Looking At The PicoSure Laser

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pico laserThere’s been a great deal of buzz recently with concerns to the most recent FDA authorized tattoo removal laser, Picosure. Its’ been seen on news publications throughout the nation; clinics are delighted to reveal its arrival to among their cities; and a fast Google look for “laser tattoo removal” will likely lead to various listings for the Picosure laser. So exactly what’s all buzz about? Is it in reality the most significant advance in laser tattoo removal in years? Maybe, but not to the level the manufacturer leads you to believe.

The greatest distinction in between the Picosure laser and the more commonly utilized Q-switched lasers like our Quanta Q Plus C is the pulse-width (the quantity of time the laser’s energy is used with each pulse). A Q-switched laser has a pulse-width of 1 nanosecond. As its name would recommend, the Picosure has a pulse-width of 1 picosecond, one thousand times smaller sized than a nanosecond.

Exactly what does a reduced pulse-width mean for laser tattoo removal? In concept, a much shorter pulse-width would imply less discomfort throughout treatment and less short-term tissue issue for that reason a much shorter recovery time. After carrying out a Google search for “Picosure testimonials” we discovered www.realself.com/picosure. There are some extremely comprehensive accounts consisting of photos narrating clients’ trip with picosure treatments. The majority of the photos and descriptions of the recovery procedure along with lots of reviews of the pain felt throughout treatment appear to be exactly what can be anticipated with treatment from our Quanta Q Plus C Laser.

Picosure’s developers’ accounts of how reliable their laser is at eliminating tattoos, leads lots of to think that it can get rid of a tattoo in one treatment and if not simply one, definitely far less than a Q-switched laser. Additional testimonial of clients’ accounts of their treatments revealed that numerous treatments were with blue, green, or purple inks.  The Picosure is totally blind to reds and yellows. This is due to the Picosure laser just having only one wavelength, 755nm (Alexandrite). Unfortunately not all colors will certainly react to the exact same wavelength. Black reacts to many wavelengths so the Picosure does a respectable task of fading black inks, however it is most reliable versus blues, environment-friendlies, and purples. According to photos published by real clients, blues, environment-friendlies, and people, the Picosure is no better than our Q-switched 694nm (Ruby) wavelength as far as speed of color loss. If a client has reds, yellows, and oranges in their tattoo the Picosure will not effect those colors at all.  Another laser will have to be used of to effectively fade those colors, and exactly what will the supporters of the Picosure use rather? Yep, you thought it, they’ll be required to go right back to a Q-switched laser like the Quanta Q Plus C we utilize right here at Clean Canvas due to the fact that for reds, yellows, and oranges you require a 532nm wavelength.

Right here’s the clincher: with the expense of Picosure laser treatments almost triple the cost of Q-switched laser treatments, is it truly worth it to choose the Picosure? The customer, nevertheless if provided an option, needs to lean in the direction of going someplace that might make use of one laser to handle ALL the colors that have to come out. That simply makes more sense. Upon taking a look at the long performance history of effectiveness and recorded security that arises from the Q-switched lasers, well … why re-invent the wheel? Choose exactly what has actually been shown to work.