PicoSure laser tattoo removal is performed with an invisible laser beam! Huh? Did you know that the 755nm Alexandrite beam cannot be seen with the naked eye? So how do I know where the laser beam is aimed when I’m performing tattoo removal treatments? Well the PicoSure comes with a laser pointer built into it like a gun site (see photo below). When I point the red dot at a spot on a tattoo and press the foot pedal the PicoSure fires its invisible beam into the dermis. The energy passes through the skin and destroys only the ink itself which means not only is the PicoSure more effective but the chance of side effects like burns or scars are significantly reduced when compared to a Q-switched nanosecond laser.
Interestingly, the new PicoSure laser handpiece for red, yellow and orange inks does emit a visible beam which is an intense green. The reason for this is that red pigments are red because they absorb green light and reflect red light. The green laser handpiece fires at a picosecond pulse interval which produces a powerful PressureWave. This combination of energy and pressure destroys red and yellow pigment but is virtually harmless to the skin. The result: it looks as though the area had never even been tattooed. If you have a red, yellow, orange or multicolored tattoo you would like removed with the revolutionary PicoSure laser I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.