PicoWay vs. PicoSure: Which is Better?

Which laser performs better? What are the differences between the two lasers? Do both remove black ink?

Doctor Answers 6

Pico way vs Picosure

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Pcioway is newer and better.  It can be used with the 1064 on all skin types.  It is faster, less painful and better than picosure.  It uses pico technology which zaps the ink in the tattoo at an extremely rapid pulse.  This is much better than Q switch technology and is better than picosure.  Pico way uses photo acoustics as well to shatter the ink particles. There is less burning and scarring with Picoway as compared to Picosure

PicoWay Is Newer and Better for Tattoo Removal

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PicoWay is my go-to modality for tattoo removal. It uses shorter pico pulses to shatter the pigment into very small pieces that are easily absorbed by the body. Because it uses photoacoustic waves rather than heat, it is better for ethnic skin as it does not cause discoloration or scarring. PicoWay also requires fewer sessions than PicoSure or other lasers. All lasers can remove black ink; it is actually the easiest pigment to remove. Consult with a board-certified dermatologist to learn which treatment is best for you.

Picoway - safer and better for Indian Skin/ darker skin types than Picosure

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The 1064nm in Picoway works much better for Indian skin/ darker skin types than the 755nm in Picosure. Since post laser dyspigmentation is much higher in ethnic skin, it is definitely safer to go with the 1064 nm which is available in Picoway, but not with the Picosure.

PicoWay vs PicoSure

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The PicoWay has the greatest power and the shortest "Pico" pulse duration to destroy the ink particles into smaller particles as compared to Q Switched lasers and other Pico laser devices. There is less pain and fewer treatments are necessary with this advancement in laser tattoo removal technology.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Pico Lasers

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they all work the same what is best to know is who is doing the lasering -- this gives to ultimate results

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

Depends on Ink

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This question is really depends currently on what color ink.Red, yellow, orange, black, dark browns and blue

Chad M. Hivnor, MD
San Antonio Dermatologist

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