Does the PicoWay treatment hurt?
The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on the nature and location of the tattoo on the body.
What should you expect and what precautions should be taken throughout this process?
During your first visit, your skin’s reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most effective treatment.
Immediately following treatment, cold or cool compresses may be applied to soothe the treated area. A topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended. In the first few days, take care to avoid scrubbing the area or using abrasive skin cleansers.
How many PicoWay treatments will I require?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the location, depth, size and type of pigmentation. Some lesions will require several treatments for optimal results, where some can be resolved in a single treatment.
Are PicoWay treatments safe, and are there any side effects?
PicoWay treatments selectively treat the melanin pigmentation while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. After treatments, patients will experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin for a few months following treatment. The skin will typically resolve to normal pigmentation color.
Can the PicoWay also treat tattoos and other discolorations?
Yes, the PicoWay treatment is also safe and effective for treatment of multicolored tattoos.