TATTOO REMOVAL (Part II), A Closer Look at Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal Technology

In Part I of our Tattoo Removal blog we talked about the key components in successful tattoo removal and the questions you need to ask before committing to the tattoo removal process.

One of the key components in successful tattoo removal is the type of technology a laser tattoo removal specialist uses.

Once considered the gold standard in laser tattoo removal, such laser technology as Q-Switched Ruby, ND YAG, RevLite, AlexELETE, Astanza, Sinon, Palomar and Spectra, now represent yesterday’s tattoo removal tools.

Today, the latest advanced laser tattoo removal technology utilizes “picoseconds” and requires about half the number of treatments as previous nanosecond lasers.  The PicoSure®, which was developed by the leader in aesthetic laser technology, Cynosure, is the most advanced tattoo removal laser technology currently available and the only picosecond laser platform.

PicoSure “picosecond” laser tattoo removal technology versus “nanosecond” technology.

This laser technology more effectively targets the ink that resides just under the skin.  Using different wavelengths of light to address the different colors used in tattoo creation, the laser breaks down ink particles into smaller fragments in fewer sessions than previous laser technology.  These fragments are then removed through the body’s natural cleansing process.

PicoSure Laser Tatto Removal before and after.

PicoSure Laser Tatto Removal before and after.

Quick Facts about the PicoSure:

  • FDA-approved for tattoo removal.
  • Delivers energy to the tattoo ink in picoseconds rather than nanoseconds, which is significantly faster.
  • Picosecond laser platform requires half as many sessions as traditional laser technology (3-4 weeks verses 6-8 weeks).
  • Easily removes colors traditional laser technology has found challenging – blue, green, orange and yellow inks.

    New PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal technology, before and after.

    New PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal technology, before and after.

 View Video on how PicoSure works.

Resistant Reds of Full-Color Tattoos

Among the most challenging color to remove from a tattoo is red. While the picosecond technology of the PicoSure is able to remove most reds, occasionally some red inks prove resistant.  In these cases, the combined use of the new MedLite C6 laser, also a Cynosure product, ensures the complete removal of even the most challenging red inks.

Using Precision Beam Technology, a true flat-top beam profile, the MedLite C6 delivers energy evenly over the skin’s surface – minimizing epidermal injury and improving results.  Its wavelength capability allows for full-color tattoo removal, with MultiLite Dye Handpieces for 585 nm (yellow) and 650 nm (red).

This laser technology is also ideal for removing acne scars, sun/age spots, wrinkles, melisma, solar lentigo, and uneven skin tone.

The DermaTouch RN team is committed to providing the latest laser technology available for the broad range of patient needs.

TATTOO REMOVAL – PART 1

TATTOO REMOVAL – What you need to know

While initial intent for a Tattoo may be the permanent marking of a time, place person or other meaningful moment in your life, things can change.  Despite the “permanent” nature of the ink, less invasive technology has evolved to meet tattoo removal needs.

Whether you want to remove a tattoo to replace with something different or completely restore skin to its “pre-tatt” state, there are several important things you should know.

  • Tattoo Removal Requires Special Training
  • Tattoo Technology is NOT all the Same
  • Colors Matter

Tattoo Removal Requires Special Training

Your skin is the largest organ of the human body.  The professional you choose to either remove or diminish the visibility of your tattoo is as important as your choice of specialist for any other vital organ.

Not only does tattoo removal require special training and certification, it requires an aptitude for technology.  Today’s tattoo removal technology in the hands of a certified laser tattoo removal specialist (LTRS) can safely cut tattoo removal time and the number of required treatments in half.

Advanced laser treatments have today become more targeted, providing more effective  and efficient distribution of wavelengths.  Experienced tattoo removal specialists understand laser physics, tissue interaction, skin typing and post treatment care for optimal tattoo removal.

Tattoo Technology is NOT all the Same

Laser tattoo removal systems can vary, producing varied outcomes.  To ensure the best possible results, it is key to find a certified laser tattoo removal specialist trained in the latest laser technology.

In tattoo removal, the PicoSure®, which was developed by the leader in aesthetic laser technology, Cynosure, is the most advanced tattoo removal laser technology currently available.  

Delivering ultra-short pulses of energy (new picosecond technology), the PicoSure “shatters” tattoo ink and skin spots.  This results in greater, faster clearance of ink with fewer treatments and reduced recovery time.  Fewer treatments reduce the risk and adverse reactions.

Colors Matter

Most tattoo laser removal systems are not equipped to remove red ink.  They also find blue, green, orange and yellow inks to be among the toughest to remove.  While the PicoSure easily removes the tough colors, even it is sometimes unable to completely remove red ink.  But used in conjunction with the MedLite C6 laser, also a Cynosure product, red ink is effectively removed.

Understanding the type of technology that a laser tattoo removal specialist uses is important when choosing the right clinic for your tattoo removal treatments.

Look for part II of our Tattoo Removal blog series next week, A Closer Look at Advanced Tattoo Removal Laser Technology. 

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