Laser Education – Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses & Education

Introduction

Did you know?  It was over 40 years ago that the very first lasers were introduced.

The first treatments, had side effects, which were unacceptable.

Skin irregularities such as birthmarks were treated Argon and carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers and whilst it lightened, the complications were a high rate of scar formation.

Today the laser and IPL are used in a wide spectrum for medical and cosmetic benefits and wellness.

Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses and Training, readily educates with the NDYag Q-Switch Laser for Laser Tattoo Removal Procedures.

Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses and Training provides pathways to Radiation Health Queensland modules and Licensing, plus 100 hours supervision of logbook hours – WITH 100 tattoo provided for those 100 hours, or simply at a program and pricing to suit your needs.

 

Properties of laser light

The definition of the word LASER:  Well, ‘Laser’ is an acronym: light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. It is called a Laser Apparatus within Australia.

Let’s explain this in a shortened manner:

Lasers can be described as sources of high intensity light with the following properties listed just below:

  • Monochromatic, i.e., the light is of a single wavelength
  • Coherent, i.e., the light beam waves are in phase
  • Collimated, i.e., the light beams travel in parallel

 

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Why they are so very useful – those NDYag’s:  The Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Course, and Procedures within our rooms, has purposefully kept the NDYag Q Switch Laser light accurately focused into small spots with very high energy.

There are many lasers with much bigger spot sizes of course.  But bear in mind that SINGULAR BEAM is then mish-mashed and altered by spreading the beam into a larger area, therefore sometimes, higher power and heat intensity may be required- therefore possibly more danger and unwanted burns and pigmentation within the treatment.

Medilase – test patches every single client.  Unbeknown to the majority of clinics, this is actually mandatory.

We need to know, you’ll be ok for the treatment, and have a good outcome.  We don’t charge for this.

 

HOW DOES THIS MAGICAL THING CALL A LASER, actually WORK?

LIGHT is produced.  It needs a housing which contains: the optical cavity: which contains a medium.

This might be gas (e.g. argon, krypton, carbon dioxide), or a liquid (eg dye) or a solid medium as in the tattoo removal lasers such as (e.g. ruby, neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet, alexandrite).

Now the next process is that which is defined as the excitation of the molecules of the select medium which results in a photon light release whilst returning to stability.

Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses educates potential student in this important factor for eye safety, please read well:  Every individual medium has its own specific light wavelength.  No! Not all lasers are the same, and not all lasers do the same job.

The specific wavelength may be within the visible spectrum (violet 400 through to red 700nm) or the invisible infrared spectrum (more than 700 nm).

HOW IS IT THAT IT breaks down tattoo ink?

Photothermolysis:: Destruction of target cells, or chromophores without harming surrounding tissue!  How good is that?

For those wanting tattoo removal or seeking licencing education and pathways with us at Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses & Training:  Clinicians, and students are enabled to see the delivery of nanosecond and picosecond short pulses to the ink target and observe the collapse of that shock wave so heat is not delivered to surrounding tissue. The Medilase technique has automated scanning designed to reduce the overlapping treatment areas.

 

    

 

What types of lasers are there?
Continuous Wave and Pulsed, let’s take a look.

 

THE CONTINUOUS WAVE, CW Laser type:
This laser will emit a constant beam of light with long durations of exposure.

Laser source CO2
Wavelength peaks 10,600 nm
 
Laser source Argon
Wavelength peaks 488/514 nm
 

THE QUASI -CW:  shutter the CW beam into short segments,

This laser will emit interrupted emissions of constant laser energy

Laser source Potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP)
Wavelength peaks 532 nm
 
Laser source Copper bromide/vapour
Wavelength peaks 510/578 nm
 
Laser source Argon-pumped tunable dye (APTD)
Wavelength peaks 577/585 nm
 
Laser source Krypton
Wavelength peaks 568 nm
 

 

THE PULSED LASER-

 

Including the NDYag Q Switched Laser for training at Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses & Training Education – what you should know about lasers & Tattoo Removal procedures:

This laser will emit high-energy laser light in Nano second or picosecond burst (ultra-short pulse durations).

We hope this education will assist you when making your decisions to purchase a laser, with all correct licencing that is applicable within each state.

 

Laser source Pulsed dye laser (PDL)
Wavelength peaks 585-595 nm
 
Laser source QS ruby
Wavelength peaks 694 nm
 
Laser source QS alexandrite
Wavelength peaks 755 nm
 
Laser source QS neodymium (Nd):yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG)
Wavelength peaks 1064 nm
 
Laser source Erbium:YAG
Wavelength peaks 2940 nm
 
Laser source CO2 (pulsed)
Wavelength peaks 10,600 nm

 

 

The tattoo color’s and selective wavelengths:

The QS laser systems can selectively shatter tattoo pigment with very little if any damage to the surrounding skin (every client’s skin reacts in its own way). The altered pigment is then removed from the skin by scavenging white blood cells, tissue macrophages. The choice of wavelength depends on the ingredients of that particular ink, color, depth and chemical nature of the tattoo ink.

Fadeback for a rework, might be Two or thereabouts, whereas, treating until the laser can no longer shatter ink, might be from 7 and upwards, (on very rare occasions it might be less).

  • Medilase Laser,(Tattoo Removal Courses & Training, and Procedures: We have successfully gone Back-To-Skin with our singular PS and NS treatments using the ND:YAG – Black and all colors are treated QS
  • Also useable are the ruby, alexandrite
  • Highly plasticized inks in the pearlized Blue and green: QS ruby, alexandrite
  • Yellow, orange, red: QS Nd:YAG

As with other laser treatments, pigmentary and textural changes including scars may occur.

Do you wish to change careers and join the Tattoo Removal Industry, become a Licenced Clinician and business owner? Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses and Training can take you along the ENTIRE PATHWAY – call us now.  Mobile:  0426 444 556 or email us on info@medilase.com.au