Laser Removal Technique We Use
Quanta Q-Plus C vs Picosure Tattoo Removal
Ink Pigment Settles in the Skin at Different Depths:
So Why Does the PicoSure Have the 755 Wavelength?
This wavelength is one of the first wavelengths used in tattoo removal. The 755 falls right between the 694 & 1064. This wavelength makes reactions happen past the 694 (blue/green) wavelength and stops before the 1064 (black) wavelength. It works, but it doesn’t always go deep enough into the black and it bypasses the blue/greens. The PicoSure does have positive results in fading and removing tattoos, but its wavelength inhibits it from hitting exactly where it should in the skin to have ideal responses. The PicoSure also struggles with the removal of red ink. Due to the wavelength, it passes right by the red ink and stops short of deep black colors
(Good luck removing this tattoo with a PicoSure)
A few other items to point out as differences in the PicoSure vs the Quanta Q plus – include the following:
Quanta Q-plus lasers have the highest fluencies, out of any laser, in all wavelengths. (Strongest ink breaking ability).
Quanta Q-plus lasers are still the only lasers using a square beam instead of a round beam. Circular beams such as the PicoSure are where shots are overlapped. Overlapping shots can damage the skin. With a square beam, pulses are precisely stacked in an organized fashion for best results and least damage.
PicoSure has been marketed as the “latest” and “greatest”. The PicoSure has come to market to create a stir claiming “the area will heal more quickly, with less damage to the surrounding tissue” and that tattoos can be removed more quickly.
After interviewing, reviewing the lasers, the marketing claims, and testing on my own personal tattoo removal- it’s our opinion that the claims by PicoSure were based on inferior q-switched technology to that of the Quanta Q-Plus C. My friends this is all marketing rhetoric. The Quanta Q-Plus C laser removes tattoos quicker than other Q- switched lasers and the healing time is the fastest on the market.
The price tag for treatment sessions is competitive with the Quanta laser- the PicoSure due to the marketing, hefty price tag of the laser, and ROI for a business- passes that higher price per treatment on to you, the client. Don’t be fooled by the higher price tag to mean faster and better results.
To double check my statement, I have included a recent study by the Journal of Laser and Health Academy
“The published literature and our preliminary results seem to indicate that current “picosecond” lasers are not expected to have significantly better tattoo clearance effect in comparison with the “gold standard” Q-switched nanosecond tattoo lasers. It is our opinion that top-of-the-line Q-switched nanosecond lasers will remain devices of choice for tattoo removal.”