What to Expect with PicoWay Tattoo Removal
When you visit Restore Beauty for your initial consultation, your treatment provider conducts a brief examination of the tattoo you want removed as well as a skin assessment. He or she discusses the goals you want to achieve and answers any questions you have about our care, approach, and technology.
During the process:
- We apply a topical numbing agent and chill the skin to reduce sensation.
- Your treatment provider moves the PicoWay handpiece over the tattoo.
- Extremely short pulses of light break up unwanted pigment.
Generally, clients say that PicoWay causes only minimal discomfort, and because it is more efficient than some other technologies, treatment can be over sooner.
Following a treatment session, Restore Beauty advises clients to apply cold compresses to the area and, in some cases, to use a topical ointment to aid healing and comfort. You may notice redness or discoloration following treatment, and you should avoid irritating the area for several days.
Beyond these recommendations, PicoWay tattoo removal has no downtime. You can have the treatment and then return to normal daily activities. By the end of your sessions, your tattoo should be significantly less noticeable. For most clients, treatment leaves an area that is well cleared of ink and that is, at most, a slightly different color than the surrounding area.*