The device delivers short-pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second, and studies suggest that these short bursts are safe, faster, and more effective at removing tattoos and benign pigmented lesions than older lasers. In one study of 22 people, there was more than 80% overall tattoo clearance seen in 2 weeks. On average, 94% clearance was achieved for the difficult-to-treat colors, blue and green.
“The big take-home message is that the PicoSure is dramatically different in treating difficult tattoo colors such as blue and green,” says Roy G. Geronemus, MD, the director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. “PicoSure more rapidly lightens other colors, with improved recovery time due to less collateral injury to the surrounding tissue.”
Bottom line, according to Geronemus, is that PicoSure hits tattoos harder and faster, with less downtime than anything else out there. “There is no question about it. PicoSure is a breakthrough product.”