Discover the Difference
Laser Tattoo Removal Systems
- Discover the Difference10 Hz Frequency
- Canadian Engineering
- Pulsed Q-Switched
- Powerful Energy Output.
- Low Pulse Width (Below 8ns)
- 2-year warranty
- 20-30% reduction of tattoo color per treatment the gold standard
- 1064nm for black, dark blue, dark green
- 532nm for red, yellow, pink, permanent make-up, lip-line etc.
- 755nm for teal, light blue, light green
- 1320 Skin rejuvenation, carbon blasting, skin tightening, collagen stimulation
- Multi-Function Treatment Application
- Low Pulse Width (Below 8ns)
- Powerful Energy Output.
- 10 Hz Frequency
- Easily Switch Between 1064nm And 532nm, 1320nm and 755nm
- Continual & Stable Outputs
- Pulsed Q-Switched
- Ideal for tattoo removal or re-canvasing existing tattoos
- 2-year warranty
- Training included
- Canadian Engineering
- Max single pulse energy up to 1000mJ (1 Joule)
- NANO Probe Vacuum Chamber hand piec
- NANO Probe hand piece with easy grip for comfort and control
- The energy output never decreases, 3-5 years of continual output.
- The latest in innovation. The smallest 1 Joule Single Pulse Q-switch machine
- Pulse width down to 6ns (less is better)
- Frequency up to 10Hz for fast treatment (10 beams in one second)
- Easily switch between 1064nm and 532nm wavelength, single finger revolver directly on the tip
TATTOO REMOVAL IS ALL ABOUT POWER
For the first time, through innovation and profound engineering, Photo Biotech NANO Probe hand
piece is constructed as a power containment device and acutely controlled power emitter. Therefore,
minimal power is required is to produce the adequate and necessary 1 joule single pulse output. Hence a
smaller base unit is required for power generation, thus the overall compact design. Resulting in the next
generation of Q-switch single pulse technology.
Photo Biotech NANO is an innovated, reliable and versatile Q-switch Nd:Yag laser for dermatological and
aesthetic indications, including tattoo removal, pigmented and dermal lesions, including melasma, tattoo,
epiderma nevi, ota, etc. Photo Biotech NANO is NOT a Passive-Q switch laser. It is a totally new design
against traditional laser concept, to provide high performance laser functionalities in a very compact
design. This laser system is benefited by multiple unique designs, including the special Q-switch
component and polarizer, optimized laser cavity mode selection, very light and small handheld probe,
advanced cap-shaped laser distribution technology, which ensures a stable and uniformly distributed
laser beam, to emit pure 1064nm or 532nm laser beam, so as to achieve the best treatment result.
Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers that break down the ink particles in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. All tattoo pigments have specific light absorption spectra. A tattoo laser must be capable of emitting adequate energy within the given absorption spectrum of the pigment to provide an effective treatment.
Laser Tattoo Removal:
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) uses the principle of selective photothermolysis. Quality-switching (Q-switching) is a means of creating very short pulses (5−100 ns) with extremely high peak powers. The QS lasers also produce an additional photoacoustic effect, which results from the generation of shock waves following laser irradiation. Such waves then cause vibrational damage to cellular structures and rupture membranes, thereby disrupting melanosomes and tattoo ink particles. The QS lasers have changed the way the dermatologists approach these conditions and have become the mainstay of treatment. QS laser treatment is a safe and effective procedure.
yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser 1064 nm emits light that penetrates 2−3 mm into dermis and hence is suitable for deeper dermal pigmentation such as found in nevus of Ota. By passing the beam through the potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) crystal, the frequency is doubled and the wavelength is halved (532 nm). A shorter wavelength penetrates less deeply and therefore is more useful for removal of epidermal pigment such as in ephelids.
