Cutera’s Enlighten III Laser is the industry leader in removing unwanted pigmentation. Specifically designed to treat age spots, and brown spots and remove tattoos, it is the first FDA-approved machine to use both nano and picosecond pulse durations.
This combined with effective treatment protocols and extensive resources available to practitioners, results in a versatile machine ready to attack any and all unwanted pigment and ink.
PICO LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
The enlighten system is an industry-leading platform for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions. It is the first system on the market to feature both nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations and the ideal blend of parameters – the correct wavelengths（1064 & 532, the correct spot sizes, and the correct energy levels – to effectively address unwanted pigment and ink. enlighten features longer (2 nanoseconds) and shorter (750/660 picoseconds) pulse durations in one system. This functionality gives you efficient, effective removal of ink and pigment density. Also, enlighten offers a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect with high-peak power and the ultra-short pulse durations that shatter the targeted pigment without causing thermal damage to the tissue that surrounds it.2 This makes it an ideal solution for treatment of challenging skin and optimizes our signature skin revitalization treatment – PICO Genesis.
HOW DOES ENLIGHTEN III LASER WORK?
Unlike any other device now on in the market, Enlighten III Laser uses both patented heat and vibrational technology to effectively and quickly remove tattoos, age spots, dark spots, melasma and freckles, as well as, help stimulate skin rejuvenation. It works on all skin types, skin colors and ink colors, all with little to no downtime. This device is the latest and greatest in its market.
Nano and Pico Second Pulse Durations
Cutera’s Enlighten III Laser features two different pulse durations: Long (2n) and Short (750/660p).
By using two different laser frequencies, the enlighten is effectively able to target different types of particles. Essentially, larger tattoo and pigment molecules respond more effectively to longer pulse durations, so as the particles get smaller being able to switch to shorter wavelengths allows more efficient removal of pigment.
High Peak Power, Ultra Short Pulses
The photo-acoustic effect is used in order to assist in the effective removal.
The Enlighten Laser by Cutera uses a revolutionary photo-acoustic effect to more effectively break ink and pigment particles into smaller pieces. This means by using powerful pulses in extremely short durations, the device can cause a powerful vibration within the molecules. Instead of using painful and destructive thermal energy, potent yet safe acoustic energy is used instead.
Multiple wavelengths allow for a range of colors and skin types to be treated.
Cutera’s Enlighten Laser features three fully integrated wavelengths, 532, 670, and 1064nm. 532 is actually the “true red” within the picosecond range of frequencies, and is used to target red color ink. 670 is effective at targeting difficult blue and green colored ink, as well as pigmentation or congenital skin decoloration. 1064nm is the industry standard.
WHAT CAN PICO LASER HELP YOU WITH?
- Skin rejuvenation
- Pigmentation and lesions
- Skin irregularities/Acne scars
- Tattoo removal
The enlighten™ laser represents a technological “first,” with its combination of multiple technologies combined into one superior device. It offers a super-fast pulse, three wavelengths, and the ability to adjust critical elements like pulse duration — which simply means that the experienced physicians at Flushing Medical Spa can individualize your treatment and remove tattoos and skin discolorations like sun spots with superior results.
What is the enlighten laser?
The enlighten laser is a medical device produced by CUTERA, a company that specializes in developing aesthetic treatments using the most advanced technology. The CUTERA enlighten is an innovative device that effectively treats pigmented skin. It’s also safe for all skin types.
What sets the enlighten laser apart from similar devices?
The enlighten laser combines several types of technology into one cutting edge system. For starters, it emits a picosecond laser, which is significantly faster than similar devices operating at nanosecond speed.
The extra speed combined with heat from the laser’s energy produces a double effect – mechanical and thermal – that does a better job of breaking down discolored and pigmented skin into miniscule pieces that are easier for your body to absorb and eliminate.
It has multiple wavelengths, a pulse duration and spot size that can be adjusted, and high pulse energy. All of these factors can be instantly and independently adjusted to customize your treatment as the size, color, or depth of the pigment being treated changes. The result is faster and more successful treatment.
How does the enlighten laser work?
The wavelengths emitted by the enlighten laser are only absorbed by colored pigments in tattoo ink and skin lesions, so the experienced physicians at Flushing Medical Spa can treat discolorations without harming the surrounding skin.
As pigments absorb laser energy, they’re heated to the point where they break down. The picosecond speed of the enlighten laser virtually pulverizes the pigment, whether it’s a skin lesion or tattoo ink.
What skin concerns are treated using the enlighten?
Pigmented and discolored skin
The enlighten safely removes skin discolorations such as melasma, rosacea, age spots, and freckles. As the laser effectively removes lesions, skin tone becomes brighter and more even. The enlighten laser is easily adjusted to the precise size of the treatment area, making it a good choice for even the smallest discoloration.
The enlighten laser removes tattoos in fewer treatment sessions compared to other laser tattoo removal devices. The experienced physicians at Flushing Medical Spa can customize your treatment according to the depth, age, and location of your tattoo. Multiple wavelengths available in the enlighten laser are important for effectiveness because varying ink colors require different wavelengths. As a result, the enlighten produces exceptional results, removing all traces of ink.
Before & After Images
INSTRUCTION FOR PRE AND POST TREATMENT
Avoid NSAIDS/ Blood thinners 1 week prior to treatment. Pre-treatment with HQ or retinol skin care is highly recommended for skin type 3-6.If a patient has a history of Herpes Simplex, the patient will be prescribed antiviral medication. Ensure the treatment area is shaved 2 days prior to treatment. Skin may burn if hair is present. Ensure the treatment area is cleaned with non-alcoholic cleansers and pat it dry before treatment. Treatment area must be free of make-up and lotions.
Redness and mild erythema is expected. Apply mineral sunscreen. Avoid oil-based products immediately after tx as they may trap heat to the tissues. Redness and bumps may occur 24-48 hrs post treatment and will subside over time. Keep skin moisturized. Keep skin cool, apply cold compress off/on for the first 24 hrs, especially to melasma areas.
Leveraging PICO + NANO Pulses with enlighten
Matching pulse duration to ink particle size = more complete and faster clearance is achieved
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