no separated adjustment for power and spot size; there is only one power output.
Our laser has about 100 power adjustment levels. Sometimes it is appropriate to use a larger or smaller spot size, as well as different laser wavelengths. It always is appropriate to use different power settings. Most of our lasers operate at 6,000 picoseconds. Our most powerful one operates at 30,000 picoseconds. We can deliver more power to the ink than almost every other laser on the market.
We have not had to use more than half our lasers power. One reason we chose our Italian-made laser is others using the most popular lasers can't remove the last bits of ink--and ours does.
We have patients coming from dermatologists after they tell them their lasers can no longer help. Half of those tattoos show signs of scar tissue. We don't see scar tissue caused by our lasers. Our lasers have patented output, with no hot spots, for more even application to the skin. That's how we can remove tattoos without blistering. We can blister people too, but its not needed.
Ink colors respond best to certain wavelengths of laser light. Ask your intended treatment provider what colors of ink their laser(s) has trouble removing. If they say white and, maybe some yellows, you know you are in the right place. Also, preferably find someone with three actual real lasers who can also teach you how to help your body remove the ink through lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Published on Jul 11, 2012