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Enlighten™ Laser Tattoo Removal Technology

It is a known fact that more and more Americans are showing inclination towards tattoos. A quarter of American adults have at least one tattoo on their body. With the number of individuals going in for tattoos increasing, so is the number of individuals regretting the tattoos they have inked.

The new picosecond laser devices which have evolved in recent years, has the potential to remove tattoos faster, and in fewer treatments compared to their predecessors. Vivid Tattoo Removal offers Enlighten by Cutera, the revolutionary laser device which features both picosecond and nanosecond technology to safely and effectively clear tattoos and benign pigmented lesions.


What To Expect During Laser Tattoo Removal

With laser tattoo removal, patients require a series of treatments to achieve clearance. The total number of treatment sessions will vary based on factors like composition, depth, color as well as the size and location of the tattoo. During the consultation, our doctor will work with you to put together a personalized treatment plan.

During the treatment, the laser energy will be delivered to the tattoo. Most patients have found this laser procedure to be painless and have compared it to a rubber band snapping against their skin. The treatments are quick, and most tattoos can be treated in 5-10 minutes.


What To Expect After A Laser Tattoo Removal

After the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling; these effects are temporary and will resolve within a few days. It is important to follow the post treatment plan to ensure that you are getting the best outcome from your tattoo removal procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions On Enlighten™

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is the world’s first and only dual wavelength (532 nm / 1064 nm), dual pulse duration (750 picosecond and 2 nanosecond) laser system for the treatment of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions.

What are Enlighten’s intended uses/indications for use?

Enlighten has received FDA clearance for tattoo removal and treatment of benign pigmented lesion for skin types from I-VI.

Picosecond lasers are becoming more popular for laser tattoo removal. What is a picosecond pulse?

Enlighten features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.

What makes Enlighten’s unique compared to other tattoo removal devices?

Enlighten is the first device in its class to incorporate two selectable pulse durations, 750 picoseconds and 2 nanoseconds, which enable practitioners to choose the ideal pulse duration for the treatment they are performing. This increases the versatility of conditions that Enlighten can treat and optimizes those treatments for the best results possible. There is no other device on the market that incorporates this capability in one device.

What is the advantage of having two pulse durations?

Having both nanosecond and picosecond pulse options allows the user to choose the optimal pulse duration for the treatment. For larger, denser ink particles or pigment, we recommend starting with the nanosecond pulse duration. If tattoos are shaded, have lighter ink or pigment, picosecond is the recommended pulse duration. Not all conditions require a picosecond pulse, but when you need it, you have it.

What are the benefits of Enlighten’s 1064 nm and 632 nm wavelengths?

1064 nm and 532 nm. These wavelengths were chosen because of their versatility in treating tattoo ink colors and benign pigmented conditions, offering the safest and most effective treatment solutions for all skin types.

What skin types can be treated with Enlighten?

Enlighten is cleared for use on skin types from I-VI.

How many treatment sessions are required?

The total number of treatments varies depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.

Why are multiple sessions required?

Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.

Is the procedure painful?

Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Topical or local anesthetics may be available from your provider to minimize discomfort.

Are there any side effects following the treatment?

Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.

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