Energy-Based Tattoo Removal

picoway-before-after-1a People get tattoos for many different reasons, but they often end up as regrettable decisions—and that’s when the search for removal methods begins. Not all tattoo removal methods are effective, and reds, blues and greens can be extremely resistant to treatment. This is why Dr. Korman prefers PicoWay™ energy-based tattoo removal.

PicoWay Treats the Broadest Range of Tattoo Colors & Skin Types.

picoway-before-after-3Not only does Picoway treatment deliver energy faster than any other laser tattoo removal system, but it is also effective in removing resistant pigments such as red, green and blue. And because pulses are faster, you’ll feel less discomfort throughout the procedure.

PicoWay uses ultra-fast bursts of energy to create a photo-acoustic impact, which breaks up the ink cells into smaller particles so they are more easily absorbed by the body. PicoWay has the highest peak power and the shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market, so you will require fewer treatments than other tattoo removal methods. At your initial consultation at our San Jose location, Dr. Korman can give you an indication of how many treatments should be needed to completely remove your tattoo.

PicoWay Breaks Up Ink Particles Into Tiny Bits.

The PicoWay laser works by emitting a unique beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo, which then allows the laser light to break down the ink from the tattoo. The body’s natural processes then eliminate it.

PicoWay Also Reduces Freckles, Melasma and More.

picoway-before-after-2 The unique picosecond laser technology of PicoWay also enables the removal of benign pigment spots, including freckles, solar lentigines (brown spots), Nevus of Ota, Café-au-Lait spots and melasma. PicoWay is a safe, effective treatment option for any skin type, and offers results in just a few treatments.

Picosecond technology uses ultra-short bursts of energy to create a photo-acoustic impact, which breaks up the pigmentation into smaller, more easily absorbed particles. Its proprietary mode of action has the highest peak power and the shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market for superior efficacy, safety and comfort.

picoway-before-after-4 The number of treatments will vary depending on location, depth, size, and type of pigment; some lesions will require several treatments for optimal results. Treatments are done in intervals of 8-12 weeks, with common side effects including initial skin redness and darkening, and/or an ashy appearance of the lesion, as well as swelling, bruising and crusting. Rare side effects include temporary or permanent hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and scarring. Dr. Korman is happy to address any of your concerns before and after treatment.

Get started on your tattoo removal or natural pigment elimination journey at Korman Plastic Surgery, one of the only practices in San Jose offering PicoWay. Schedule your complimentary consultation today at our San Jose office by calling (408) 831-6229 or by contacting us online.