The UK has long been a hub for tattoo enthusiasts, with a rich history and culture surrounding body art. As trends change and people’s personal circumstances evolve, there has been a growing demand for tattoo removal services. The global tattoo removal market size was valued at $478 million in 2019 and is projected to reach $795 million by 2027.  This suggests a promising market for innovative solutions in the tattoo removal domain.

For those looking for efficient tattoo removal, Storz AWT offers an innovative Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) system.

Closely related to shockwave therapy, AWT works by emitting a series of acoustic pulses that stimulate blood flow, promote collagen production, and break down scar tissue. AWT is commonly used for cellulite reduction, improving skin elasticity, and treating other skin irregularities. The therapy can enhance the skin’s overall texture and appearance. Being non-invasive, AWT offers a minimal risk of side effects. It requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for individuals seeking aesthetic improvements without the commitment of surgery.

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How does AWT remove tattoos?

Storz AWT’s Acoustic Wave Therapy has revolutionised the field of tattoo removal. By incorporating acoustic waves alongside laser treatments, it accelerates the breakdown of tattoo pigments and stimulates tissue regeneration. The result? Faster clearance, improved results, and reduced treatment sessions, not to mention a fantastic USP for your tattoo removal service.

Can AWT overcome “frosting”?

During laser tattoo removal, a phenomenon known as “frosting” occurs when the laser passes over the tattoo. Frosting is characterised by a temporary whitish appearance caused by the laser vaporizing the water content within the skin cells. While frosting indicates the laser’s effective targeting of the tattoo pigment, it poses a challenge to the treatment process.

Frosting presents an obstacle to immediate continuation of the laser treatment. The white appearance hinders the laser from effectively picking up the tattoo pigments. Treating over frosting can lead to overexposure to laser energy, potentially causing skin damage or blistering. Therefore, it is essential to pause the treatment and allow the skin to cool down until the frosting subsides and the skin returns to its normal colour, the treatment is therefore ended until the next session – that is unless you incorporate AWT.

Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) provides a solution to the issue of frosting during tattoo removal. When applied after frosting occurs, AWT breaks down the frosting within approximately 10 minutes.

This breakthrough enables the immediate continuation of the laser treatment in the same session. By incorporating AWT into the treatment, practitioners can perform two laser sessions in a single sitting, significantly speeding up the tattoo removal process.

In addition to overcoming frosting, AWT offers the added advantage of desensitising the treated area. This desensitisation makes subsequent passes of the laser more tolerable for patients, minimising discomfort during the procedure. By combining AWT with the laser, patients can experience shorter treatment times, improved outcomes, and enhanced comfort throughout the tattoo removal process.

Other amazing benefits of AWT

In addition to its effectiveness in tattoo removal, the combination of acoustic waves with other technologies offers a wide range of remarkable benefits for various aesthetic treatments. By integrating acoustic waves into your practice, you can provide exceptional outcomes for scars, including keloid scars and burns. AWT is also highly effective in addressing post-operative concerns such as post liposuction unevenness, promoting smoother and more even results. Furthermore, AWT complements cryolipolysis treatments by enhancing fat cell destruction and improving overall fat reduction outcomes.

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, AWT proves to be a game-changer. It targets fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, promoting collagen production and skin tightening for a more youthful appearance. Additionally, AWT’s ability to stimulate tissue regeneration extends to body fat reduction, making it an effective solution for contouring and shaping various areas of the body. Finally, AWT showcases its prowess in cellulite reduction, providing clients with smoother, firmer, and more toned skin.

AWT in combination with other technologies

In some cases AWT can be combined with other treatments to enhance results. For instance, when used alongside specific skincare products, the therapy can facilitate deeper penetration of the product, amplifying its effects.

For tattoo removal, renowned dermatologist Dr C. Bettina Rümmelein suggests combining AWT with laser for better results and a shorter treatment time. Watch her video here.

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Experience Acoustic Wave Therapy’s remarkable results firsthand. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive training and ongoing support, ensuring a seamless integration of Storz AWT into your practice. Take advantage of the benefits of acoustic wave technology and elevate your aesthetic treatments to new heights.