Comparing PicoSure vs. Q-Switched Lasers
What makes them similar:
-Both are lasers
-Both break up the ink particles that get digested by your body
What makes them different:
-PicoSure laser is measured is pico-seconds while Q-switched lasers are measured in nano-seconds
-PicoSure uses photomechanical/pressure waves while Q-Switched photothermal/heat
PicoSure breaks down the link into smaller particles than the Q-Switched
What does all of this mean?
-People undergoing laser tattoo removal using a pico laser will have less pain
-Reduced amount of treatments
-Faster recovery time
-More effective on harder colors to remove in a tattoo (blues, greens & purples)
I’m going for a consultation on Wednesday at a dermatologist that has the PicoSure. Anyone have experience with this laser? It’s supposed to be the top of the line… which probably means the treatments are going to be super expensive. Worth it if it’ll remove the stubborn purple/violet & blue inks.