Getting a laser facial does’nt need to be painful to be effective. It’s really all about having the right tool for the job. There are so many medical lasers on the market, each created to serve a different purpose. As manufacturers scramble to increase the number of jobs each product can perform, we want to point out some distinct differences.
Let’s begin by explaining Vanish Tattoo Removal utilizes a q-switch laser. This type of device emits laser light in nano-second pulses. The short pulses eliminated the amount of heat generated by IPL lasers, while going deeper into the second layer of skin called the epidermis. The result? It penetrates deeper pigments, with less damage to the skin. This is ideal for performing painless facial rejuvenation.
Why do IPL lasers still exist? The answer is simple. IPL’s are much less expensive. Many practices utilize these devices with an injected anesthetic to reduce the pain associated with them. Sadly, we’ve been led to believe “if it doesn’t hurt, it must not be working”. The heat created by these devices is a snapping against the skin, which may be doing more harm than good.
It is important to note, not all Q-Switch lasers are created equal. In the case of Vanish Tattoo Removal, it was extremely important we had the most effective laser for removing all tattoo ink colors. This is best achieved with multiple wavelengths which are each attracted to different colors. In addition, the shorter the pulse, the better. The RevLite laser, for example, ranges from 5-20 nanoseconds. That’s a big range! To remove tattoos as quickly as possible, we selected the Lutronic Spectra laser. This laser has a range of 5-10 nanoseconds. Much better! We want those short pulses to break apart that tattoo ink and pigment quickly and effectively.
So, the next time someone tells you about their painful laser facial, or 20 treatments to remove their tattoo, your next question should be…”what kind of laser did they use?”