All About Picosecond Laser Tattoo Removal

The ink of a tattoo stagnates in the skin without arousing suspicion of the local immune system; it is made up of too big molecules for the skin to resorb. The tattoo laser delivers a shock wave in the skin which, by a photo-acoustic effect, will fragment the ink into dust to make it digestible by the immune cells of the skin. These are lasers that deliver light over an extremely short time (on the order of 60 nanoseconds for the Qswitched or picosecond laser tattoo removal machine. The wavelength will depend on the color of the ink to be fragmented. Some colors, such as green can be difficult to make completely disappear. To obtain a complete picosecond laser tattoo removal, several sessions (4 to 12) are required depending on the density of the pigment, its depth and the colors used, spaced from 4 to 8 weeks to allow the skin to rest and limit the risk of scarring white.

Before the session
Do not be tanned.
Shave before sitting if the area to be tattooed is hairy.
Apply anesthetic cream 1h30 before the session

During the session
Eye protection required (special glasses provided at the time of the session).
Pain in the type of burning hence the interest of the anesthetic cream posed 1h30 before the session.
Bleaching, edema, redness, bleeding, persistent burning 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Follow-up after the session

Possible blinds (possibility to pierce them in the shower leaving the skin in place).
Small crusts and healing process for about 1 to 2 weeks.
Avoid solar exposure the 3 weeks after the session.
What care after the session?

Healing cream 2 to 3 times a day until healing (at least 1 week).
Compresses the first days in case of blisters and seeps.
Solar protection the 3 weeks after the laser.

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