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Pico 785nm Wavelength Effective For Purple, Blue and Green Tattoo Inks

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Study

A picosecond‐domain laser with a 785nm wavelength has a special infinity for purple, blue and green tattoo inks, according to a recent study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (September 2018). Authors Eric Bernstein, MD, et al, treated 22 tattoos from 15 subjects (skin types II-IV). They administered a total of four treatments using only the 785nm picosecond wavelength (2mm to 4mm beam diameter and fluences ranging from 1.1 to 3.1 J/cm2).

Skincare Equipment: PicoSure laser

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PicoSure laser

The Cynosure PicoSure laser workstation has received FDA clearance for the removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. In a study by Roy Geronemus, MD, director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, PicoSure treatments over a two-week period led to a more than 80% overall tattoo clearance, with 94% clearance for difficult-to-remove blue and green inks. The laser offers an ultra-short pulse duration to break down pigment with fewer treatments and less fluence than nanosecond lasers. Contact: 800.886.2966,


Pliaglis Topical Anesthetic Heads Back To Market

The United States Food & Drug Administration ( has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for review for topical local anesthetic cream Pliaglis. The anesthetic—owned by Nuvo Research and distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Galderma Laboratories, originally received FDA approval in June 2006. Galderma voluntarily pulled the product from the market in 2008, due to manufacturing issues that occurred at a third-party manufacturing facility.