Many of us have tattoos that reflect the past and do not represent the stage of life we are at. We wish to erase those tattoos that no longer represent us.
Using the Enlighten III laser platform Dr. Kelada-Sedra and her team can help you fade away unwanted tattoo ink. The Enlighten III Pico+Nano all in one multiwavelength is the first all-in-one multiwavelength (1064, 532,670) , in picosecond + nanosecond platform for tattoo removal, the treatment if benign pigmented lesions & skin revitalization concerns.
The Enlighten laser platform uses picosecond duration pulses, the biggest advancement in laser technology in the past 20 years. Each pulse lasts only a trillionth of a second, delivering powerful energy to the ink while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue. Ink particles are shattered into a fine mist, allowing your body’s immune system to process it out naturally. Picosecond lasers have been proven to remove tattoos faster and more effectively than other laser treatments.
Unlike some platforms, Enlighten can be safely used on any skin type or area of the body. Additionally, this laser technology can treat all of the most popular tattoo colors, including black, dark blue, red, brown, yellow, and orange.
Every tattoo is unique. The size, color, age, depth, placement, and many other factors will all be factored into your customized treatment plan.
On average, tattoos can be removed in four to eight treatments, all spaced approximately six to eight weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, as well as the depth of permeation.
Enlighten III Pico laser delivers ultra-short pulses of energy that target your tattoo’s ink and shatters them without impacting the surrounding skin, completely clearing it of ink. The scavenger’s white blood cells in your body subsequently clear those freed ink particles.
The Enlighten III Pico system uses Pico & nano seconds to fragment the ink particles of ink into smaller sizes that your macrophages will subsequently eliminate from the area.
This is a gradual process causing the tattoo images to fade with every treatment until it is fully erased. Most people require 6 -8 sessions, once every 6 weeks.
This varies with the amount & type of ink used, the blend of colors & the depth of penetration.
Enlighten III Pico Laser uses three wavelengths 1064nm,532nm & 670 nm that target the most popular tattoo colors including black, dark blue, brown, yellow, and orange.
At NCMC we treat all tattoos: Cosmetic tattoos Traumatic tattoos Surgical tattoo marks Traditional Realism Watercolor
Immediately as the laser light touches the ink, the color blanches reflecting the release of carbon dioxide. Soon this is replaced by redness, swelling, slight blistering, a little itching, and raised areas & small spots of micro blood. The area is sensitive to touch & tender. We usually advise the patient to keep moist with ALL Purpose Polysporin ointment. This can last 1-2 weeks.
You will notice the fading of the tattoo as you progress in time & you approach your next treatment session. Eventually, you achieve your goal of erasing the past!
Most describe the sensation as the snap of a rubber band in the skin. We provide appropriate cooling techniques to facilitate your comfort. Topical or local anesthetics are usually not routinely implemented.
Dr. Kelada-Sedra and her team are always available for follow-up appointments in the following weeks to ensure proper healing and the desired result. After each tattoo removal session, an antibacterial ointment and dressing will be applied. The treated area should be kept clean, and Dr. Kelada-Sedra will give each patient exact instructions for the days after treatment. Routinely patients are seen every 6-8 weeks & as needed in between.
Over time, patches of skin can develop into dark spots on your body. These spots, called hyperpigmentations, affect millions of people around the world. Regardless of the skin type, all hyperpigmentations stem from a surplus of pigments. Many unconventional home remedies for treating pigments include slathering apple cider vinegar and green tea extract to no avail. Hyperpigmentation or benign pigmented lesions can be removed by breaking the pigment down using concentrated laser light. The Cutera Enlighten laser system can effectively treat hyperpigmentation through PICO Genesis.
Types of hyperpigmentation include:
Sunspots are sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots which typically appear as a result of excessive exposure to the sun over time.
Melasma is hormone related either due to pregnancy or birth control.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is usually second to inflammation of the skin or injury e.g. acne hyperpigmentation.
Pigments can be removed by breaking them down using concentrated laser light.
Because different skin types & different skin pigments require different wavelengths, our highly acclaimed PicoGenesis takes advantage of both Pico & Nanotechnology, a triple wavelength ( 532nm,670nm, and 1064 nm) and different pulse rates & spot sizes. The system allows us to customize the laser setting on the fly from one spot to the other, allowing us to customize the treatment as we go.
Pico Genesis is a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect with high-peak power and ultra-short pulse durations that shatter the targeted pigment without causing thermal damage to the tissue that surrounds it. This makes it an ideal solution for the treatment of challenging skin and optimizes our signature skin revitalization treatment – PICO Genesis of all skin types and pigments.
PICO Genesis can be performed on any area of the body with hyperpigmentation. Common areas include the face, neck, and chest.
The system can be customized easily for different forms of hyperpigmentation to meet your individual needs. The Enlighten laser hand-piece is waved back and forth 1-2 inches above the treatment area to deliver the concentrated laser light into the treatment area. Some hyperpigmentation may require multiple sessions.
Relatively painless. Most describe the sensation as no worse than the snap of a rubber band in the skin.
The Enlighten system uses a cooler laser than most systems, cutting down on recovery time and making the treatment accessible for those with more sensitive skin. If You are ready to get rid of those dark spots that you are self-conscious of, our team at New Creation MediCosmetic center is ready & happy to assist you. Being treated under medical supervision by a qualified highly trained physician you have ensured the safe delivery of effective treatment.