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Tattoos can be meaningful and expressive, but personal preferences change over time, leading many individuals to consider tattoo removal. Thanks to advancements in laser technology, such as the Enlighten system, tattoo removal has become more efficient and effective than ever before.
Tattoo removal with the Enlighten system relies on advanced laser technology, utilizing both picosecond and nanosecond laser pulses to break down tattoo ink particles. The ultra-short picosecond pulses shatter the ink into tiny fragments, while the longer nanosecond pulses further reduce these particles. The body’s lymphatic system then gradually eliminates these smaller ink fragments, leading to the gradual fading and eventual removal of the tattoo. This precise and efficient process minimizes damage to the surrounding skin, making Enlighten an effective solution for tattoo removal.
The basic principle behind laser tattoo removal is selective photothermolysis, which means using a specific wavelength of light to target and heat up certain tissues without affecting the surrounding skin. In the case of tattoo removal, the laser targets the ink particles in the skin, causing them to break down and be absorbed by the body’s immune system.
The Cutera Enlighten system is unique in that it utilizes both nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations. The nanosecond pulses are longer and slower, creating a heat shock that breaks up larger ink particles into smaller pieces. The picosecond pulses are shorter and faster, creating a photoacoustic effect that breaks down the smaller ink particles into even smaller fragments.
Once the ink particles are broken down, the body’s immune system comes into play. The fragmented ink particles are then recognized as foreign substances by the immune system, which sends specialized cells to the area to remove them from the body. This process can take several weeks or months, during which time the tattoo gradually fades.
Tattoo removal results vary depending on factors like tattoo size, color, age, and skin type. Typically, multiple sessions with the Enlighten system can significantly fade or remove tattoos, with reduced scarring compared to older methods. Clients can expect progressive lightening and, in many cases, complete tattoo removal over time, leading to clearer, rejuvenated skin.
Cutera Enlighten is a laser device used for removing tattoos. It uses advanced laser technology to target and break down tattoo ink particles in the skin.
While Cutera Enlighten is effective at removing many types of tattoos, not all tattoos can be completely removed. Tattoos that are older, larger, and more colorful may require more treatments or may not be able to be fully removed.
Cutera Enlighten uses a combination of picosecond and nanosecond laser pulses to target and break down tattoo ink particles in the skin. The picosecond laser pulses are faster than the nanosecond pulses, allowing for more efficient removal of the tattoo ink.
The recovery time after Cutera Enlighten tattoo removal varies depending on the individual and the extent of the treatment. Generally, the recovery period can range from a few days to a few weeks. During this time, it is important to follow the post-treatment care instructions.
Cutera Enlighten can cause some discomfort during the treatment, similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure to help minimize any discomfort.
Yes, Cutera Enlighten is a safe and effective treatment for tattoo removal. It has been FDA-approved for the removal of tattoos.
The cost of Cutera Enlighten tattoo removal varies depending on size and the number of treatments needed. It is best to consult with one of our qualified laser professionals for an accurate cost estimate.
Some common side effects of Cutera Enlighten for tattoo removal include redness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area. Blisters and scabbing may also occur. These side effects typically subside within a few days to a few weeks after the treatment.
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