MediHealth Aesthetics can now help you remove unwanted tattoos with the state of the art PicoSure™ laser system.
PicoSure™ uses the latest technology to remove Tattoos by delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy into the skin. These pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave, that targets ink without damaging surrounding tissue
PressureWave shatters the ink into tiny, dust-like particles which are easily eliminated by the body. This results in clearer skin with fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin. PicoSure™ can be effective on tattoos of any colour.
This video shows how PicoSure™’s laser technology removes tattoo inks safely from your skin.
PicoSure FAQ’s for Tattoo Removal
How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?
Laser energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are eliminated through the body’s natural processes resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.
What does laser tattoo removal feel like?
For many patients, the feeling of laser tattoo removal has been compared to what it feels like when getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Your practitioner will work with you on the best comfort option based on your individual situation.
How many treatments will tattoo removal require?
The number of laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, location on the body, how many colors are in the tattoo, scarring in the area, density of the ink, amateur vs professional tattoo, type of laser used, lifestyle habits, own immune system etc. During your consultation, a practitioner will evaluate your tattoo and recommend a realistic treatment regime to help you achieve the best results.
How often will I need treatments?
While it typically takes 4-8 weeks for the body to absorb the ink particles, every patient and tattoo responds differently. Generally treatments are 6-8 weeks apart, to allow for skin recovery and also the physiological processes to eliminate the ink from the tissue.
How will my skin look after the laser treatment?
You may see an immediate slight whitening or “frosting” of the skin, however that will subside immediately after the treatment is complete. Other effects include mild swelling and redness.
My tattoo was treated with a laser in the past and didn’t clear, why would I try again now?
Until the launch of PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-Switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure, ultra-short pulses hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. PicoSure has been proven success in treating even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, stubborn tattoos that were not successfully cleared in the past.
Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?
Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo.
For a consultation please call 021714871 or making a booking via our enquiry form.