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Laser Tattoo Removal Scars


You will most likely not get any scars from PicoWay laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal will typically not cause any scarring unless you already have an existing scar, are prone to scarring or keloids, or are reckless with your aftercare.

If you have a scar from getting a tattoo, the tattoo may have covered it up, making it difficult to notice. The removal of the tattoo would reveal the scar and make it appear as though the scarring is the result of the removal process.

Here at Sparkle Lifestyle & MediSpa, we thoroughly assess your tattoo and the area around it. Any existing scarring prior to treatment is identified during your laser tattoo removal consultation. To make sure there are no misunderstandings, we thoroughly discuss previous wounds that caused scarring and the proper aftercare for your treatments.

Problems with scarring usually arise from improper before and aftercare, not from removal treatments. Appropriate care must be given to the affected skin before and after treatments.

For tattoo removal, Picosecond lasers are more effective than older nanosecond lasers. The safest laser wavelength for tattoo removal is 1064 nm. PicoSure is the original picosecond laser which operates at 755 nm. PicoSure treatment can result in hypopigmentation in patients with darker skin tones. Fortunately, the new PicoWay laser has picosecond range pulse durations at both 1064 nm and 532 nm. Multicolored tattoos require treatment with more than one laser wavelength and PicoWay uses multiple laser wavelengths. That is why the popularity of PicoWay laser is on the rise.

PicoWay boasts a higher rate of tattoo removal in fewer sessions, as well as more comfort and less risk of side effects due to its shorter pulse duration. This laser uses short bursts of energy that last only trillionths of a second. That is why it is less likely to cause discomfort or damage. There is a much lower chance of the laser causing hyper or hypo pigmentation, so it also works well with darker skin tones.

Q-Switch or nanosecond lasers came out about 20 years ago. But picosecond laser came out about 3 years ago. Most patients treated with Q-Switch lasers have significant hypopigmentation around and under their tattoo. Nanosecond lasers have trouble differentiating between the melanin in your skin and ink. In this technology, heat is used to burn the pigment out of your skin. Many patients treated with nanosecond lasers end up with raised scars. These conditions are not reversible.

On the other hand, picosecond lasers work 1000 times faster and use a pressure wave rather than heat. A very small number of patients usually of darker skin tones have pinpoint hypopigmentation. It is very unlikely to get burned with a picosecond laser.

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