Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center is proud to have the world’s first and only picosure laser for tattoo removal. We own and operate the Picosure laser at the Summit, NJ and Englewood, NJ locations. The laser can also be used for acne scar treatment, skin revitalization, wrinkle treatment, and for the removal of pigmented lesions.
How does it work?
The laser tattoo removal offered by Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center operates best on darker inks such as black, blue, and red ink. Picosure has a short pulse duration that exceeds photothermal action and results in an intense photomechanical impact. This adds up to faster results and fewer treatments when compared to other tattoo removal methods. This is also gentler on the surrounding skin.
The majority of patients require no anesthesia for treatment and the sensation is comparable to a small rubber band snapping against the skin. If the size and location of the tattoo result in heightened sensitivity, we are happy to provide local anesthesia for the comfort of our patients.
What to expect after treatment
Following treatment, a dressing and antibiotic ointment will be placed on the area. Sometimes pinpoint bleeding can occur in the location where the laser tattoo removal takes place. This is from the hair follicles however the dressing applied topically will take care of this by protecting the hair follicles that may be vulnerable to infection. Once 24 hours has passed, the patient can take a shower but must not scratch or irritate the site.
Ultra-short Pulse Duration Is the Difference
- Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond technology.
- Only ultrashort pulse durations trigger photomechanical effect.
- With this short pulse width, half the fluence is required compared to Q-Switched nanosecond lasers.
Laser Response Comparison
What to expect for tattoo removal
- Safe and Effective
- Low Risk of Scarring
- Works Best on Dark
(blue, black, purple, green) Ink
- No downtime
- 95%+ Tattoo Removal Effectiveness
- Permanent Results
TYPICAL TREATMENT COST
What to expect
- Performed by Experienced Doctors
- Safe and Effective
- No Downtime
- Long Term Effects
Before & after
Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal
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