What is the DESCRIBE Patch?
The DESCRIBE PFD PATCH is a silicone patch infused with perfluorodecalin (PFD) that allows laser passes in a single tattoo removal treatment session and helps the laser reach ink particles deep within the skin.¹ ² The Patch allows up to 4x as many passes per office visit compared to treatment without the Patch.³
What is perfluorodecalin (PFD)?
Perfluorodecalin is a fluorocarbon often used in skin moisturizers. As a class, liquid fluorocarbons can dissolve a volume of gas up to 44% of their own volume.⁴ When plant leaves are immersed in PFD, they become transparent enough to read through.⁵
In trials, did patients prefer treatment with the DESCRIBE Patch?
Yes. In a recent clinical trial, patients reported less discomfort and faster healing with the Patch, ultimately reducing the time to clearance. In the same study, 100% of subjects given the option of completing treatment with or without the Patch chose the Patch.²
Who is a good candidate for tattoo removal with the DESCRIBE Patch?
Patients should consult with their doctor to see if they are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient, depending on the age, size, type, and color of the tattoo. The color of the patient’s skin will also affect how effective laser tattoo removal will be.
Are there any side effects from using the DESCRIBE Patch?
The use of the DESCRIBE PFD Patch does not alter Potential Adverse Events from those encountered with the use of lasers alone. These potential adverse events may include pain, redness, and swelling. In a clinical trial, patients reported considerably fewer occurrences of each with the DESCRIBE Patch.⁶
How much does the DESCRIBE Patch cost?
The DESCRIBE® PFD Patches (Perfluorodecalin), are FDA cleared, and provide laser tattoo removal practitioners the ability to do more than 1 pass during a single laser tattoo removal treatment. Up to 3 or 4 passes per treatment with PFD patch vs 1 pass without the PFD patch. Benefits include better results in fewer treatments.