Blog Archive

Laser Tattoo Removal for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Feb 7th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate with your love. That said, sometimes before finding Mr./Ms. Right, you may have been with Mr./Ms. Right Now. You thought the relationship would last forever, enough so that you got their name tattooed on your body. Now,...

Show Your Loved One You Care by Giving the Gift of Hair Removal for Valentines Day Feb 5th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t already thought of what to gift your significant other this year, now is the time to do so. Instead of going down the traditional route of chocolates and flowers, why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Laser hair...

With Trends Toward Self-Care, Men Increasingly Seek Hair Removal Jan 31st, 2019

All of us deserve to treat ourselves once in a while. While your mind might immediately jump to the stereotypical ladies’ night out, with spas and pedicures and grooming treatments, this rule should apply to all genders. The New York Post recently published an article on how men are increasingly breaking the mold and...

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions From Tattoo Removal Patients Jan 29th, 2019

The initial tattoo removal consultation is an important moment for every patient and every practice. It’s an opportunity to showcase your knowledge of the procedure, establish rapport with your patient, and gain their trust so that they decide to proceed with treatments. You’ll want to answer their questions thoroughly and express your expertise...

Tattoo Removal Creams & “Non-Laser” Tattoo Removal Jan 24th, 2019

From Pointless to DangerousAnyone in the tattoo removal field should become familiar with “non-laser” approaches to tattoo removal. We’re not talking about surgical excision – which does undoubtedly work for removing tattoos when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon (but always leaves a scar and is costly). We’re talking about the miracle creams...

Understanding Your Patients’ Skin Jan 22nd, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions from laser technicians and practitioners is, “Does skin type matter for laser tattoo removal?” The answer is yes. Skin type is one of the most important factors in determining the success of a laser tattoo removal treatment, and yet, it is often overlooked. Specific protocols...

The Kirby-Desai Scale for Laser Tattoo Removal Jan 17th, 2019

Anyone in the laser tattoo removal field has heard at least one of the following questions. “How long does the tattoo removal process take?” or “How many sessions will I need in order to achieve complete removal?” If you’ve heard either of these questions, then you most definitely know that there is no definitive...

Additional Application of Q-Switched Lasers Jan 15th, 2019

Q-switched lasers have made a huge impact in the aesthetic world, primarily for their ability to safely and effectively remove unwanted tattoos. However, that’s not all they’re capable of doing. This innovative technology has been instrumental in the development of various clinical and dermatological applications. Many of the procedures performed by...

Why Laser Wavelengths Matter for Removing Tattoos Jan 10th, 2019

Just as every patient is different, every tattoo that undergoes laser tattoo removal is unique. Expert laser practitioners want to be able to remove any tattoo, regardless of the colors of ink in the design – to do so, you’ll need multiple laser wavelengths to get the job done. Different...

Astanza Laser Tattoo Removal Machine on Tru TV Jan 8th, 2019

Last week, truTV aired a segment featuring the Astanza Duality laser tattoo removal machine, an appearance coinciding with the growing prominence of the ink removal industry. Aired in 90 million households, truTV is known for its popular series Impractical Jokers and Adam Ruins Everything. We couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to spread the word...

Are All Lasers the Same? Jan 3rd, 2019

As the demand for hair removal continues to rise, the introduction of light-based technologies has grown alongside it. The two main technologies used for permanent hair reduction are lasers (diode) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems. The main difference between laser and IPL hair removal is the technology that each device...

Tattoos Most Likely to be Removed Jan 1st, 2019

2019 is finally here which means it’s time for resolutions to take effect. New Year’s resolutions are commonly used as a way to reflect and reevaluate life choices. Most people make resolutions to set goals and improve habits in the coming year. For others, however, it’s all about clean slates...

Laser Hair Removal 101 Dec 27th, 2018

The aesthetic and cosmetic industry is comprised of various procedures that help individuals improve different aspects of an individual’s appearance. Due to the introduction and development of new procedures and technologies, the aesthetic industry is continuously changing. However, one constant that has remained over the years is the growing popularity of...

Yes, Size Does Matter Dec 25th, 2018

“Does size matter?” Depending on the scenario, there are many answers to this age-old question. However, in the laser hair removal world, the answer is definitely yes. Various lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies used to permanently reduce hair growth use various factors including wavelengths, fluence, and spot sizes to perform...

Why Laser Tattoo Removal is a Better Option for Cover-Ups Dec 20th, 2018

People with tattoos change their minds about their ink more often times than not. Most people regret the tattoo they got when they were younger, others no longer identify with the tattoo they once loved, and a large handful of people simply want to make room for new artwork. Whatever...

Laser Hair Removal: Frequently Asked Questions Dec 18th, 2018

With the upswing in people seeking laser hair removal, it’s only natural that aesthetic procedure providers and entrepreneurs have been taking interest in and asking questions about the increasingly popular treatment. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a master list of laser hair removal frequently asked questions (FAQ): all you need to know...

Three Reasons Tattoo Artists Love Laser Tattoo Removal Dec 13th, 2018

Despite what many people believe, tattoo application and tattoo removal are not at war. In fact, the two procedures actually go hand in hand and complement each other. Some of the most outspoken proponents and users of laser tattoo removal are tattoo artists and tattoo shops that want to either...