Clinical Column: Enlighten III Picosecond Laser

CUTERA is a leading provider of advanced laser and light-based aesthetic systems, and our latest technology, the Enlighten III, is a state-of-the-art device that offers a wide range of benefits for practitioners and patients alike. This versatile system offers a number of different treatment options, including tattoo removal, pigmented lesion removal and skin rejuvenation.

The Enlighten III is a powerful laser system that utilizes three wavelengths and three pulse durations, to provide optimal results for various skin conditions. The 532nm wavelength is perfect for treating light pigmentation as well as red and yellow tattoo ink. The 670nm wavelengths is great for treating pigmentation on darker skin types and stubborn tattoo pigments like purple and green. The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for removing dark tattoos, and treating all skin types for pigmentation and is perfect for skin revitalisation, from pores and fine lines to acne scaring.

One of the key benefits of Enlighten III is its efficacy in removing tattoos. With both nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations options, it allows for fast, safe and effective removal of even the most stubborn tattoos, including those with multiple colours.

In addition to tattoo removal, the Enlighten III also offers a wide range of pigmentation treatment options. The laser system is able to effectively target and remove pigmentation, such as age spots, sunspots, freckles, birthmarks, iron staining, melasma, and so much more with three amazing wavelengths that can be chosen to treat clients of any Fitzpatrick skin type.

Number of Treatment(s): 4 — Photo Courtesy of: Cutera

Number of Treatment(s): 3 — Photo Courtesy of: Wayne Wertheim, M.D.

Lastly, the system features a fractionate beam attachment called MLA (microlens array) which we use as part of our Pico FX treatment. The MLA attachment fractionates the laser beam allowing us to create microscopic injuries to the skin, which in turn leads to a controlled wound-healing response in the body. Pico FX is used to treat more advanced textural concerns such as acne scarring, texture, pores, and wrinkles.

As a leading provider of aesthetic laser technology, CUTERA is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of practitioners and their patients. The Enlighten III is a testament to this commitment, as it offers a wide range of clinical applications, high efficacy, and versatility.

Don’t just take our word for it; here’s a testimonial from Dr. Shobhan Manoharan, a practitioner from the prestigious Brisbane Skin:

"The CUTERA Enlighten III Picosecond laser is a tremendously versatile device that I believe is gold-standard in its class at present. While useful in removing tattoo pigment, we have extensively and successfully utilised it in the treatment of difficult pigmentary conditions such as melasma and Naevus of Ota. I also use it as one of my go-to treatments for toning, rejuvenation and acne scarring in darker skin types. CUTERA have provided excellent support and aftercare, and have always been receptive to my feedback and requirements.”
Dr. Shobhan Manoharan
Brisbane Skin
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Alanna Randone
Clinical Trainer