According to the British Association of Dermatologists, 33.3% of the population that undergo tattoo procedures/body art end up their regretting their choice. A lot of the time it is men that regret their larger scale inking’s, however women do tend to regret their tattoos too as for special occasions they can interfere and not portray an authentic image of one’s true self that they wish to portray.
If you are someone who is really displeased with your tattoos, the Picosure machine (Featured on Channel 4 ‘Tattoo Fixers’) is definitely the tattoo machine for you as it one of the most effective machinery out there. It is nothing like previous tattoo removal machines – that were traditionally Q-Switched, with nanosecond (one billionth of a second) pulse durations. However, clinical research has found that the PicoSure laser with picosecond (one trillionth of a second in length) pulse durations can get rid of unwanted tattoos faster than ever before.
Before we speak of the technicalities behind the Picosure Tattoo Removal process, here it is broken down and simplified.
PicoSure is an FDA-approved technology that uses incredibly short laser pulses (one trillionth of a second in length), to target the ink particle beneath the skin with such an immense amount of pressure, that the pigment shatters into minuscule dust-like particles. These are then absorbed by the immune system and eliminated by the body through the lymphatic drainage system.
Compared to traditional lasers using nanosecond technology, PicoSure is officially the most effective, and quickest, course of treatment to achieve a completely “clean canvas” result.
The “Complicated” Breakdown
Today, PicoSure lasers are considered by professionals to be the highest standard for the removal of tattoos (the pigment of the tattoo in picosecond pulses). The PicoSure is an “Alexandrite Laser”, which means it can produce a specific light wavelength within the infrared spectrum of 755nm.
The PicoSure laser utilises shorter wavelengths known as Pressure WaveTM, which penetrate less than longer wavelength in your bodily tissue that has been pigmented with tattoo ink. This creates an effect that allows for the absorption of the laser’s radiation which generates sound, produced when extremely intense laser pulses of around 100 million W/cm2 are delivered in very short amount of time (within billionths of a second). These pulses promote high temperatures that then break down the particles in tattoo ink.
The water within the cells of the treated area that contain the tattoo pigments reach boiling temperatures and rapidly explode, allowing the particles to breakdown (into dust size particles) and seep into the deeper layers of the skin. Once the pigments are broken down, they can be consumed by the local lymphatic system, which allows them to be eliminated through a trans-epidermal extrusion, essentially meaning you dispose of them through urinating.
This method can approximately remove a tattoo in for 6 treatments, but in the case that this takes more than 6 treatments, the rest will be FREE. Another massive advantage is time, instead of having 10 – 15 treatments to remove a tattoo the standard way you will only have to have 6, making this a lot faster than the conventional way.
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Today I had laser hair removal treatment by Katie, I have now finished my lot of 8 sessions and I am so pleased with the results.
I have have had this treatment by Steph, Katie and Danika, they have all been very thorough, professional and made the whole experience amazing from start to finish.
I first visited the Upminster branch to have laser tattoo removal and the results are simply amazing a tattoo mistake completely gone. Would highly recommend. I felt in such good hands I then went on to have Laser hair removal and am so amazed with the painless treatment and the amazing results. Wish I had done it sooner.
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Whilst at the clinic today I spoke to Katie about facials and have booked in to have my first one next week. But to top it off Katie’s knowledge on skin care and the products I would need to use to see results. I ended up buying some of the ZO range and can’t wait to use them.
Thanks again ladies it’s always so nice to come and have treatments and feel in the best hands possible.
Roxy is brilliant! She has been doing my laser tattoo removal and actually persuaded me to complete the course after the 1st session (it hurt more than I thought and I didn’t want to go back!). I had already paid for the course so it didn’t benefit her or the business if I went back or not. All the ladies I have come across here are all very friendly and professional. I'm considering other treatments here once my tattoo has gone. 5/5 from me!
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Same day/Next day
None, topical if required
14 days – estimated
Long term, tattoo gone
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Redness, bleeding, irritation, itchiness
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