In this post, we are rounding up from around the web the most relevant news related to laser tattoo removal.

Breakthrough Protocol for Laser Tattoo Removal, The “R0” Protocol, Resulting in Faster Clearance of Tattoos at The Aesthetic Clinique by Dr. Steven Weiner

An exciting new protocol, called the RO protocol, now eliminates the 20 minute wait between treatments. By placing a fluid on the skin, the white gas bubbles are eliminated almost instantly, thereby allowing the 4 treatments to be performed in rapid succession. A study showed this treatment was safe and that the tattoos were removed faster than with the one treatment per session standard protocol. Read moreVirtual Strategy

California Welcomes World’s Most Advanced Technology for Tattoo Removal

Incredible Skin and Body, office of Dr. Sam Ebrahimi, is one of the first in the nation to offer PicoSure, the world’s only picosecond aesthetic laser for tattoo removal. This unprecedented advancement in laser technology safely and effectively erases tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed with PicoSure’s patented PressureWave™ technology. Read

The Human Stain: A Deep History of Tattoo Removal

In 1681, after several months of raids on Spanish settlements, a group of English pirates traipsed across Panama on their way to the Atlantic. An accident involving gunpowder had left the buccaneers’ surgeon, Lionel Wafer, too injured to walk with the others, and he was subsequently left behind somewhere in Darién. Staying with the region’s Kuna people while waiting for his leg to heal, Wafer noted his hosts’ “delight” in decorating their bodies both with temporary paint and with “finer figures … imprinted deeper” into the skin. These latter figures, he wrote, were first sketched on the skin, “then they prick all over with a sharp Thorn till the Blood gushes out; then they rub the place with their Hands, first dipp’d in the Colour they design; and the Picture so made is indelible.” Wafer himself was painted by the Kuna, but either declined to be tattooed or was not offered the opportunity. Read moreThe Atlantic


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