A large percentage of people experience tattoo regret and the enlighten system has fast become the most effective treatment for unwanted body art.
Tattoos are generally made up of several different colours, which means multiple wavelengths are required to effectively remove the various pigments – this is where the Cutera enlighten laser comes in.
The colour pigments of the tattoo are targeted using three different laser wavelengths (532 nm, 1064 nm and 670 nm). Once the pigmented cells absorb the heat from the laser, they shatter and are either eliminated through the skin or absorbed by the body. As the tattoo’s pigments are reduced over several treatments, the appearance of the tattoo will slowly fade.
All tattoos and skin tones can be treated using the enlighten system with a minimal risk of scarring – multiple treatments will be required to completely remove a tattoo though. The number of treatments required will depend on the size and placement of the tattoo as well as the colours and the depth of the ink.