The Revlite is a Q-switched laser with 4 wavelengths (1064nm, 532 nm, 585 nm, 650 nm). Emitting high energy, it is most useful in the treatment of benign pigmented lesions (lentigines and sun spots) and in the treatment of tattoos. This laser emits its energy in a few nanoseconds and on impact with its target (pigment, either endogenous – melanin, or exogenous – tattoo pigment) causes the fragmentation of this pigment through a photomechanical/photoacoustic effect. The fragments of pigment created are then eliminated by the patient’s immune system, mainly through the lymphatic system.
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
on rare occasions an anaesthetic cream or local anaesthetic may be necessary