A Growing Challenge
The number of people, in all walks of life, who embrace tattoos is growing and projected to continue to grow. Many however, desire a full or partial removal of one of more of their tattoos. For personal, cosmetic or professional reasons, whether to clear space for a new tattoo, remove a portion of a tattoo, or completely eliminate a tattoo, tattoo removal has become a global challenge for the medical industry.
The Experience Today
The most common tattoo removal technology uses short-pulsed lasers. Unfortunately, besides the pain, thermal damage to the skin, and lack of predictable results, laser tattoo removal often requires 10 or more treatment sessions over a 1 to 2-year period to completely remove the tattoo. This can easily result in a cost of $3,500 or more. It’s no surprise that many people simply drop out of the treatment process due to dissatisfaction.
Soliton’s proprietary and under review Multi-Pass protocol has the potential to allow a typical tattoo to be removed in less than 1/3 the time of most laser-only methods, with a potentially significantly better experience for patients in each removal session.
Soliton’s breakthrough acoustic wave technology, commercialized in the Soliton RAP (Rapid Acoustic Pulse) Device which was recently cleared by the FDA, but not currently available for sale, allows a typical tattoo to be removed in only 2-3 office treatment visits, working in conjunction with current short pulse laser technology.
Our device uses advanced electro-hydraulics by forming a plasma arc inside a fluid chamber. The arc, produced with very high energy in the range of 3,000 volts at nearly 3,000 amps, forms a shockwave that repeats at 100 times per second. The custom shaped acoustic waves are divergent, which eliminates cavitation (heat), are virtually painless, and result in no collateral skin damage.
Our goal? A faster, more satisfying experience for clinicians and patients alike.
At Soliton our commitment is to science, then to testing and evaluation, and then to application.
We have conducted animal and human trials to confirm the safety and efficacy of the acoustic wave technology.
You can see a before and after example here and if you’re interested in learning more about our trials you can visit our clinical trials page below.