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Lasers in tattoo and pigmentation control: role of the PicoSure® laser system

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, May 2016
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Title
Lasers in tattoo and pigmentation control: role of the PicoSure<sup>&reg;</sup> laser system
Published in
Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, May 2016
DOI 10.2147/mder.s77993
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Nazanin Saedi, Richard Bankowski, Sarah Henize, Richard Torbeck, Torbeck, Richard, Bankowski, Richard, Henize, Sarah, Saedi, Nazanin

Abstract

The use of picosecond lasers to remove tattoos has greatly improved due to the long-standing outcomes of nanosecond lasers, both clinically and histologically. The first aesthetic picosecond laser available for this use was the PicoSure(®) laser system (755/532 nm). Now that a vast amount of research on its use has been conducted, we performed a comprehensive review of the literature to validate the continued application of the PicoSure(®) laser system for tattoo removal. A PubMed search was conducted using the term "picosecond" combined with "laser", "dermatology", and "laser tattoo removal". A total of 13 articles were identified, and ten of these met the inclusion criteria for this review. The majority of studies showed that picosecond lasers are an effective and safe treatment mode for the removal of tattoo pigments. Several studies also indicated potential novel applications of picosecond lasers in the removal of various tattoo pigments (eg, black, red, and yellow). Adverse effects were generally mild, such as transient hypopigmentation or blister formation, and were rarely more serious, such as scarring and/or textural change. Advancements in laser technologies and their application in cutaneous medicine have revolutionized the field of laser surgery. Computational modeling provides evidence that the optimal pulse durations for tattoo ink removal are in the picosecond domain. It is recommended that the PicoSure(®) laser system continue to be used for safe and effective tattoo removal, including for red and yellow pigments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Unknown 33 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 18%
Other 5 15%
Researcher 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 38%
Chemistry 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 8 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2016.
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#3,625,788
of 7,811,999 outputs
Outputs from Medical Devices : Evidence and Research
#42
of 143 outputs
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#122,184
of 267,445 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Medical Devices : Evidence and Research
#6
of 14 outputs
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