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Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto
In need of tattoo removal in Toronto using a laser? The PicoSure from Cynosure is the gold standard in tattoo removal lasers, and we utilize it in our Toronto clinic. To remove tattoos effectively, the PicoSure laser was the first to use picosecond pulse durations at wavelengths that are optimum for the skin. PicoSure’s cutting-edge technology generates a powerful photothermal impact in a fraction of a second, limiting thermal injury to the skin while directing energy at the chromophore for more effective removal with fewer treatments.
PicoSure® technology demonstrates how far tattoo removal has come. The picosecond 755-nm alexandrite laser is a safe and very successful tool for tattoo removal in several scientific and clinical trials.
Creating an intense photothermal impact in trillionths of a second, PicoSure’s advanced technology spares the skin significant thermal damage and targets the chromophore for better clearance in fewer treatments.
- Customizable treatments with 2-6mm, 8mm, and 10mm spot sizes;
- Incurs minimum heat damage owing to picosecond pulse length;
- Targets melanin optimally to treat a variety of pigmentary problems
- Twenty-six articles and 59 abstracts demonstrate clinical validity.
- PicoSure streamlines the process of removing tattoos. Black, blue, and green tattoo inks may be effectively treated with the 755nm wavelength, while “sunset colours” (red, yellow, and orange) can be well treated with the alternative 532nm wavelength. You’ll also be able to:
- Tailor treatments using variable spot sizes
- Treat stubborn tattoos more effectively with shorter pulse width and boost mode.
- Uses 532 nm, 755 nm, and 1064 nm for treatment.
- Use 1064nm delivery to treat black ink in individuals with darker skin types
The Use of Q-Switched Lasers for Tattoo Removal
Q-switching, Q-spoiling, or a Q-switch laser is a technique for generating a pulsed laser beam. These innovations enable the generation of light pulses with unprecedentedly high peak power. Q-Switch lasers shatter the ink pigment into small bits using powerful bursts of light. In contrast to the newer picosecond lasers, which have become the gold standard in laser tattoo removal, Q-Switch lasers operate in nanoseconds.
A Picosecond Laser Tattoo Removal
When Cynosure unveiled its Picosure laser in 2013, it was the first recommended for treating tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. The development of the picosecond laser marked a turning point in laser technology, and this advancement has already revolutionized several laser treatments.
PicoSure is the world’s number one picosecond aesthetic laser, according to Cynosure. It has made the most significant strides in the laser tattoo removal business because it is now the quickest and most comfortable technique.
Dr. Roy Geronemus, head of the New York Laser and Skin Surgery Center, studied PicoSure and discovered that using it on multicoloured tattoos achieved nearly 80% elimination. According to Dr. Geronemus, the PicoSure laser’s short pulse length effectively erases tattoo pigment, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and better outcomes than existing Q-switched technology.
Laser tattoo removal has several advantages.
As tattoos have grown more fashionable, the demands for tattoo removal have also risen. As a result, the use of lasers to remove tattoos has become more common.
Laser tattoo removal first appeared in the late 1970s. In 1979, 28 patients attempted to remove their tattoos with an argon laser but partially succeeded.
In the 1980s, a new clinical investigation in Scotland explored the effects of Q-switched ruby laser light on blue/black tattoos. However, success rates for subsequent experiments of tattoos of different colours vary.
After a tattoo is made by injecting ink into the dermis, hundreds of tiny pigment particles remain. The photomechanical impact of laser treatment leads these particles to get heated and break into smaller fragments. Macrophages often transport tattoo ink particles to lymph nodes near the tattoo. Macrophages are immune cells with a particular role in removing foreign particles from the body by engulfing them in a protective cellular envelope and removing them from the tissue.
As part of the photomechanical process, the ink particles absorb the energy in nanoseconds. Therefore, the four criteria that determine the success of laser tattoo removal in destroying tattoo pigments are as follows:
- The tattoo pigment has to absorb the laser light faster than the surrounding skin. Consequently, various tattoo colours need the use of different laser wavelengths. To illustrate, green tattoo colours tend to absorb red light, while yellow pigments don’t drink much light at all.
- The laser’s energy must be delivered in a very brief pulse.
- Each laser pulse should provide enough energy to heat the pigment to the point where it breaks apart.
- The tattoo pigment must be reached by the light’s colour, which means it must go deep into the skin.
Inks of various hues may be eradicated using a variety of lasers.
- Q-switched Ruby: 694 nm. This laser emits a red light absorbed by green and dark tattoo pigments.
- Q-switched, A wavelength of 755 nm, is assigned to alexandrite. This laser absorbs green pigment and does not function well with red, orange, yellow, brown etc. A version operates at picosecond speeds and promises to be more effective at erasing ink.
- Q-switched Frequency-double Nd: YAG: 532 nm. The red, yellow, and orange pigments absorb the laser’s green light.
- Nd: YAG using a 1064 nm Q-switched laser. In contrast to the ruby, its light is not absorbed by melanin, making it more effective on darker skin tones.
- The picosecond laser’s pulse width is much shorter than the nanosecond laser, making it more effective in removing black ink from tattoos. However, with polychromic tattoos, the difference is negligible compared to Q-switched.
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