For the treatment of unwanted tattoos, fluorescent pulsed light (FPL) technology provides powerful tattoo removal while protecting surrounding skin layers. Developed by American Medical Bio Care, Inc., FPL utilizes proprietary laser-dye impregnated polymer filters to convert unwanted energy from a xenon flashlamp into wavelengths that enhance the effectiveness of the intended applications.
FPL and Tattoos
There are four layers to the skin: the keratin, epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Tattoos are located in the dermis, below the keratin (outermost layer) and epidermis layers
of the skin. And since tattoos are meant to be
permanent, removal is tricky, at best.
But because FPL technology is able to target a specific depth, the Omnilight™ and Novalight™ FPL™ systems are able to explicitly target the dermal layer of skin – where the tattoo lies – to effectively remove the tattoo skin pigmentation changes. Once the tattoo is broken up by fluorescent light, the ink can then easily be absorbed by the body’s immune system.
During an initial patient consultation you should discuss with your patient how the machine works, the costs involved with each desired treatment session, and the number of sessions needed. All aspects of the treatment should be discussed with your patient, including all risks and benefits. After listening to the patient's expectations, you should formulate a treatment regimen that both you and the patient are comfortable with.
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The benefits of using the Omnilight™ or Novalight™ FPL™ Pulsed Light Systems compared to alternative IPL systems include their increased effectiveness due to adjustable pulse width, and our advanced pulse forming and BTS™ (Better Than Sapphire) speed epidermal pre-cooling technologies – all designed to increase patient comfort and minimize side effects. The combination of advanced pulse forming and BTS speed epidermal pre-cooling gives our FPL systems the ability to easily treat all skin types.