PicoClear Laser

PicoClear Tattoo Removal in West Vancouver with Dr. Kabiri

In your younger years, you couldn’t imagine anything cooler than body art. As soon as you turned 18, you eagerly went to your local tattoo parlor and got your favorite band’s logo inked onto your shoulder, certain it would be something you’d enjoy forever. 

Unfortunately, you may now feel embarrassed to wear sleeveless shirts for fear of everyone seeing the tattoo you’ve grown to regret. Instead of getting another tattoo on top of it to cover it up, kiss your ink goodbye for good with another option – laser tattoo removal. Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her team offer laser tattoo removal in the form of PicoClear, an amazing and effective option to regain your ink-free skin.

If you’d like to learn more about state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal options in West Vancouver, contact the Advanced Laser Technology and Cosmetic Centre today at 604-925-1301.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Lasers have become the most popular and effective tattoo removal technique available today, and PicoClear has risen to the top as the “gold standard” among tattoo-removing lasers. The device produces rapid, short bursts of thermal energy – each one-trillionth of a second long – to break pigment up into tiny particles, which your body will eliminate through natural processes. 

tattoo removal after 2 picoclear laser treatments

Unlike other lasers, PicoClear provides dual wavelengths of energy, YAG 1064 & KTP 532 nm. Because of this, it can target colors that have not responded well to other types of laser treatment.

Compared to older methods of laser tattoo removal, PicoClear requires fewer treatments and has proven successful at getting rid of even the darkest and deepest-set inks. As a bonus, PicoClear doesn’t rely only on heat to produce results, making it safer and gentler on the skin. And, this real-life “airbrush” for your skin comes with almost no downtime or side effects.

Proven Benefits of PicoClear

The FDA has cleared PicoClear for removing tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. PicoClear is especially effective at erasing the most stubborn tattoos. Even if previous tattoo removal treatments weren’t enough to get rid of your body art, PicoClear lasers could break up the residual ink colors and any scars on the surrounding skin for a clean post-treatment result.

PicoClear’s high level of effectiveness also sets it apart from other methods of tattoo removal. It provides excellent results in fewer sessions- many patients who have tried PicoClear report that it’s less painful than traditional lasers as well.

Who Is a Good Candidate for PicoClear?

The best way to determine if you’re well-qualified for this treatment is to schedule your consultation with our expert providers. However, here are some general guidelines:

•You have a tattoo with dark ink colors and want to ensure the best possible outcome.

•You have color remnants from a previously treated tattoo.

•You want to get rid of your tattoo as quickly as possible.

•You have benign pigment lesions such as brown spots, melasma, or birthmarks.

•Your skin tone falls between fair and olive.

What to Expect During and After Your PicoClear Procedure

tattoo removal after 5 picoclear laser treatments
If you have ever had any other laser skin care procedures, you already know that achieving ideal results may require a series of several treatments. Using PicoClear for laser removal is similar. However, PicoClear offers a quicker solution than older methods, removing most tattoos within four to six brief sessions, spaced at least four weeks apart. A topical numbing cream is applied before beginning your treatment session to minimize discomfort. Thanks to the laser’s gentle, low-heat energy, PicoClear also offers a rapid recovery time with minimal side effects. You can resume your regular schedule immediately after your treatment; most patients experience mild redness, swelling, and tenderness, scabbing and scaling for 5-7 days. A moisturizer and sunscreen should be applied for at least 3-4 weeks after the treatments.

Schedule Your PicoClear Tattoo Removal Appointment Today!

When it comes to laser tattoo removal, PicoClear is the most advanced option available with today’s technology. It promises effective, thorough, and more affordable removal with less downtime and pain. If you still aren’t sure whether PicoClear is the best choice for you, connect with our West Vancouver office at 604-925-1301 to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation tattoo removal consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About PicoClear

Yes! Research has proven that PicoClear is effective on ink colors such as blue, green, black, and yellow.

PicoClear can fade your tattoo more quickly than older forms of laser treatment. However, we understand every tattoo is unique. The number of appointments you will need will depend on the age, size, colors, and location of your body art, but four to six sessions are sufficient for most people.

Yes, this technology earned FDA clearance after passing a rigorous series of clinical trials. To avoid any unexpected side effects, please be sure to follow your aftercare instructions diligently, including wearing sunscreen and covering the treatment area with a bandage, as necessary.

While many tattoos seem like a good idea at the time, if you’re one of the thousands of people who have come to regret their “permanent” decision to get body ink, PicoClear offers you a straightforward solution. Whether you’ve begun to dislike the theme or location of your body art, you have become bored with it, or you want to put a part of your past behind you, you no longer have to live with your past tattoo decision. 

Most of our patients can return to work or other regular responsibilities immediately after their brief, in-office PicoClear session. The most common side effects are mild redness, swelling, and tenderness around the treated area. If you’re concerned about healing time, we suggest planning your first appointment for a Friday afternoon, so you can take the entire weekend to let these effects diminish on their own.