Revlite™ Tattoo & Pigment Laser
The gold standard in Laser Tattoo Removal and Pigmentation
Unlike any other machine in the market, Revlite™ uses a patented technology called Photo-Acoustic Technology Pulse (PTP) energy for gentle skin rejuvenation by deep collagen stimulation.
The 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths of Revlite™ effectively target both superficial and deep pigmented lesions in the skin.
Revlite 532 is used for the treatment of surface skin pigmentation including freckles, lentigines (sun spots or age spots), flat seborrhoeic keratoses, and superficial birthmarks such as Cafe au Lait spots, naevus of Ota. It is also useful for the treatment of red tattoo ink.
Revlite 1064 penetrates deeper into the skin and is used for deeper pigment treatment including treatment of melasma (hormonal pigmentation), post-inflammatory pigmentation, iron staining (eg, from iron infusions), and unusual pigmentation such as minomycin staining.
Revlite 1064 is the main laser we use for removal of black tattoos.
This procedure offers minimal discomfort and no – downtime skin rejuvenation.
Revlite Laser Tattoo Removal
The Revlite laser successfully removes many tattoos over a course of treatment.
The pigment within the tattoo is made up of tiny granules – these are targeted by the laser in nanosecond pulses of energy. The effect is to shatter and disperse the pigment granules. These are then ingested (phagocytosed) by the white blood cells in the skin.
A typical course of treatment for a professional laser tattoo removal requires around 10 – 12 sessions.
Laser tattoo removal using Class 4 lasers can only be performed legally by registered medical practitioners in Western Australia. All of our treatments are performed by Doctors, who have the skill and expertise to get you safe and optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL treatment will not remove tattoos – IPL treatment will either do nothing, or result in burns and scars. In addition, there is no credible evidence that injecting any substance into a tattoo will result in removal without scarring. We have seen many cases of scarring caused by these types of techniques.
We recommend that local anaesthetic cream is used on the skin for 90 minutes prior to the treatment: EMLA cream or Dr Numb are two examples. These are covered with cling film.
The treatment is uncomfortable, and ice is used on the skin to reduce pain. Small tattoos can be treated in minutes, large ones may take up to an hour.
After treatment the tattoo is covered with a dressing using Bepanthen or betadine ointment and gauze or cling film.
We recommend at least 6 weeks between treatments as longer intervals allow more fade.
Find out more about the potential Risks and Effects of Tattoo Treatment.
The treatment of surface pigmentation (532) is usually quick and requires 1 or two treatments.
Deeper pigmentation (1064) including tattoo ink requires a series of treatments in order to break up pigment granules.
In addition to being used for anti-aging, wrinkle reduction and tattoo removal, Revlite can be used for removing:
• Brown age spots
• Liver spots
• Sun spots
• Photo damage
• Flat seborrhoeic keratoses
• Hyper pigmentation
• Lentigo and lentigines
• Brown birthmarks
• Superficial birthmarks such as Cafe au Lait spots, naevus of Ota
Laser tattoo removal using Class 4 lasers can only be performed legally by registered medical practitioners in Western Australia. We are aware that some clinics may be promoting Class 3 (weak) laser treatment of tattoos. Class 3 lasers will not effectively remove tattoo pigment.
Different tattoo colours are targeted by the range of laser wavelengths. Green and light blue tattoo pigment though, can be resistant to laser treatment. (The new Picosure laser is better at removing green and light blue ink, but not significantly better at removing black ink).
Some other tattoos may be more difficult to remove – very dark ones such as cover-ups, and some parts of the body such as the wrist are examples.
Find out more about the potential Risks and Effects of the Revlite laser.