In the early 2000s, a group of eminent physicists in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University were working on something a little outside their normal field of research: tattoo removal. Together with dermatologists, they discovered a new and innovative way of removing ink from the skin.
We've been working hard over the last decade to bring this remarkable technology to people everywhere, starting with London.
HOW DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
When you get a tattoo molecules of ink are inserted into the skin. The immune system senses this, and attempts to remove the ink, but not with much luck. The ink molecules are huge, so difficult to budge, and this is essentially why tattoos are permanent.
To remove a tattoo, this process is accelerated - really accelerated. Lasers (powerful beams of light) break apart the large ink molecules, allowing the body to process them. How this works is really just an energy transfer: the ink absorbs energy from the laser.
Current laser tattoo removal involves really high levels of energy. When ink molecules absorb this energy, they heat up rapidly and expand, damage the surrounding skin - often causing blisters and burning. Eventually, the expansion will cause the particles to break apart, but not without causing long term damage first.
NAAMA TAKES A DIFFERENT APPROACH
The faster light energy is transferred to the tattoo, the less energy is needed to break down ink particles. The less energy needed, the less damage to the skin.
NAAMA transfers light energy at an exceptional speed, and uses ultra-low levels of energy. Ink molecules break apart rapidly, before any energy can escape and potentially damage the surrounding skin. NAAMA is the most advanced tattoo removal in the world.
This novel way of breaking down ink allows tattoos to be removed quickly, with less pain, and no damage.
ROOTED IN LEADING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Princeton is one of the world’s foremost universities, recognised for its leadership in and contribution to research and innovation.
FUNDED BY EU COMMISSION
Horizon 2020 is a government funding scheme helping to bring more technology breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts from the science lab into the real world.
ISO 13485 is an international accreditation recognizing companies developing technology to a medical device standard.
Like FDA approval in the USA, the CE Mark is a critical regulatory mark that confirms a technology is safe and ready for use on the European market.
OUR NAAMA ADVISORS
HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS
SENIOR DERMATOLOGIST & INTERNATIONAL LECTURER
Dr. Kathy Taghipour
“NAAMA is something totally different. The results I’ve observed from the clinical trials are really extraordinary - there was no damage to the skin.”
HARLEY ST. CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST
Dr. Fiona Worsnop
“I am incredibly impressed with NAAMA. The technology they are using is astonishingly advanced and designed specifically for tattoo removal.”
SENIOR MEDICAL AND SURGICAL DERMATOLOGIST
Dr. Steven Hubert
“The combination of fast pulses, low energy and accurate treatment adds up to a tattoo removal system unlike anything
else in the industry.”
THE NAAMA EXPERIENCE
Not sure what to expect from laser tattoo removal? Dr Fiona Worsnop, Consultant Dermatologist, walks you through the removal journey.