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PicoWay Tattoo and Pigmentation Remover: Frequently Asked Questions

PicoWay is a safe, concrete, and proven laser tattoo removal procedure. The treatment can also be used effective to remove unsightly skin pigmentation.PicoWay Tattoo and Pigmentation Remover: Frequently Asked Questions

Patients should have a clear idea about all aspects of the PicoWay treatment before they go ahead with the procedure. A responsible provider will address all their concerns and help them make an informed choice.

Dr. Q Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides PicoWay tattoo and pigmentation remover to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations in this section of the state.

What is PicoWay?

FDA-cleared pico-second laser device effectively treats wrinkles, scars and dark skin spots (pigmentation) as well as removes permanent tattoos. This laser treatment features high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations. It delivers energy below the skin’s surface to treat pigment such as tattoo ink or dark spots disintegrating it into tiny fragments that are almost invisible.  

Is PicoWay Appropriate for me?

PicoWay may be the most suitable treatment for you if you seek a laser procedure that works underneath the skin’s surface and involves low to no recovery time. People with pigmentation, dark spots or unwanted tattoos can ask their treatment provider if PicoWay is ideal for them.

Who should not undergo PicoWay?

The FDA has given the nod to PicoWay for specific uses such as the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, and dark spots as well as tattoo removal. For patients seeking other types of laser treatments, such as for hair removal, PicoWay may not be the right procedure.

PicoWay is effective on various skin types. The wavelength required for a specific patient’s treatment will determine whether PicoWay laser tattoo removal is appropriate for them.

What is PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay Resolve treatment uses a special headpiece that splits the laser energy beam into multiple small microbeams. This enables the treatment of problems such as wrinkles and acne scars.

PicoWay Resolve produces tiny open spaces, known as vacuoles, beneath the skin where it enhances the production of elastin and collagen transforming the skin over a period.

Is PicoWay Safe?

PicoWay side effects are usually temporary and an expected part of the laser procedure. The treatment involves low to no downtime. Some common side effects are:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Pinpoint bleeding
  • Tingling or purplish spots

However, these side effects will vary depending on the laser treatment.

Are PicoWay Treatments Painful?

The level of pain associated with PicoWay depends on the treatment that the patient undergoes. People receiving PicoWay treatment for the removal of tattoos will possibly experience some discomfort and pain during the procedure.

Patients undergoing the PicoWay Resolve treatment attested to having low levels of pain while receiving the procedure for the treatment of wrinkles and mild to no pain during the treatment of acne scars.

How soon can I Expect the Outcomes to be Visible?

The visibility of the results depends on the condition being treated. The patient typically requires multiple treatment session for significant effects.

How soon can I Resume Normal Activities Following the Treatment?

Patients can resume their routine almost immediately after the PicoWay treatment involves low to no downtime. A majority of patients resume their daily activities shortly after their PicoWay treatment. If the patient undergoes tattoo removal, they may have to keep the treated area bandaged for a few days to ensure that it remains dry.

The committed Dr. Q Med Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this part of the southwest for PicoWay.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.

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