Quanta Zimmer Chillers
A Quanta Zimmer Chiller, such as the Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6, is designed to blow very cold air on a site being treated with a laser. This cold air serves a number of tangible purposes, most notably to protect the epidermis from the optical energy emitted by a laser pulse. A wonderful benefit of this technology is the noticeable reduction in pain sensation that it delivers.
Zimmer Chillers Cold are a staple in most successful clinics because of their pain mitigation capabilities. The Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 is the standard by which all other chillers are judged. They have a well-deserved reputation for reliability. Their construction is solid, and in the hands of a well trained clinician can really be the difference in treating the pain-averse.
The Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 delivers a steady, consistent flow of very cold air through a flexible hose. This hose can be coupled to the laser to direct chilled air to the precise location the laser pulses on the patient’s skin. It can also be used independently of the laser coupling to “bathe” the skin in chilled air before, during and after treatment. We’ve observed many successful practitioners who actually allow the patient to control the chiller hose, imparting a level of control that soothes and serves to distract the patient during treatment. This is a highly successful pain mitigation strategy.
The Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 does involve the investment of equipment beyond the laser. This may not be an attractive alternative, particularly for those who are budget or space constrained. However, for those capable of making this additional investment, it can be a wonderful addition to the pain mitigation strategy employed by any practice. In our experience, patients love the ability to control pain during and after the laser treatment. A number of our most successful clients seem to view it this way: when including a Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 in their financing package, the incremental monthly payment is often less than one additional laser treatment per month. This means that with the addition of one patient who previously was on the fence because of pain concerns, your practice is generating additional profit. That’s a bet we’ve seen pay off time and again.
Topical Numbing Creams
Wouldn’t it be ideal if you could apply a cream to the treatment area just prior to Laser Tattoo Removal, and make the procedure painless for your client?
This is the promise topical numbing creams. Creams such as this come in a variety of formulations, some of which are over-the-counter (think “low-strength”) and some which require the prescription of your medical director (think “high-strength”). These creams are very easy to apply and can serve as an additional revenue source for your practice as they are often offered as an option that your patient can select at time of treatment.
One such cream is called BLT because of the active ingredients formulated within the cream itself (in this case, benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine). Many patients appreciate the ability to apply this cream prior to, and post laser treatment. These patients will gladly pay an additional, reasonable upcharge for their own tube of BLT cream. These creams can be used in conjunction with a Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 or in the absence of a chiller. However, most formulations require application 30 to 45 minutes in advance of the treatment. Patients may, of course, apply this cream at home before their appointment. However, from a work-flow optimization perspective, it may not be practical for your patients to wait until they arrive at your clinic before they apply BLT.
To address this concern, some Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons will use lidocaine injections as a local anesthetic. By its very nature, this pain mitigation strategy is not available to all Laser Tattoo Removal practitioners. However, this is a viable alternative for the right practices, particularly those for whom it would be impractical to wait for a numbing cream to take effect.
As with numbing creams, lidocaine injections are often presented as an option with an appropriate extra charge. These injections can be combined with the use of a Quanta Zimmer Cryo 6 to create a ‘premium level’ of pain mitigation, for which some patients will gladly pay.
Ice Packs for Tattoo Removal Numbing
The most cost-effective pain mitigation strategy- the use of ice-packs – should be considered the base level of pain mitigation support offered to your patients. Used immediately before and after-never during- laser treatment, ice packs are easy, cost-effective and do a surprisingly good job of lowering the perception of Laser Tattoo Removal pain.
Of course, there are logistics involved with the use of ice-packs, and the clinic owner will certainly need to invest in an appropriate number of ice packs and an ice maker. However, this is a modest investment that will pay dividends in patient satisfaction with their laser treatment.
The bottom line:
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