Removing tattoos with lasers is tricky business as surgeons be very cautious to ensure the skin is not overheated as that would result in scarring. The normal procedure involves using a coolant such as tetrafluoroethane which reduces skin temperature as it evaporates. Tetrafluoroethane has one unfortunate property: it contributes to greenhouse gases as it is many times worse than carbon dioxide.
Taking that into consideration, John Stuart Nelson at the the Beckman Laser Institute (University of California) developed and patented an alternative removal method which uses pressurised liquid CO2 (carbon dioxide) as the cooling agent. It is delivered as a fine mist of solid dry ice particles which reduce skin temperatures before sublimating into a gaseous form.
Green Skin Cooling
1. Green Tattoo Removal - Innovative tattoo removal methods that use sustainable cooling agents to minimize environmental impact.
2. CO2 Cooling Technology - Advancements in using pressurized liquid CO2 as a cooling agent for various medical procedures.
3. Environmentally Friendly Dermatology - Growing demand for eco-conscious practices and technologies in the field of dermatology.
1. Dermatology - Opportunities for dermatology clinics to adopt eco-friendly tattoo removal techniques and attract environmentally conscious customers.
2. Beauty and Wellness - Potential for beauty salons and wellness centers to offer green tattoo removal services as part of their sustainable and ethical offerings.
3. Medical Equipment Manufacturing - Disruptive potential for manufacturers to develop and produce CO2-based cooling devices and systems for various medical procedures beyond tattoo removal.