At CLL, tattoos are removed with the PicoWay laser – the best out there. CLL is the only clinic in NoCo with this cutting-edge technology.
The PicoWay System
The PicoWay system is a high power laser with ultra short pulses that shatters tattoo ink, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact. The PicoWay laser treats a wide range of tattoo colors across a broad range of skin types. Over a series of brief treatments, the PicoWay laser can eliminate most tattoos. Picosecond laser technology provides an effective removal tool for those who no longer care for their body or face art.
The PicoWay laser system is the best out there, and offers the most innovative laser tattoo removal technology. Compared with the nanosecond technology of the past, today’s ultra-fast picosecond laser removal technology offers less risk and pain for patients, faster results, works to remove a broader range of colors and requires fewer treatment sessions.
How it Works
The PicoWay system offers the shortest pulse durations of any aesthetic laser —one picosecond is equal to one trillionth of a second. These extremely short laser pulses allow treatment across a broad range of skin types and darker skin tones. Less advanced lasers that offer longer nanosecond pulses create a photothermal effect, which can overheat melanin found in darker skin tones and cause scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hyperpigmentation. Also, the PicoWay system is the only picosecond platform with 4 wavelengths to address a wide range of tattoo colors, including difficult to remove blue and green tattoos.
The PicoWay system delivers short, fast, and powerful pulses of targeted energy. This creates the primarily photoacoustic impact needed to fracture tattoo ink into minuscule particles. This is achieved without the photothermal impact of other lasers, which can overheat surrounding skin tissue—a stark contrast to the slower pulse speed of nanosecond laser technology.
Preparing for your tattoo removal session
Before each session, thoroughly clean and shave the area that will be treated. A topical anesthetic or cooling pack may be applied at the time of treatment. Treatments typically last just 15 to 30 minutes and can require multiple sessions spaced 6 to 16 weeks apart, depending on both the tattoo size and its complexity. After each session, the patient should keep the area clean and regularly apply sunblock to the area if going outdoors. Mild redness or itching may occur and typically lasts only for a few days.
Colorado Laser Lab’s thINK program is a community outreach initiative designed to provide safe, effective, and free tattoo removal on the hands, neck, and face to those in need who were formerly incarcerated, gang members, survivors of human trafficking and those who wish to remove hate symbols or racist tattoos.
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