We get it – you may have been pleased with your tattoo initially.  But over time, as the ink begins to fade and your lifestyle changes, you may decide to have your tattoo removed. Lucky for you, Louisville Laser features a state-of-the-art laser that can do just that – the Candela® PicoWay laser!

The Candela PicoWay laser is highly effective for tattoo removal due to several key features:

Picosecond Technology

PicoWay utilizes ultra-short picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulse durations, which are much shorter than traditional nanosecond lasers. These picosecond pulses shatter the ink particles in the skin into much smaller fragments compared to nanosecond lasers. This makes it easier for the body to naturally eliminate the ink particles, leading to more efficient clearance of the tattoo.

High Peak Power

The PicoWay laser delivers high peak power, which is crucial for breaking down ink particles effectively. This high power, combined with the short pulse duration, ensures that the laser energy is delivered in a way that is both powerful and precise, maximizing the impact on the ink while minimizing damage to surrounding skin tissue.

Multiple Wavelengths

The PicoWay system offers multiple wavelengths, making it versatile for removing a wide range of tattoo ink colors. Different ink colors absorb different wavelengths of light. Therefore, having multiple wavelengths allows for the effective treatment of multicolored tattoos, including difficult-to-remove colors like blues and greens.

Safety and Comfort

The picosecond technology not only improves efficacy but also enhances safety and patient comfort. The shorter pulses mean less heat is generated, reducing the risk of burns and scarring. This makes the treatment more comfortable for patients and safer for all skin types, including darker skin tones which are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation and scarring.

Reduced Treatment Sessions

Because of its efficiency in breaking down ink particles, PicoWay can often remove tattoos in fewer sessions compared to traditional lasers. This is more convenient for patients and can lead to a quicker overall treatment process.

Effectiveness on Previously Treated Tattoos

PicoWay is also effective in treating tattoos that have been unsuccessfully treated with older laser technologies. It can target ink particles that have been resistant to previous treatments, offering hope to those who have had incomplete results in the past.

In summary, the Candela PicoWay’s advanced picosecond technology, high peak power, multiple wavelengths, and safety profile make it an excellent choice for tattoo removal, capable of effectively treating a wide range of tattoos with fewer sessions and increased patient comfort.

Our lasers treat a wide variety of color wavelengths, so tattoos of multiple colors can be treated at the same time. However, some colors and tattoo styles may take several treatments before your unwanted tattoo is invisible. Factors include: skin type, age of the tattoo, ink color and density, tattoo application process, tattoo size, and your own immune system. Regardless of your tattoo, we are confident we can help.

Find out whether you are a candidate for laser tattoo removal. Call us at 502-499-6608 or book a free consultation at the spa. Tattoo removal packages include up to 10 treatments as needed, to ensure best results. Package pricing is based on tattoo size, and can be found on our pricing page.