Pigmented Lesions Amenable to Treatment by Lasers
CALM, lentigines, freckles, solar lentigo, nevus spilus, pigmented seborrheic keratosis, DPN
Dermal lesions Nevus of Ota, blue nevus, Horiís nevus (acquired bilateral nevus of Otalike macules);
Amateur, professional, cosmetic, medicinal and traumatic
Mechanism of Laser Action
The energy density (fluence), expressed as joules/cm2, is determined prior to each treatment as well as the spot size and repetition rate (hertz).
Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo pigment suspended in the skin. While normal human growth and healing processes will remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo pigment particles are permanent because they are too big to be removed.
Laser treatment causes tattoo pigment particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then removed by normal body processes.
Laser tattoo removal is a successful application of the theory of selective photothermolysis (SPTL). However, unlike treatments for blood vessels or hair the mechanism required to shatter tattoo particles uses the photomechanical effect. In this situation the energy is absorbed by the ink particles in a very short time, typically nanoseconds. The surface temperature of the ink particles can rise to thousands of degrees but this energy profile rapidly collapses into a shock wave. This shock wave then propagates throughout the local tissue (the dermis) causing brittle structures to fragment. Hence tissues are largely unaffected since they simply vibrate as the shock wave passes. For laser tattoo removal the selective destruction of tattoo pigments depends on four factors:
- The Color Of The Light Must Penetrate Sufficiently Deep Into The Skin To Reach The Tattoo Pigment.
- The Color Of The Laser Light Must Be More Highly Absorbed By The Tattoo Pigment Than The Surrounding Skin. Different Tattoo Pigments Therefore Require Different Laser Colors. The Time Duration (Pulse Duration) Of The Laser Energy Must Be Very Short, So That The Tattoo Pigment Is Heated To Fragmentation Temperature Before Its Heat Can Dissipate To The Surrounding Skin. Otherwise, Heating Of The Surrounding Tissue Can Cause Burns Or Scars. For Laser Tattoo Removal, This Duration Should Be On The Order Of Nanoseconds.
- Sufficient Energy Must Be Delivered During Each Laser Pulse To Heat The Pigment To Fragmentation. If The Energy Is Too Low, Pigment Will Not Fragment And No Removal Will Take Place.
Laser Parameters that Affect Results
Basic Elements of a Laser
Several colors of laser light (measured as wavelengths of laser energy) are used for tattoo removal, from visible light to near-infrared radiation. Different lasers are better for different tattoo colors. Consequently, multi-color tattoo removal almost always requires the use of two or more laser wavelengths. Tattoo removal lasers are usually identified by the lasing medium used to create the wavelength (measured in nanometers (nm)):
- Q-switched Frequency-doubled Nd:Yag: 532 nm. This laser creates a green light which is highly absorbed by red and orange targets. Useful primarily for red and orange tattoo pigments, this wavelength is also highly absorbed by melanin (the chemical which gives skin color or tan) which makes the laser wavelength effective for age spot or sun spot removal.
- Q-switched Nd:YAG: 1064 nm. This laser creates a near-infrared light (invisible to humans) which is poorly absorbed by melanin, making this the only laser suitable for darker skin. This laser wavelength is also absorbed by all dark tattoo pigments and is the safest wavelength to use on the tissue due to the low melanin absorption and low hemoglobin absorption. This is the wavelength of choice for tattoo removal in darker skin types and for black ink.
Photo Biotech Advanced Technical Considerations and Easy to Use Software
Preset software includes: Pulse width or pulse duration is a critical laser parameter. All Q-switched lasers have appropriate pulse durations for tattoo removal. However, lasers with a shorter pulses have a safer and more efficient removal method because the peak power of the pulse is greater. Spot size, or the width of the laser beam, affects treatment. Light is optically scattered in the skin, like automobile headlights in fog. Larger spot sizes slightly increase the effective penetration depth of the laser light, thus enabling more effective targeting of deeper tattoo pigments. Larger spot sizes also help make treatments faster. Fluence or energy density is another important consideration. Fluence is measured in joules per square centimeter (J/cm.). It is important to be treated at high enough settings to fragment tattoo particles. All Photo Biotech technology comes with advance yet simplified easy to use functions; minimizing the need to memorize every possible energy parameter.
