HOW DOES PICO SURE COM­PARE TO OTHER LASERS?

201 Health - - Body Image - DR. JAIME BASTI­DAS CHUBACK MED­I­CAL GROUP, PARA­MUS

A pri­mary com­peti­tor on the mar­ket for tat­too re­moval is the Q-switched laser. Both tech­nolo­gies uti­lize lasers to break up the ink par­ti­cles that are ul­ti­mately dis­solved in your body. In con­trast, the Pico Sure laser is mea­sured in pico-sec­onds and its com­peti­tor is mea­sured in nano-sec­onds. A pi­cosec­ond is 1/1000 of a nano sec­ond, mak­ing the for­mer sig­nif­i­cantly faster. An­other dif­fer­ence is that Pico Sure uses pho­tome­chan­i­cal or pres­sure waves, break­ing down the tat­too into smaller par­ti­cles while Q-switched lasers uti­lize photo ther­mal (heat) to ac­com­plish the pro­ce­dure.

“Of par­tic­u­lar con­se­quence is the Pico Sure’s abil­ity to re­move some of the most dif­fi­cult-colored inks like green and blue,” Basti­das ex­plains. “Even if you have un­der­gone other tat­too re­moval pro­ce­dures in the past, you are still a can­di­date for this process.”

Ul­ti­mately, pa­tients who opt for Pico Sure will re­quire fewer treat­ments and will achieve the fi­nal re­sult faster.

WHAT IS THE COST?

It is not an in­ex­pen­sive pro­ce­dure given the high cost of this cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy, but should be dis­cussed di­rectly with your physi­cian to de­ter­mine pric­ing on a case by case ba­sis. Pa­tients must weight the dif­fer­en­tial in the speed of the re­moval process and ef­fec­tive­ness of the Pico Sure laser against other pro­to­cols.

“The Pico Sure Laser is sig­nif­i­cantly more ef­fec­tive than other lasers in elim­i­nat­ing a tat­too in that it takes half the num­ber of ses­sions for the process to be com­plete”

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