NOV-DEC 2018

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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© GETTY IMAGES OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, body art has become mainstream, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. As people of all ages seek to express themselves and commemorate special people and moments in their lives through permanent tattoos, the demand for tattoo removal also rises. Traditionally, treatment options were less than optimal, requiring up to a dozen sessions with poor clearance of multi-colored tattoos. But there is good news for those who want to help patients obscure painful reminders of past relationships or perhaps just poor judgement. New picosecond lasers with multiple wavelengths, longer wait times between sessions and multi-modal treatment regimens are providing faster, more complete clearance of both black ink and multi-colored tattoos. By Daniel Casciato Color Correction New picosecond wavelengths, acoustic shock waves and careful spacing of sessions are speeding clearance of multi-color tattoos. 30 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 | MedEsthetics

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