Tattoo removal has become one of today’s most popular aesthetic treatments. New, advanced laser tattoo removal technology has made it possible to remove unwanted tattoos more efficiently and effectively than traditional tattoo removal methods. However, challenges such as ink particle size, tattoo color, depth of ink particles, tattoo age and location all play a role in the speed of clearance and the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.
Tattoo removal is a growing trend. When you think that one in five US adults has at least one tattoo (Harris Poll 2012 Survey), it is inevitable that some will change their minds and want the design removed. Further studies by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery indicate that dermatologists performed over 90,000 tattoo removal procedures in 2013, a 52 percent increase over the prior year.
The Enlighten™ laser tattoo removal system by Cutera®, a leader in laser and light-based aesthetic systems, offers the newest and most innovative breakthrough in tattoo removal. FDA-approved since November 2014, it has the ability to remove permanent discoloration and unwanted tattoos with the most advanced laser system. With a dual wavelength and dual pulse duration laser, this system operates at pico-second and nano-second durations to erase a wide variety and color range of tattoos, ink compositions and even benign skin discolorations.