All kinds of tattoos can be eliminated with the advanced Enlighten sis™ laser. In the past, lasers used for tattoo removal were only able to remove some ink colors. Colors like red, orange, yellow, and white couldn't be tackled with previous tattoo removal lasers, but the PICO Genesis laser can remove any color tattoo ink from black to white to vibrant colors like purple and orange. The laser is also appropriate for use in people with any skin tone. Some lasers can be used only in patients with lighter skin, but the PICO Genesis can be used on anyone with great success.
No, in fact, one of the most significant advantages of the Enlighten PICO Genesis laser is that it can remove the ink without leaving behind a telltale scar.
The PICO Genesis laser uses non-thermal photomechanical laser power to break the ink pigment apart into many tiny particles. During this process, the surrounding skin isn't damaged in any way.
Many patients liken the treatment to small snaps with a rubber band. Most people tolerate the treatment quite well and with no pain.
After treatment, patients can return to their daily routine immediately. There may be a small amount of swelling or some minor skin flaking. Patients should stay well hydrated, as this helps flush out the ink particles. Keeping the tattoo moisturized with approved products is also important.
This can vary quite a bit because each tattoo is different. Patients generally need to have 5 treatments or more. The treatment sessions are typically planned around 2 weeks apart for the optimal results. Patients will often start to notice significant fading after just a few treatments, however.
Yes, in fact, many patients have opted for treatment with the same laser to remove melasma or other types of skin pigmentation. The PICO Genesis laser is one of the most efficient lasers in existence today.
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