Enlighten - Laser Pigmentation & Tattoo Removal System


EnlightenEnlighten by Cutera is a breakthrough Pico + Nano technology – a dual wavelength (1064 nm + 532 nm) and dual pulse duration (750 ps + 2 ns) laser pigmentation and tattoo removal system. Recently released in Australia, it is fast gaining a reputation as the go-to procedure for pigmentation and tattoo removal.

Featuring class-leading treatment parameters and customisation it is also used for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions.

The Enlighten has an all-in-one picosecond and nanosecond platform and is able to independently adjust spot size and fluence in real-time calibration without delay. It is able to treat a broad range of spot sizes (2-8mm) and is achieving results not seen before by any tattoo removal method.

What does this mean for those of us without a tech head and not much knowledge of laser nm’s the meaning of pulse duration? It means efficient tattoo removal for the common tattoo colours with a high safety margin on all skin types, and treatment (or removal) of benign pigmented lesions.

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The Enlighten Pico laser is optimised for efficient and easy use. It has instant and independent adjustment of spot-size, wavelength and repetition rate, with the highest pulse energies in its class (up to 3x greater energy), which enables individualised patient treatments.

Similar to other lasers when it comes to the actual procedure and process of the treatment, the results from the Enlighten, especially when it comes to tattoo removal, are being seen as revolutionary. The results are speaking for themselves (see photos and read our blogs).

Enlighten also features a smart 12.1” touchscreen that’s simple to navigate and a quick 2 minute start-up time with real-time parameter calibration, enabling quick treatments.

Q. What wavelengths does Enlighten use?

A. Enlighten incorporates two wavelengths, 1064nm and 532 nm. These wavelengths were chosen because of their versatility in treating tattoo ink colours and benign pigmented conditions, offering the safest and most effective treatment solutions for all skin types.

Q. What pulse durations are available on Enlighten?

A. Enlighten is the first device in its class to incorporate two pulse durations, 750 picoseconds and 2 nanoseconds. With the ability to choose between picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations, practitioners can choose the ideal pulse for the targeted condition. This increases the versatility of conditions that Enlighten can treat. There is no other single device on the market that incorporates this capability.

Q. Are there different handpieces for the different wavelengths or pulse durations?

A. No, Enlighten has a motorized zoom handpiece that delivers the full range of spot sizes.

Q. How well do patients tolerate the Enlighten treatment?

A. Enlighten treatments are similar to Q-switched treatments. In a side- by-side study comparing Enlighten with Q-switched laser for comfort and treatment results, 100% of respondents preferred Enlighten.

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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.


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    HI and good day
    Using your instrument does required any other special substance like gel or oil or ….. ?
    What is the price ?
    many thanks

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      No gel or oil but skin is cleaned before treatment. And cost depends on practitioner diagnosis. You can find your closest practitioner here. http://cutera.com/patients.aspx

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