When you want a tattoo removed, you should make sure the removal is done in the most effective and safe manner possible. The Finery has always had a commitment to using the newest and best technology to provide complete laser tattoo removal, and we are pleased to have a new tool in our arsenal. The Lutronic PicoPlus is a cutting edge picosecond laser that can remove red and black ink efficiently. Here is what this new laser means for you.
Using Picosecond Technology
Before we get into the details of the new Lutronic PicoPlus, let’s go over what picosecond lasers do. Picosecond lasers, such as our standard PicoSure and PicoWay as well as the new PicoPlus laser, issue ultra-short pulses of energy that shatters ink into tiny particles, which can then be cleared through your lymphatic system. The pulses are measured in picoseconds – one trillionth of a second. Studies have shown that picosecond lasers are the absolute best way to remove tattoos in the fewest treatments and with the least damage to surrounding tissues.
Is the Picoplus Safe for Darker Skin Types?
The PicoPlus is one of the few picosecond lasers that can effectively be used to treat all skin types including darker skin. This is due to the PicoPlus utilizing a 1064 wavelength coupled with picosecond technology. A 1064 wavelength is a necessity when treating darker skin types because darker skin absorbs more light and heat. This particular wavelength is able to target ink while leaving the melanocytes intact. The ultra-short picosecond pulse duration also allows the technician to deliver more energy into the target pigment while causing less skin fatigue than traditional 1064 lasers such as the Quanta q+c nanosecond laser.
The PicoPlus | Specs
The PicoPlus was developed by Lutronic, a global leader in the manufacturing and development of aesthetic and medical laser systems. This new laser was recently approved by the FDA for use in the United States and is being utilized by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and laser tattoo removal clinics throughout the country. With both pico and nanosecond modules and enough power to remove even the most resistant ink, the PicoPlus offers technicians a user-friendly interface with numerous settings and a short warm-up time. For industry professionals, the following information is useful to see what truly makes the Picoplus unique:
The Picoplus excels with its ability to use larger spot sizes with higher energy than another picosecond 1064/532 lasers. This is beneficial when treating heavily saturated tattoos as the ability to penetrate deeper into the dermis gives superior clearance in fewer treatments. The technician can then use less energy later in the removal process when the skin is more taxed.
One of The Finery’s premier lasers is the PicoSure, which also offers picosecond technology. The new PicoPlus will complement the PicoSure and offer our technicians a broader range of options for treating resistant ink. While the PicoSure has a longer picosecond pulse duration, it has more power and a true Alexandrite 755 wavelength, making it exceptional at removing green, purple, and blue ink. The PicoPlus, on the other hand, has a shorter picosecond pulse duration and utilizes a 1064 and 532 wavelength. This makes it ideal for breaking down black and red ink.
A Variety of Tools for Tough Cases
When it comes to tattoo removal, no one laser works for all clients. Depending on the type and location of your tattoo, your unique skin pigment, and the colors used, a variety of lasers may be needed to effectively remove your tattoo. With the new addition of the Lutronic PicoPlus, our technicians have one more resource for addressing tough black or red ink.
If you have a tattoo that you would like removed or have attempted laser removal before with unsuccessful results, come in and see what the new PicoPlus can do for you. Our technicians are highly trained experts who can remove many tattoos that other clinic can’t. Visit us today to find out if the PicoPlus is the right tool for your situation.