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Tattoo Removal Treatments Help Give Breast Cancer Survivors a New Start

One of the growing ways of removing tattoos is with laser tattoo removal. It’s a growing market, especially since the cosmetic laser industry has been on the rise for the last couple of years. In fact, the American Society of Dermatological Surgery found that in 2002, 1 of every 8 people had a tattoo. Of these statistics, 50% of people wanted it removed.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. When a cancer patient receives radiation treatment, a small tattoo is placed on their skin in order to mark the area where radiation is needed. Many cancer survivors choose to have that physical reminder removed during the recovery period.

One of the most efficient and faster ways of removing tattoos is laser tattoo removal treatment. Laser tattoo removal is actually a simple process to understand. There are different types of cosmetic lasers for different skin tones. The cosmetic laser beam is directed toward the pigment of the tattoo. Once it’s fired, the laser penetrates the skin on the deeper dermal layers, breaking the tattoo removal pigment into fragments. These fragments of tattoo are flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system. Over time, the tattoo fades and disappears. This treatment is very safe and proven to have successful results.

Unlike creams, laser tattoo removal goes deeper in the skin’s surface for optimal results. The treatment itself doesn’t hurt, but it can be uncomfortable. Many people ask their laser technician for numbing cream before treatment which usually makes the process more comfortable for the client. Laser tattoo removal is a relatively quick treatment, taking between 5-20 minutes–depending on the size of the tattoo.

During the month of October, in order to recognize these brave cancer survivors, NLI Med Spa is offering free tattoo removal to treat radiation ports to those who have successfully completed treatment and are now in remission. We will also donate $25 for each cancer survivor who takes us up on it to the American Cancer Society.

As the leader in the medical aesthetics industry, NLI has been in the laser business for over a decade. Laser technicians and medical professionals are dedicated to providing quality treatments for clients in a luxury medical spa setting.

Learn more or schedule your appointment by calling 214.252.7800 for our Dallas location or 480.290.7333 for our Scottsdale location. To help aid the fight against breast cancer, you can make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.