How Is It Possible to Eliminate Them?
If you have a tattoo that no longer harmonizes to your current lifestyle we now have an efficient exit door to eliminate it.
PICOWAY® is a NEW laser treatment from Syneron-Candela: a picosecond laser system for the elimination of tattoos. PicoWay’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissues. These bursts of energy create a photo-mechanical impact which shatters the tattoo ink into smaller particles that are more easily eliminated by your bodily phagocytic cells. It allows us to reduce the number of treatment sessions necessary by comparison to the traditional lasers used up to now.
The PicoWay system consists of an alexandrite laser head with a picosecond Nd:YAG Laser Deck. The 532nm and 1064nm wavelengths have been carefully selected and the laser pulse duration being well controlled, the treatment of tattoos can be performed with minimal energetic densities, reducing the possibility of adverse effects to normal surrounding tissues.
What makes tattoos so difficult to remove?
DEPTH: Ink is injected into the dermis, below the skin, where it’s harder to remove.
INK PARTICLE SIZE: The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles making them easier for the body to carry away, but sometimes the remaining ink particles are still too large, even after multiple laser treatments.
COLOR: While dark blues, blacks and red are easy to treat, other colors such as oranges, purples and yellows can be more difficult to remove.
SKIN TONE: With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles. Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.
Due to the current risk of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, we encourage all patients who are sick, or experiencing symptoms such as fever, trouble breathing, coughing or have travelled to Italy, China or Iran to call to reschedule your appointment at 416-317-6696. During this time we will be waiving our customary fees for late cancellations and rescheduling.