Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal | Private Practice Solutions
Roughly one of every five adults in the country has at least one tattoo, but not every tattoo is a decision that the recipient is happy with for the rest of their life. In fact, tattoo removal procedures have increased steadily, especially among women, who make up around 73% of the tattoo removal patients. Additionally, most tattoo removal patients are 35 or older.
Many individuals for various reasons wish to remove their permanent ink as thoroughly as possible.
Therefore, having the best picosecond laser for tattoo removal is key. Here are some features to look for.
Equal Laser Beam Distribution
Ultimately, the more uniform the laser distribution is during tattoo removal, the more uniform the results will be. A shortfall of older picosecond laser setups is the laser didn’t distribute evenly across the skin’s
surface, which could create hot spots that would delve further into the skin and take longer to heal.
The most advanced picosecond lasers come with revolutionized optical technology such as a laser beam
that evenly distributes as much as possible. The flattop beam of the laser allows the beam to transition evenly over different points of skin tissue and remove ink at level depths during treatment processes.
Varied Source Selection and Laser Wavelength
Picosecond lasers are ideal for tattoo removal because they emit optical pulses at various ranges down to the pico or nanosecond. Modern picosecond lasers take that idea even further by giving the operator
the ability to adjust sources and wavelengths to precise settings for the most accurate functions.
The ability to precisely adjust source selection and laser wavelengths make these things easier to do:
- Adjust how the laser functions to remove certain colors of ink
- Achieve precise laser action on ink that is harder to remove from certain points of the body
- Target specific problematic skin zones like knuckles where the skin is often thicker
For example, you can use higher nanosecond modes to remove inks that have a darker pigment, such as blue or black, which be more difficult to target. Additionally, you can use picosecond modes to target lighter ink hues like orange, red, or pink.
Usability With a Standalone Cooling Device
Many people don’t consider tattoo removal a very painful procedure, but it can definitely be uncomfortable because of the burning sensations a person feels as the laser moves repeatedly over the skin. Some picosecond
lasers rely on an integrated cooling device that works alongside the laser to comfort the patient as the treatment provider works. But integrated cooling systems:
- Can be a hassle because they can’t be removed from the laser
- Can’t be used with other laser equipment as needed
- Can lower the efficiency of the laser beam
Modern laser systems that you can connect to a standalone aesthetic cooling device are a much better option for a few reasons. The standalone cooling devices cool the skin while the laser is in motion without
interfering with the laser beam’s actions. The ability to disconnect the cooling device and use only the laser proves to be much more convenient.
Make sure you are capable of providing the most comfortable experience and most effective results. This is what will make your tattoo removal services more attractive to patients. If you know the time is right to
upgrade your tattoo removal equipment or picosecond laser, reach out to us at Private Practice Solutions to set up a consultation.
Private Practice Solutions will happily answer any of your questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is to provide you with the most effective laser equipment possible so you can have satisfied customers.