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Outcomes of 1064-nm picosecond laser alone and in combination with fractional 1064-nm picosecond laser in tattoo removal.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Apr 29. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Division of Dermatology, Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Background: Removal of the unwanted tattoo was initially focused treatment of picosecond laser in the setting of the unfractionated beam, whereas the fractionated 1064-nm picosecond lasers (Fr-Pico) has been successfully utilized in various skin conditions, including scar and benign pigmented lesions. However, no studies compare the combination of Fr-Pico and unfractional 1064-nm picosecond laser (UFr-Pico) and UFr-Pico alone in tattoo removal.

Objective: This study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of the combination of Fr-Pico and UFr-Pico and the UFr-Pico and in tattoo removal. Read More

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The increasing use of cosmetic non-ionising radiation applications - types of procedures, potential risks to consumers and regulation in Australia.

Public Health Res Pract 2022 Mar 31. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

School of Engineering & Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, ACT, Australia.

In recent years, there has been a large increase in cosmetic applications using non-ionising radiation (NIR). These applications use various types of NIR such as lasers and ultrasound for numerous cosmetic outcomes such as epilation, skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal. Cosmetic NIR procedures are marketed as a low-cost and low-risk alternative to more invasive procedures. Read More

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Comparative study of 1064 nm nanosecond, 1064 nm picosecond, 755 nm, and 595 nm lasers for tattoo removal: An essential role by macrophage.

Lasers Surg Med 2022 Mar 15. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Dermatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Objectives: Tattoo removal is in high demand, and many types of lasers can be used for tattoo removal. Macrophages play an important role in the persistence of tattoos. However, comparative studies of the efficacy of tattoo removal with different lasers versus the relationship between the destruction of pigment particles or recruitment of macrophages after laser treatment are lacking. Read More

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Comparative treatments of a green tattoo ink with Ruby, Nd:YAG nano- and picosecond lasers in normal and array mode.

Sci Rep 2022 03 4;12(1):3571. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 1, 00133, Rome, Italy.

The tattoos removal has become an issue upon spread of the tattooing practice worldwide and hindsight regrets. Lasers are typically used for the purpose, though some colours such as green are considered "recalcitrant" to the treatment. In the current investigation, we aim at determining the efficacy of removal of a green ink water dispersion, using 5 laser treatments: Nd:YAG nano- and picosecond lasers in normal and array mode and Ruby nanosecond laser, keeping the total irradiated energy constant. Read More

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Fast tattoo removal using Q-Switching ND-YAG laser technique with multi pass sessions.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Dec;71(Suppl 8)(12):S161-S165

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq.

Laser therapy is the gold standard method to remove unwanted tattoos. It is available and widely accessible. This study was done to assess the efficacy of the R20 method (multi-time separated passes in one session for 20 min) using Q-switched ND: YAG laser for the removal of tattoos and was compared with the traditional method. Read More

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December 2021

Non-laser treatment for tattoo removal.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Feb 4. Epub 2022 Feb 4.

Worldwide laser institute, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Tattoos are increasingly gathering attention in the young population, especially in second to fourth decade of life. With such trends, rate of its removal also has been on the rise. Treatment options for tattoo removal besides lasers are surgery, radiofrequency, infrared light, cryotherapy, dermabrasion and salabrasion. Read More

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February 2022

Laser-induced sound pinging for the rapid determination of total sugar or sweetener content in commercial beverages.

Talanta 2022 Apr 5;240:123034. Epub 2021 Nov 5.

Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 65211, United States. Electronic address:

We recently reported on fixed-path length laser-induced sound pinging (FPL-LISP) as a rapid photoacoustic technique employing an inexpensive benchtop tattoo-removal laser for reliably determining the speed of sound in low-volume fluids. In this contribution, we demonstrate the capacity of FPL-LISP to analyze representative commercial beverages for their natural or artificial sweetener contents. As a benchmark, the speed of sound was determined for solutions of sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose), mock high fructose corn syrup (HFCS-55), and 12 household sweeteners (culinary sugars, syrups, honey, molasses) across the concentration range of 1-20% w/v in water, simulating the typical sweetener range found in commercial soft drinks. Read More

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Jet injectors: Perspectives for small volume delivery with lasers.

Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2022 03 6;182:114109. Epub 2022 Jan 6.

Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, MESA+ Institute and Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Needle-free jet injectors have been proposed as an alternative to injections with hypodermic needles. Currently, a handful of commercial needle-free jet injectors already exist. However, these injectors are designed for specific injections, typically limited to large injection volumes into the deeper layers beneath the skin. Read More

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Efficacy of a laser with a pulse duration of 300 ps in skin rejuvenation and treatment of pigmentation disorders in Asians: a series of four cases.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2021 Aug 29;23(5-6):159-162. Epub 2021 Dec 29.

Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea.