|Type of Laser||Solid-State Q-switch Nd:YAG Laser|
|Wavelength||1064nm, 532nm and 1320nm|
|Power Supply||AC220V 50Hz/AC 110V 60HZ|
|Operating Conditions||Ambient Temperature: + 10 °C to + 40 °C
Relative Humidity: 30 % to 75 %
Atmospheric Pressure: 700 hPa to 1060 hPa Position: Horizontal on Legs
Type of Operation: Permanent
|Transport and Storage Conditions||Ambient Temperature: -10 °C to + 55 °C
Relative Humidity: 25 % to 85 %
Atmospheric Pressure: 650 hPa to 1100 hPa Position of the Main Unit: Horizontal
|Laser Type||Q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser|
|Power Supply||Maximum Input: 1000 W
Mains Voltage: – 220 V to 240 V or 110V -120 Frequency: 48 Hz to 52 Hz
External Exchangeable Fuses: 1xT6.5A,L,250V,
Tube Safety Fuse 5 x 20 mm, in Accordance with IEC 127-2
|Display Elements||5 Inch LCD Screen|
|Adjustable Values||Energy 1 – 5 Levels (Equal to 200mJ to 1000mJ)
Single Pulse .1 Joule
Laser Frequency 1 -10 Hz
|Wavelength||1064nm and 532nm, Adjustable on Handpiece|
Most tattoo removals are performed on people in their 30s and 40s, says Michael Kulick, a San Francisco-based plastic surgeon. “What was attractive in your 20s is not so attractive in your 30s,” he says. Costs range from $500 up, depending on the color and depth of the ink in the skin. The ideal color for removal is black, because that tattoo will be at the same depth in the skin and the same wavelength for the laser to remove the ink. “Now it’s very fashionable to have pastels and yellow, which is very difficult to remove,” he says.
Relationship breakups and job-hunting have led to a surge in tattoo removals, Brennan says. “Increased social acceptability of and interest in tattoos has driven demand for them, which ultimately increased the pool of potential customers who may regret their initial decision and want their tattoos removed,” he says. Further pushing growth has been the recession, which has heightened unemployment and, in turn, increased demand from job seekers who need to cover up tattoos in order to obtain employment.
GROWTH MARKET BREAKDOWN
Young job-seekers especially may be where the growth lies. 20-to-24-year-olds have a 13.5% unemployment rate, while 22.2% of 18-to-19-year-olds are out of work. Seeing as the 18-to-24-year-old demographic has one of the higher proportions of tattoos at 22%, it stands to reason that tattoo removal may become more and more attractive if you desperately need a job.
On average it takes 10 sessions – sometimes costing up to $200 apiece – before a tattoo completely disappears. With this in mind, the tattoo removal market suddenly turns into a multibillion-dollar area in the 18-to-24-year-old market alone. Let’s break down exactly how.
Around 6.6 million 18-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. have tattoos. If just a quarter of them decide to get a tattoo removed at some point, that’s 1.65 million people paying up to $2,000 each to take their tats off. If we are conservative and assume it costs an average of $1,000, that’s already a $1.6 billion industry. Considering that 38% of 30-to-39-year-olds have tattoos as well, we can immediately see that this market has even more potential than we’ve figured.
PROCEDURE PRICING & MONETIZATION
There are approximately 21,000 tattoo studios in the US. These artists create tattoos which are, on average, 4 x 4 inches or smaller. These tattoos have historically been black-ink, yet we have recently witnessed an explosion in vibrant, multi-color tattoos. In the US, there exists no ink-composition standard, and therefore there may be as many ink formulations as there are tattoo artists, each who seek a trademark-look for their body art. Today’s Laser Tattoo Removal devices require a level of sophistication and flexibility unheard of just a few short years ago.