Why MAKES FracTat® Different than Pico lasers?

Traditionally, Q-switch, ND:Yag lasers were (and still are!) used at nanosecond speeds to remove tattoo ink by shattering the ink molecules into smaller pieces that the body can absorb and wash away. The laser can go deep into the skin and is very powerful, but the issue is, it fires too slowly allowing too much heat to stay inside the skin. That extra heat causes damage to the skin and results in scarring, making it more difficult for the future treatments for the laser to get through all that scar tissue to find the ink.

Then, decades later, Picosecond technology came out. It uses a laser called an Alexandrite, which fires 100 times faster (picoseconds vs nanoseconds) and uses acoustic energy more than heat. This works amazingly, except that when the ink molecules are shattered, they release Carbon Dioxide gas which gets trapped in the surface of the skin (frosting effect), causing scarring and preventing any more laser pulse from reaching the ink. Alexandrite lasers are shallower than other lasers and are also historically temperamental and not always consistent in how they fire.

Now comes FracTat’s patented method of laser tattoo removal. It is the first of it’s kind and years ahead of the competition. It can avoid some of the frosting effects by first drilling fractional micro holes vertically into the skin. These holes act as pressure relief ducts for the CO2 gases to escape from, without building up as much pressure at the surface of the skin. The laser pulses which shatter the ink molecules are composed of a deeper, more powerful and dependable laser called an ND:Yag. It has been redesigned to fire in picoseconds and also uses the same acoustic technology.

So, essentially Fotona has created a laser for tattoo removal that combines the best of all technologies. This results in fewer treatments and faster healing for clients! FracTat® is also able to effectively treat ALL colors of a tattoo.


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