Pico & Q Switched
Laser means ‘light energy’. If you wait under the sun for a while wearing dark-colored clothes, you will notice that the clothes and your skin warm up. This is because dark-colored pigments absorb light and convert it into heat. Laser works on a similar principle. Dark-colored pigments absorb laser light, causing a tissue response in the form of heat, sound, or vaporization. In the case of tattoo removal, laser beams are used to reach the dark-colored tattoo pigment inside the skin without damaging the skin surface. The tattoo pigment absorbs laser light, converting the energy from light into sound and heat. As a result, the pigments in the skin break down into smaller particles without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The body’s immune system can more easily remove the fragmented tattoo ink.
Can Every Eyebrow and Tattoo Be Removed?
Most tattoos can generally be removed using Pico and Q Switched lasers, but not always. Pico tattoo removal lasers are produced with the latest technology. While it is possible to remove many primary colors in the skin using lasers, unfortunately, shades of purple, pink, yellow, skin-colored, and white tattoos cannot be removed with lasers. Therefore, we recommend that those considering getting tattoos and later removing them avoid choosing colors that are difficult and/or impossible to remove with lasers.
How Are Treatment Intervals Determined?
The interval between tattoo removal sessions is usually 6-8 weeks. The superficial peeling of the skin that occurs during laser tattoo and eyebrow removal treatment heals within 1-2 days. Despite the normalization of the skin surface, the process of removing the triggered pigment from the skin continues. Therefore, it is important to wait for as many removable substances as possible and for the skin’s supporting tissue to return to normal before proceeding. The second or subsequent laser tattoo removal session is typically scheduled for 3-4 weeks later. Sometimes, the interval may be extended even further.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
The number of sessions is determined by factors such as the chemical formula of the ink used, the applied technique and depth, the amount of ink used, and the type of laser used. Pico lasers are highly effective as they can produce high-energy pulses in the nanosecond range. They can deliver high energy to the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the tissue. The number of tattoo removal sessions typically ranges from 2 to 6 sessions.
Is It Possible to Remove a Specific Area of the Eyebrow or Tattoo with Laser?
Laser tattoo removal treatment can be applied to specific parts of the eyebrow or tattoo. Different types of laser heads, wavelengths, and application techniques are used to remove a specific design or pattern in any color within the tattoo.
Can Permanent Makeup Be Removed with Pico or Q Switched?
Eyebrows are often areas where permanent makeup is applied, using techniques such as microblading and shading. Unlike tattoo inks, eyebrow pigments are applied more superficially to the epidermal layer. All pigments used for this purpose must be medically approved. Ensuring that the color remains unchanged over time and that it does not contain harmful substances is crucial for health.
Eyebrow trends change over time. Different eyebrow shapes, whether straight or arched, thick or thin, have come into focus at different times. Women who want to change the shape of their eyebrows can benefit from laser treatments. With Pico lasers, eyebrows can be almost completely removed and redesigned in 2-3 sessions. Pico lasers do not cause significant swelling or bleeding; there might be mild redness and itching. Results become noticeable within a week. If a second session is desired, it can be scheduled for renewal 3-4 weeks later.
Some permanent makeup pigments have a metallic base. When exposed to laser light, these metallic products can turn dark or even black. In such cases, the treatment can become much more challenging. This darkness often does not respond well to tattoo removal lasers. However, it can be removed with laser peeling. This procedure also carries risks such as hyperpigmentation, keloids, and scarring. Therefore, laser treatment for permanent makeup pigments created using skin tone, red, or mixed colors is limited.
Does It Leave Scars on the Skin?
If you follow the rules before and after the treatment, you can usually remove your eyebrow or tattoo without any problems during the healing period.
Is the Procedure Painful?
The perception of pain varies from person to person. The level of pain felt during the same procedure can differ from case to case. Generally, very little pain occurs during eyebrow and tattoo removal procedures. However, numbing the area with anesthetic cream is usually sufficient to reduce this pain; cooling the treatment area with cold air during the procedure can also help reduce discomfort.
What Should You Pay Attention to After the Procedure?
During the healing period of the removed eyebrow or tattoo area, it should not be irritated. It should not be scratched, and traumatic processes like scrubbing or peeling should be avoided. The treated area should be moisturized regularly and protected from the sun until 2 weeks after the treatment. A medically recommended repairing cream and high SPF sunscreen should be applied. Regular ice compresses should be applied to the tattoo removal area to minimize swelling. The treatment area should be kept at a high level and in a resting position to prevent an increase in swelling. For two weeks, avoid practices like hot water, saunas, and steam baths. If there is peeling on the skin, do not swim in the sea or pool until the peeling is resolved.