Quanta Q-Plus C vs PicoSure for Laser Tattoo Removal
Here are the facts!
Here at Zapn’Ink, we believe there is no comparison against our Quanta Q-Plus C and here’s why:
In order to successfully treat different ink colors, you need different wavelengths to properly target each color and its depth within the skin. Research has proven the best wavelength to successfully target dark pigment (Black, Dark Blues, etc.) is the ND:Yag 1064. The best wavelength to target the difficult Blue and Green colors is the Ruby 694 and the only wavelength to target Red is the KTP 532.
The Quanta Q-Plus C is the only FDA approved laser on the market that offers three true wavelengths (1064, 694 and 532). Therefore, it is the only laser that can successfully remove a full spectrum of color – period.
The PicoSure laser only offers one wavelength (755). The 755 wavelength was one of the first wavelengths used in tattoo removal and has two main pitfalls – 1) it does not target specific ink colors and 2) it cannot remove all colors of ink. It passes right by red ink and can stop short of deep black colors. The PicoSure does have positive results in fading or removing tattoos, but its wavelength inhibits it from hitting exactly where it should in the skin to have ideal responses for complete removal.
It is far from being the “latest” and “greatest” technology. Our Quanta Q-Plus C laser removes tattoos quicker than the PicoSure or other Q-Switched lasers and the healing time is the fastest on the market…which by the way, has more to do with technique then anything.
A matter of fact, a recent study by the Journal of Laser and Health Academy concluded:
“[T]he published literature and our preliminary results seem to indicate that current “picosecond” lasers are not expected to have a 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 the devices of choice for tattoo removal.”