PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse® by RevLite® (PTP)
RevLite® features a unique technology that sets it apart from standard lasers on the market. Most aesthetic medical lasers use longer pulses, subjecting the skin to excessive and potentially harmful heat. The RevLite’s EO Q-switched engineering produces very rapid, short pulse widths of energy, limiting the healthy tissue’s exposure to thermal build-up and offering a fast and effective treatment. This technology, pioneered by Conbio, produces a PhotoAcoustic action to target the molecule versus a photothermal action delivered by other lasers. With the advent of the PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse® by RevLite®, which is characterized by a unique dispersion of maximum energy, physicians can harness very narrow pulse widths at peak energy with up to 60 percent more power than previous Conbio lasers. Physicians report that the RevLite® technology is especially effective in producing a superior “PhotoAcoustic rejuvenation” effect, resulting in a more refreshed appearance, even skin tone, smoother texture, tightening and decreased pore size.
Can multi-colored tattoos be removed fully?
RevLite laser is the gold standard for tattoo removal and has four wavelengths to remove all colors of ink. Some colors however, are more difficult to remove such as sky blue and green and may require additional treatments. Additional factors like the type of ink, age of the tattoo, location on the body also impact removal.
How many treatments does it require?
On average, tattoos take between 5 and 15 treatments. Factors such as color, type of ink, skin color, location, and age of tattoo effect how many treatments you will need. When you come in for a consultation we can look at your tattoo and review all of this with you.
Will the tattoo lighten with one treatment?
One of the first three treatments will lighten the tattoo. Some people will see this after one treatment and for others it may take longer. Everyone responds differently.
If the tattoo looks healed can I come in before six weeks?
It takes four weeks for the body to start breaking down the ink and even though the tattoo may appear healed, it is not. The laser breaks the ink down into smaller pieces and then the body has to get rid of it. This process takes 4-6 weeks so getting treated sooner than that will not make the tattoo remove any quicker and can also put you at risk for scarring.
What are the limitations after treatment?
Limit the amount of physical activity that you do and sun exposure for the first 24 hours. If the body gets too over heated it can cause the tattoo to blister. Showers can be taken but only if they are luke warm and use mild soap.
Can I have just a piece of the tattoo removed?
Yes, the laser is accurate and can remove unwanted parts of tattoo
I have permanent make-up (lip liner, eyeliner, eyebrows). Can you remove it?
Yes we can remove these but there is a risk associated with it. Some cosmetic inks have metallic bases and when the laser hits it, it can turn black. Once this darkening occurs, it takes much longer to remove. A test spot is always done first.
Does the laser cause scarring?
Most of the time no, but 99% of avoiding scarring that is being compliant with aftercare instructions. If you are not compliant and develop a blister it could cause scarring.
How much does it cost?
The price of the treatments depends on the size of tattoo you are having treated. We will have to take a look at the tattoo to see the exact size of it because we do not charge for open space. Most people tend to overestimate the size of their tattoo.
Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?
Of course, depending on the colors of the tattoo we recommend have 3-5 treatments done to lighten it before having a cover up tattoo put on. You should wait six weeks between your last treatment and when you put on the new one.
Does it hurt? What should I expect it to feel like?
This procedure is slightly more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Most treatments take between 25-60 seconds.
Will I blister and scab afterwards?
Blisters and scabs are normal. You should not pop or pick at them. If it is bothering you feel free to call us to come in and have it drained. If the blister pops on its own, keep the skin over it and cover with a healing ointment and gauze. This will promote healing and prevent scarring.