The photothermal effect of lasers is minimized and the photoacoustic effect is maximized as the pulse duration is shortened. Therefore, picosecond lasers with a short pulse and high peak power can be used to effectively treat various pigment disorders by reducing tissue damage. The first picosecond lasers were used for tattoo removal; they are also widely used for pigment treatment because of their reduced side effects compared with nanosecond lasers. Read More

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Id reaction and allergic contact dermatitis post-picosecond laser tattoo removal: A case report.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2021 26;9:2050313X211057934. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

The Skin Care Centre, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The novel picosecond lasers have emerged as a mainstay device in laser tattoo removal alongside Q-switch lasers, considered the gold standard in the field. Here, we present a 45-year-old female who developed a severe reaction to both her treated and untreated tattoos after two picosecond laser treatments and subsequent widespread eczematous eruption. Skin biopsies revealed findings consistent with hypersensitivity to exogenous red pigment. Read More

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November 2021

High power Q-switched 1064 nm / 532 nm Nd:YAG Laser in tattoo removal: A systematic review.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2021 May 20;23(3-4):41-48. Epub 2021 Oct 20.

Coordinator of the Specialized Ambulatory Service in Cosmiatry, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil.

Q-switched 1064 nm/532 nm Nd: YAG Lasers present important characteristics which can contribute toward the removal of tattoos, for having the ability to reach only specific targets with minimal damage to the tissue. Despite reports of their clinical benefits, only a few scientific studies demonstrate the efficacy and safety of these types of lasers in the short and long term. To substantiate the effects, benefits, and safety of the application of Q-switched 1064 nm/532 nm Nd: YAG lasers, a systematic review was carried out from September to December of 2019, about the studies which report their use in the removal of tattoos, published in the last 20 years. Read More

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Q-S laser micro-drilling and multipass full-beam Q-S laser for tattoo removal - a case series.

Lasers Med Sci 2022 Apr 4;37(3):1763-1771. Epub 2021 Oct 4.

Laser and Health Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new combined method of Q-S laser-assisted tattoo removal. Ten patients with 13 professional, mostly mono-chromatic black tattoos were recruited. All tattoos received the same Q-S laser treatment sequence. Read More

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Novel flapless esthetic procedure for the elimination of extended gingival metal tattoos adjacent to prosthetic teeth: Er:YAG laser micro-keyhole surgery.

J Prosthodont Res 2022 Apr 18;66(2):346-352. Epub 2021 Sep 18.

Department of Periodontology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: This article describes a novel, minimally invasive procedure called Er:YAG laser micro-keyhole surgery (EL-MIKS) that removes metal or amalgam tattoos in the gingiva adjacent to prosthetic teeth without gingival deformity and recession. We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of EL-MIKS for removing metal tattoos and present its long-term treatment outcomes.

Methods: The EL-MIKS procedure consists of several steps that are all performed under a microscope. Read More

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The efficacy and the adverse reactions of laser-assisted tattoo removal - a prospective split study using nanosecond and picosecond lasers.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2022 Feb 2;36(2):305-312. Epub 2021 Oct 2.

Department of Dermatology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Background: Laser pulses with nanosecond duration (NSL) have been the golden standard to destroy the pigment particles in skin. It is still controversially discussed whether picosecond pulses (PSL) are superior for tattoo removal.

Objectives: To compare the efficacy and the adverse reactions of nanosecond and picosecond laser pulses in a comparative study. Read More

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February 2022

Non-Surgical Eyebrow Rejuvenation Techniques: A Review.

J Drugs Dermatol 2021 Sep;20(9):970-978

Background: Eyebrow rejuvenation is a common cosmetic concern among patients presenting to dermatologists. Due to increased patient demand for non-invasive procedures, multiple non-surgical, and minimally invasive eyebrow rejuvenation techniques have been developed.

Objective: This review aims to highlight the various non-surgical eyebrow rejuvenation therapeutic techniques described in the medical literature. Read More

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September 2021

A Descriptive Analysis of the Epidemiology and Motivations for Laser Tattoo Removal in an Underserved Population.

J Community Health 2022 02 4;47(1):127-135. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1975 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA.

Tattoos of formerly gang-involved and incarcerated individuals can negatively impact their ability to reintegrate into society. Laser tattoo removal is essential to helping individuals obtain employment, re-cultivate positive relationships, and disengage from gangs. The objective of this study is to describe the demographics and motivations for laser tattoo removal at a large nonprofit clinic. Read More

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February 2022

Comparison of picosecond versus nanosecond Nd:YAG lasers for the removal of cosmetic tattoos in an animal model.

Lasers Med Sci 2022 Mar 19;37(2):1343-1350. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Cosmetic tattoos are difficult to remove, and their response to picosecond laser treatment has seldom been investigated. We compared the efficacy and adverse effects of picosecond versus Q-switched lasers for the removal of cosmetic tattoos. White, flesh-colored, and brown inks were irradiated using 532/1064 nm picosecond and Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers, and their absorption spectra before and after laser irradiation were analyzed. Read More

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Gaseous and Particulate Content of Laser Tattoo Removal Plume.

