Picosecond laser is a new laser that allows dermatologists to remove tattoos more thoroughly than ever before. The main difference between picosecond laser tattoo removal and other digital tattoo removal methods is the speed. Older types, such as Q-switches, release energy in a nanosecond — a billionth of a second. You might think this is fast, but super second is even faster. It can release the same energy as the Q-switch laser in picoseconds, that is, trillionths of a second. It is the fastest laser in dermatology.
The faster the laser, the less heat it produces. The excess heat generated by slow laser will damage the skin and cause scars, but the speed of picosecond laser is very fast and will not burn the skin tissue. Compared with Q-switch, picosecond laser can also decompose ink particles into smaller fragments, which means faster ink absorption, shorter processing time and more thorough removal. Where can such a powerful picosecond laser be used?
1. Skin regeneration
They trigger the natural healing process of the skin, including the regeneration of young and healthy collagen and elastin fibers.
2. Remove tattoos
This treatment mechanically decomposes the ink particles without causing thermal damage. Over time, the body’s lymphatic system disposes of ink fragments. This natural healing process minimizes the risk of discoloration, scarring or discoloration.
3. Pigmented lesion
Picosecond laser can treat superficial and deep pigmented lesions.
4. Scars and acne scars
Replace compacted scar tissue with healthy new collagen to improve the appearance of scars or remove them together.