As tattooing has continued to increase in popularity, the number of people who then choose to have those seemingly-permanent inkings removed from their skin and banished to memory. Nothing to do with the quality of the tattoo itself, of course, but more a natural consequence. After all, it makes sense that more tattooed people = more people changing their minds down the line = more removals. It’s magic, maths, isn’t it?
Now back in days of yore, those folks who wanted to be rid of their ink had to suffer techniques such as dermabrasion, simply cutting the tattooed skin off or simply living with their long-hated ink forever. Doesn’t sound like a good solution, does it? We don’t think so either.
Fortunately, methods of tattoo removal have advanced significantly since then and now even the previous go-to Q-switch laser is on the verge of being past it. While this technique uses thermal energy (heat) to break up the ink particles that constitute the tattoo, a new kid on the block promises to do an even better job. Picosure.
Whereas older Q-switch laser tattoo removal works by heating the ink particles to the point where they simply break apart, Picosure works by smashing the ink particles with, short, yet really really powerful bursts of pulse energy to the tattoo. These bursts last a few trillionths of a second, but create a photomechanical effect (more science) that means the ink particles become small enough to be absorbed and eliminated by the body without the need for heating up – and potentially damaging – the surrounding skin.
We are thrilled to offer Picosure laser treatment to anyone who wants to remove a tattoo. Call in for a consultation today and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.