Enlighten Treatment Review: Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
- 7.3/10 Overall
Peer Reviewed Literature
Consistency of Results
Things You Should Know:
Most Common Use Cases :
"While picosecond lasers are the most effective devices for tattoo removal, they remain difficult to remove in their entirety and multiple treatments are still required to achieve good results." – Jeffrey Dover M.D.
"Mainly for tattoo removal, but we are now using it for melasma as well with very nice results." – Rick Green, M.D.
"The Enlighten is quick, effective, reliable and reproducible. I do use local anesthesia to numb my patients so they have no discomfort during the treatment." – Manu B. Aggarwal M.D.
Enlighten features short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A 'picosecond' is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the 'nanosecond' pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.
Typical Clinical Applications:
Tattoo removal, benign pigmented lesions.
Best Patient Candidates:
Male/female, ages 20s-60s, skin types I-VI.
Other Patients Considerations:
Removal of tattoos.
Enlighten US Procedure Cost & Price Range:
$350-500 per tattoo treatment (based on the size of the tattoo).
Average Number of Treatments Needed:
Tattoo removal: 4-6 treatments.