Clearly a better way to remove tattoos


For many centuries, tattooing has been a cultural tradition, commonly used to show affiliations and rank, survival accounts or simply to identify an individual. More recently, tattoos have become a popular
way to show individuality, artistic expression, or independence. Research shows that one in five US adults (21%) have a tattoo ¹, including over half (60%) of all women over the age of 18 ².

As the number of individuals with tattoos has increased, so has the need for improved tattoo removal methods. They have evolved from potentially harmful treatments such as acid removal, excision, and dermabrasion to less damaging aesthetic lasers.

For more than 20 years, Q-Switched lasers have been considered the standard technique for removing tattoos and skin spots. Now with PicoSure, the ultra-short pulses create a photomechanical impact, shattering the ink or pigment into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more easily absorbed and eliminated through the body’s natural processes. This means that with each PicoSure treatment, the tattoo will lighten and clear faster than ever before.

See how PicoSure works.

Article by
Honolulu General Surgeon