What is PIQo4 Picosecond laser?
PiQo4 is one of the most powerful picosecond lasers in the market that successfully removes tattoos & pigmentation on all skin types.
PiQo4 is known for eliminating an array of skin imperfections. It is a non-thermal laser with four wavelengths with both nanosecond and picosecond pulse delivery. The highly focused light breaks up pigmentation and encourages collagen formation that helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. By targeting the pigment at different levels of skin through adjustable penetration depths and at various wavelengths, PiQo4 shatters pigment without harming the surrounding skin. The final result delivers rejuvenated skin with no downtime.
How it Works
A picosecond is one-trillionth of a second!
A picosecond laser emits optical pulses with an extremely short duration between one picosecond and some tens of picoseconds. The nature of picosecond lasers allows for absorption of wave pulses that generate a brief and precise photo-thermal effect within the targeted area – alongside ultra-structural and intrinsic chemical modifications associated with rapid changes in volume. This is also called the photo-acoustic effect for the popping sound it creates. Bypassing these waves through the skin in the area of the tattoo or pigmentation, the laser breaks pigmentation particles apart – leading to chemical and structural changes in the skin, thus allowing the particles to fracture and be disposed of by our own body’s lymphatic system.
There is minimal downtime after your PiQo4 treatment. Patients may experience minor redness and swelling in the treatment areas, similar to a sunburn, but these symptoms generally subside within a few hours. If you are comfortable, you may immediately resume normal activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does PiQo4 Hurt?
As with all laser treatments, PiQo4 heats the surface of the skin. Patients report that the heat feels similar to the sensation of having a sunburn. During treatment, the laser makes loud popping sounds as it makes contact with the skin. As the laser pulses make contact, it may feel like a snap of a rubber band. After treatment, the sunburn-like sensation may persist.Although PiQo4 is not completely painless, most patients find it very tolerable.
What can PiQo4 treat?
PiQo4 is very effective at treating hyperpigmentation, such as age-related skin damage or sunspots, as well as birthmarks. It can also be used to treat acne scarring and other types of pigmented scars. PiQo4 can address much larger scars and birthmarks than other forms of laser therapy.
One of the biggest advantages of PiQo4 treatment is its ability to erase tattoos. Because the wavelength of PiQo4 is easily adjusted, it can erase a broader range of tattoo designs than other treatments. Other forms of laser treatment are good at treating black and dark green ink, but struggle to remove yellow, turquoise, purple, and fluorescent colors. With PiQo4, all of these colors can be effectively erased, with little to no remaining hint of the tattoo left behind. Keep in mind that the closer the tattoo is to your heart, the better the removal results will be. This is because circulation is better closer to your heart, which makes the ink removal more efficient.
What are the advantages of PiQo4?
There are several advantages of PiQo4 treatment besides the ability to remove all kinds of tattoos and treat large areas of discoloration. One of the biggest benefits of PiQo4 is that it can be safely used on all skin tones. Many laser treatments are not safe for darker skin tones because they remove pigment from the skin. PiQo4 is safe for everyone and can be used on all skin tones without fear of discoloration or pigment loss.