FINALLY A NEW FDA APPROVED NON-LASER TATTOO REMOVAL MEDICAL DEVICE THAT EXCEEDS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL IN SO MANY WAYS:
- LESS PAIN
- LESS TREATMENTS
- MUCH LESS OVERALL COST
- TREATS ALL COLORS
- GREAT REMOVAL VIRTUALLY 100%
Introducing the MicroPenTR®
This new US medical device has been approved just recently by the FDA but it has been used in Europe for over 7 years. It has recently received FDA approval and is a way to remove tattoos that are of all ink types including those that lasers could not previously remove with heavy metals as lead, cadmium, fluorescent inks because it does not break apart the ink into fragments, displacing them into the bloodstream the way a laser will, which can potentially cause toxicity to the body.
It will instead, using a proprietorial solutions derived from Lactic Acid, coagulates with the ink and draws it up to the surface, forming a scab with the ink. The scab forms usually around 2 weeks after the treatment, all the while the patient wears a dressing to protect the treated area. Then the scab naturally falls off and the patient must use a scar gel made from silicone for another 2 weeks until the final healing occurs. When the scab falls off naturally, 100% of the ink in each 5mm treated circle will be removed in that treated area.
Only a 6″X6″ treatment area should be done at any given time to minimize scarring. The technician/physician will take a template that has 5mm holes cut out of it and each hole is spaced out approximately 3mm from the next hole forming a grid pattern. Using a surgical pen, after the area is sterilized, 5mm circles are filled in with the surgical pen just over areas on the skin that have ink. After these are placed precisely over the tattoo, the MicroPenTR (which looks very much like a tattoo pen), is used to go over each circle drawn on the skin with the natural proprietorial solution from Eclipse. The needle barely breaks the skin during the treatment, but each circle will brighten after each circle is treated for 12 seconds. Most patients prefer to come early and have a numbing cream put on prior to the treatment to assure maximum comfort. The pain is far less than a Q-Switch laser treatment.
It is important to mention that the entire tattoo can not be treated in one session, because the 3mm area of non-treated skin, must be intact as it acts as a catalyst to heal each of the 5mm treated circles. Then 6-8 weeks later, the patient comes in for a new treatment where the template is shifted over and the next section of grid patterned circles is filled in by the solution. Most tattoos only need 2-5 visits. In comparison, laser tattoo removal can take 7-20 visits and many colors like white, yellow, light green and turquoise inks are many times not able to be removed by most Q-Switch lasers ie: ND:YAGs
In Europe the name of this device is the Magic-Pen® but here in the US it is being made by Eclipse with the name MicroPenTR® and distributed by Essentials of Woburn, MA. Here is a diagram that Magic-Pen® has created that shows the process.
Dr. Gustavo Leibaschoff, president of ICAM-USA and many other renown medical associations (http://www.icam-usa.com/about-dr-leibaschoff.htm) is working with other US based doctors to bring this technology to the world/ including the US. Dr. Gustavo Leibaschoff said “Trans Epidermal Pigment Release (TEPR), delivered via a device called the Eclipse MicroPen TR (Eclipse Aesthetics), may provide a viable alternative to laser tattoo removal, according to one expert speaker at this year’s annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) meeting in New Orleans, LA.
TEPR is a non-surgical and low-cost technique that removes all types and colors of pigment in a small number of sessions, says Gustavo H. Leibaschoff, M.D., president of the International Consultants in Aesthetic Medicine.”
Below is a link to the entire article written about Dr. Leibaschoff’s comments/research on this device in the Cosmetic Surgery Times: