Cutera Center of Excellence
Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic is proud to offer North Florida the Cutera Enlighten laser, one the most advanced laser platforms in the world, for effective removal of tattoos and brown spots with minimal to no discomfort. Patients are treated under the supervision of our three board certified plastic surgeons.
Nano and Pico technology is finally here in North Florida, providing you unmatched ability to treat your tattoos and brown spots. Because we are a Center of Excellence, you can be assured of expert medical care using the most advanced laser platform in the region.
Who Can Be Treated?
- All skin types from light to dark skin color
- New, old or faded tattoos
- Undesired parts of an existing tattoo
- Previously treated tattoos by other laser systems (this reveals how much more advanced our laser system really is)
- Benign brown spots, age spots, sun damage, melasma of the face, body, and hands
How does it work?
The Enlighten laser is the only laser of its kind to offer dual wavelengths with both the nano and pico pulses. It can provide more speed and power options than other lasers on the market, which means more effective treatments in less overall time, up to 40% faster. A nano second of light comes in at a billionth of a second while the pico second energy comes in at a trillionth of a second, creating a photo acoustic effect. The laser light hits so fast that it shatters the tattoo ink particle or brown spot into tiny pieces that your immune system can clear away via the lymphatics. We can treat a multitude of colors at various settings unlike other lasers with only one wavelength or pulse duration.
Why is this laser treatment better?
The Enlighten laser can offer picosecond and nanosecond technology in one platform with industry leading pulse energy to shatter these pigment particles into tiny pieces that your body can handle. So, we can treat your ink problem more effectively, quickly, safely and with less pain. We can offer numbing injections to relieve pain during the treatment. We can treat tattoos that did not respond to other laser treatments because Enlighten offers more power and speed of light.
How long does it take?
Brown spots can be often removed in one treatment; however, some patients may need 2-3 treatments. Tattoo removal depends on several factors, but usually we can remove tattoos faster and with less treatment than other laser systems because of the advanced nano and pico second technology. Four treatments are a goal but some patients need more or less treatments, depending on their tattoo specifics.
Why Choose TPSC and the Cutera Enlighten Laser?
Choose Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic because we have three board certified plastic surgeons and three certified physician assistants to care for you. Have peace of mind knowing that plastic surgeons, who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, are in charge of your care. Lasers are powerful devices, and you must ensure you choose the highest level of training possible to get the safest and most effective care you can find. We are a Cutera Center of Excellence, which means we represent Cutera’s highest standard in the region.