Tattoo removal is as much an art and science as the actual tattooing. But tattoo removal involves a lot more science than one expects.
Although many clinics offer tattoo removal in Singapore, how do you get a high-quality and cost-effective tattoo removal results?
Here’s an Insider’s Guide to the Best Pico Lasers for tattoo removal and what to look out for.
How Laser Tattoo Removal is Done
1. Pulse duration – Both Pico and Nano Lasers is utilised for a treatment that is doubly effective.
Clinical research states that the ideal method for shattering tattoo ink in the skin is to utilise both the Nano and Picosecond laser pulses for an ideal result.
First, the Nanosecond pulses are used to deliver short bursts of energy that break down the larger tattoo ink to smaller particles.
The Picosecond lasers pulses break down small ink particles, even the finer particles, which are more easily absorbed by your body’s immune cells.
This combination yields far better results than using either one of the technologies on its own, enabling complete removal to be achieved on your skin.
Pico Lasers like PicoPlus, Enlighten and Picocare have Picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations.
2. Number of Picosecond Wavelengths
The higher the number of wavelengths means that a higher number of tattoo ink colours can be removed. Depending on the colour of the tattoo, different Pico Lasers may need to be used for tattoo removal.
PicoPlus & PicoCare have 4 Picosecond wavelengths. Discovery pico has 3 wavelengths. PicoSure has 2 wavelengths. The treatment prices may vary depending on the type of laser that is used.
3. Peak Power
A high peak power means that there is more Laser energy used to shatter persistent tattoo pigments, which translates to more ideal results in fewer sessions, helping you to save on costs.
Discovery Pico and PicoPlus have the highest peak power of 1.8GW. For tattoo removal treatments that require high peak power, these Pico Lasers are the most suitable types.
4. Country of manufacture
Research and clinical protocols for the Pico Laser are developed based on the predominant skin type of their population (Korean lasers have been studied on Korean/Oriental skin).
Korean Pico Lasers like Lutronic’s Pico Plus and Wontech’s PicoCare have been developed to treat stubborn pigments in Asian skin.
5. Find a Tattoo Removal Specialist
At the end of the day, an excellent Pico Laser that is suitable for Asian skin is just a tool for the doctor.
Head to a clinic and consult a doctor who is an expert at removing tattoos and you can be assured that you will receive the right treatment at a suitable price.
For more information, check out my Guide to Pico Lasers and Guide to Tattoo Removal in Singapore.
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