The Fotona FracPICO is a combination of lasers used to remove tattoo pigments and scars.
The non-ablative dual-wavelength Picosecond laser stimulates collagen production without heat.
This is the latest development in Skin Rejuvenation treatments which uses the fractional focused lenses FS50 and FS20 of the Fotona FracPICO to deliver 532nm and 1064nm picosecond laser focused beams to multiple depths of the skin to stimulate collagen production.
These ultra-short picosecond laser beams do not cause heating up of the skin, unlike traditional HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), RF (radio-frequency) treatments or CO2 or Erbium-Yag laser treatments.
Instead, it relies on focusing the photo-acoustic effects of the Picosecond pulse duration into a nano-zone, resulting in an explosive skin reaction that lifts the skin, resurfacing scars and tattoos.
For tattoo removal, the innovative FracPICO treatment creates nano-size holes in the skin over the tattoo area prior to the main laser procedure. This pre-treatment “priming” pass enables steam, gasses and ink particles to more easily escape through the skin during the subsequent full-beam Picolaser pass, thus avoiding the ‘frosting’ effect. This allows for a very short waiting time between multiple passes, which can reduce the typical number of treatment sessions by more than half.
There is minimal skin damage, which means low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and short recovery time.
30 mins treatment with results that last for up to 3 months.
For scars, the bubble lifting effect of Fractional picosecond lasers is rapidly gaining reputation as a new dimension of acne scar treatment.
For tattoos, it is normal to see conventional laser treatments fail to clear tattoos completely. Conventional laser treatments also frequently result in scarring in the tattoo area because of the tattoo by-products trapped and lodged under the skin from incomplete removal.
How do I care for my skin after treatment?
You may gently apply a cold pack over the area to promote better comfort. Moisturise and sunblock well Avoid exfoliating and use gentle cleansers during the healing phase, which could last up to 2 weeks.
How long is the downtime?
This treatment can create a range of downtime periods, from mild to aggressive possibilities. Even at the aggressive setting, the laser heals quickly over a weekend period because of the tiny nano-sized fractionated laser beams. This combination resurfacing is well tolerated by most patients. Shaving or the application of mineral make-up can be done soon after treatment. In most cases, patients can already return to work directly after treatment or the next day, depending on their skin condition and treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
With special numbing agents and assistance, any discomfort felt during the treatment is minimised and patients generally report it to be tolerable with a sensation of warmth felt in the treated area.
How much is the FracPico combination treatment for tattoo removal?
For a palm-sized tattoo, the guide price starts at $420 before GST.
How many sessions do I need for tattoo removal?
The number of sessions of laser tattoo removal needed depends on several factors such as the size and location of the tattoo, the colours of the ink used, the age of the tattoo, and the type of laser used for removal. In general, FracPico takes fewer sessions of laser tattoo removal to achieve significant fading or complete removal of the tattoo. Most people require around 5 sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. However, some tattoos may require more or fewer sessions, depending on the factors mentioned above. It is important to note that laser tattoo removal is a gradual process and results may vary from person to person. The fading of the tattoo usually becomes noticeable after the first session, but complete removal may take several months.