The type of laser used for tattoo removal is very important in obtaining the best possible results. Rejuvenations Laser Center & Medical Spa has been removing tattoos for close to 15 years and in 2022 we obtained the latest upgrade to our enlighten™laser – the enlighten™ III. The enlighten III combines multiple wavelengths (1064 nm, 532 nm and 670 nm) and picosecond + nanosecond pulse durations (750/660 ps + 2 ns) in a single platform for the treatment of unwanted multicolor tattoos.
- THREE WAVELENGTHS
- FASTER TREATMENTS
- FEWER VISITS
- BETTER CLEARANCE
- MORE COLORS
UNDERSTANDING HOW TO REMOVE A TATTOO
It’s important to understand how lasers work to remove tattoos. Tattoo ink is designed to be permanent. The body views this ink as a foreign substance and tries to eliminate it. However, the ink is made of particles that are too big for the body to eliminate. Laser works with the body’s own natural immune system to remove tattoos by breaking those ink particles into smaller ones that the immune system can handle.
If you think of the ink particles as rocks, laser energy is delivered into those rocks in very fast pulsations, breaking the rocks into pebbles. Those smaller pebbles can then begin to be eliminated by the body. The problem is that the smaller pebbles are often not small enough to be completely removed.
ENLIGHTEN III DIFFERENCE
That is where the new enlighten™ III laser comes in! Enlighten™ III delivers its energy into the tattoo ink at the speed of a picosecond, or one trillionth of a second. That is 1000 times faster than the pulsations of older lasers, making it much more effective in removing the ink more completely. Instead of the energy breaking the rocks into pebbles, it pulverizes them into sand size. That is why the enlighten™ III pico laser is so effective in removing tattoos.
The other important thing to understand is that different colored inks require different wavelengths of laser energy to remove them. The enlighten™ III laser uses 3 distinct wavelengths of energy to treat tattoos of all colors. It is like having multiple, different, highly effective lasers contained in one very technically advanced machine. This allows for effective removal of nearly all tattoos.
Three to six sessions (or more) may be needed depending on the depth of the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and the diversity of ink colors. This is half the amount of treatments needed with other laser tattoo removal devices. You will need to wait at least a month between treatments and we do offer numbing and/or cooling solutions with your treatment. Please note that a tattoo must be at least four months old before we can begin laser removal.
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