Dermatol Surg 2021 08;47(8):1071-1078

Department of Dermatology, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: There is increasing awareness of the potential hazards of surgical plumes. The plume associated with laser tattoo removal remains uncharacterized.

Objective: To determine the gaseous, particulate, and microbiological content of the laser tattoo removal plume. Read More

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Q-Switched 1064/532 nm Laser with Nanosecond Pulse in Tattoo Treatment: A Double-Center Retrospective Study.

Life (Basel) 2021 Jul 16;11(7). Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Health Sciences, Magna Graecia University, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy.

Tattoo removal is a well-established procedure in dermatology. Lasers represent the gold standard in the management of this condition nowadays. In this study, we report our experience on the use of a Q-switched nanosecond source. Read More

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A split-tattoo randomized Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser trial comparing the efficacy of a novel three-pass, one-session method with a conventional method in the treatment of blue/black tattoos in darker skin types.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2022 Jan 2;47(1):125-128. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of, Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Tattoos with blue/black ink show good lightening of pigment after treatment with 1064 nm Q-switched (QS) neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. In this randomized trial, we compared the efficacy of a novel three pass, one session procedure (R15 method) with a conventional method for treating blue/black tattoos in darker skin types. Tattoos were treated with 1064 nm QS Nd:YAG Laser with a spot size of 4 mm, fluence of 5 J/cm and frequency of 5 Hz. Read More

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January 2022

Laser vs. thermal treatments of green pigment PG36: coincidence and toxicity of processes.

Arch Toxicol 2021 07 4;95(7):2367-2383. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133, Rome, Italy.

Comparative laser and thermal treatments were carried out on PG36, a green phthalocyanine-based pigment, permitted in European countries where legislation on tattoo composition was issued. Prior to the treatments, PG36 was characterized by SEM imaging, EDX, IR and UV-Vis spectroscopies, revealing an excess of Si and C and O as compared to the pure halogenated Cu-phthalocyanine. Laser treatments were carried out with a Nd:YAG device applied to HO and propan-2-ol dispersions. Read More

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Treatment Update of Port-Wine Stain: A Narrative Review.

J Drugs Dermatol 2021 May;20(5):515-518

Background: Port-wine stain (PWS) is a congenital vascular malformation affecting 0.3–0.5% of normal population. Read More

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Laser removal of tattoos in vegan and omnivore patients.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Feb 13;21(2):674-678. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Istituto di Chirurgia e Laserchirurgia in Dermatologia (I.C.L.I.D.), Milan, Italy.

Background: Clinical outcomes of tattoo removal vary widely among different patients; it is known that tattoo-related features (such as pigments' type or quality, the use of multicolored inks, tattoo location size, location, layering, and duration) and personal habits (as smoking or skin phototype) could influence the clinical response to treatment, the possible role of nutrition in affecting the laser treatment of tattoos has never been investigated.

Aims: This study aims to compare the clinical response of tattoos removal between omnivore and vegan patients treated with Q-switched laser (QSL).

Patients/methods: Twenty omnivore and twenty vegan patients treated for professional black tattoo removal with Nd:YAG QSL were enrolled in this study. Read More

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February 2022

Paradoxical darkening following picosecond laser and successful treatment.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 Aug 27;46(6):1128-1129. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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Comparing QS Nd:YAG laser alone with its combination with fractional ablative Er:YAG in tattoo removal.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Dec 28;20(12):4078-4080. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Dermatology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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December 2021

Picosecond laser versus historical responses to Q-switched lasers for tattoo treatment.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2020 Jul 17;22(4-5):210-214. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Laserplast Stl Stp, Milan, Italy.

BackgroundTattooing is increasingly common among adolescents and young adults. This study explores the clinical efficacy of picosecond laser for the correction of tattoos. Literature suggests that 25-47% of the population have had a tattoo at some point in their life (1). Read More

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A novel minimally-invasive approach for metal tattoo removal with Er:YAG laser.

J Esthet Restor Dent 2021 06 10;33(4):550-559. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Department of Periodontology, Graduate school of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: Few effective and established treatment methods can remove gingival metal or amalgam tattoos. With this case series, we aimed to demonstrate the use of a novel minimally invasive technique to remove metal tattoos using an erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively collected clinical data from 18 patients who had undergone Er:YAG laser treatment to remove metal tattoos. Read More

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Successful Treatment of Scalp Micropigmentation With 1064 nm Picosecond Nd:YAG Laser.

Douglas C Wu

Lasers Surg Med 2020 Dec 1. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, 9339 Genesee Avenue, Suite 300, San Diego, California, 92121.

Background And Objectives: Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a useful technique that applies permanent camouflage for hair loss and scarring. However, suboptimal outcomes necessitate removal. To date, there have been no reports of SMP removal with a picosecond laser. Read More

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December 2020