Picosecond Laser: Tattoos and Skin Rejuvenation.

Affiliation

Facial Plastic Surgery, Gentile Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Laser Center, 821 Kentwood Suite C, Youngstown, OH 44512, USA; Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Picosecond laser technology was cleared by Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and enhanced our ability to clear both benign pigmentation and dermal ink through a photomechanical impact created in the tissue. This impact created is greater than comparative nanotechnology and can be accomplished with lower fluences and smaller pulse durations. The addition of a diffractive lens array (FOCUS lens) has created a new category in skin rejuvenation by stimulating elastin and collagen through photomechanical and photoacoustic effects and not only through traditional photothermal tissue effects.

Keywords

FOCUS lens,LIOB,Photomechanical effect,Picosecond,Picotoning,Skin revitalization,

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