FracTAT (Patented) Faster Tattoo Removal
When lasers are used to remove tattoos, the laser pulse strikes the tattoo pigment, creating gas and steam that is trapped within the skin. This causes optical shielding, commonly known as a "frosting" effect, that prevents subsequent laser pulses from effectively reaching the deeper-lying pigments. Additionally, gas bubbles that form around the pigment particles can damage the surrounding tissue and cause scarring. The patented method avoids this effect by laser drilling fractional micro-holes in the skin that act as pressure relief ducts, through which the gases can escape without building up excessive pressure. The clinical benefits of using FracTat include enhanced generation of photoacoustic shockwaves; reduced frosting and pressure on the surrounding tissue; multiple nano- or picosecond laser treatments can be done during a single session; and there is also direct pigment removal via ablation and improved healing of fractioned skin.
Prior to treatment with Fotona Starwlaker your tattoo will be treated with an fractional laser.
In addition, by performing Fotona’s patented FracTAT® tattoo removal procedure, treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are further maximized.
Fotona’s innovative FracTAT® procedure can be performed with the ASP-powered StarWalker laser system. Micro holes are first drilled into the skin using a special ablative laser handpiece and MaQX10 laser pulses. Micro holes act as pressure-relief ducts through which the gasses produced during the treatment can escape without building up excessive pressure. This enables the laser to reach deeper-lying pigments and facilitates faster removal of color pigments from the skin.
Once your tattoo has been treated once. The laser consultant will wait between 5-10 minutes before treating your tattoo for the second time.
After the second treatment cycle has been completed, the laser consultant will wait between 5-10 minutes before completing the third and final treatment in the laser session.