According to Bloomberg News, removing tattoos has become a “roaring trade, with one in seven expressing misgivings — some enough to spend thousands of dollars for several laser sessions.”
The majority of tattoo removal treatments are fueled by regret for their past decision for cosmetic reasons. But now there is a growing concern about the long-term effects of how dangerous ink deposits are. People are worried about their future health and laser tattoo removal is no longer just a cosmetic treatment, it’s a preventative one.
We can expect to see the demand for tattoo removal increase dramatically with the dangers of tattoo ink entering mainstream awareness. We invite you to continue reading today’s blog and we will show you why now is the time to take a laser tattoo removal course.
Laser tattoo removal is no longer a trivial pursuit. It can mean the difference between good health and debilitating disease. This past July, in the medical journal The Lancet, it was reported that most people have a tattoo, but few of them are mindful of the long-term dangers associated with ink. While most people who have tattoos are aware of the short-term risks such as infection, bleeding and pain, the long-term risks are not as well known.
Tattoo ink is injected into living tissue, which is cause for concern as they are finding ink particles in blood vessels, immune cells and nerves. On average, modern day tattoos inks consist of an organic dye, but some may have traces of preservatives and contaminants such as arsenic, nickel and lead. After inspecting the bodies of deceased tattoo wearers, it has been found that 90 percent (90%) of the ink has moved off the skin over the decades. Researchers are trying to determine if the ink ends up in the organs, and if so, what kind of disease can they cause.
It has been proven that tattoos are tainting breast cancer diagnosis as they hinder detection and management of breast cancers because tattoo ink has found its way into the sentinel lymph nodes. The result of this study has spawned a European recall advisory over nine types of tattoo inks, which contain carcinogenic chemicals. The inks, which are a variety of black, grey, red and purple, are being recalled and the risk they pose is classified as ‘serious’, which is the highest of four risk levels. Nine of the inks come from China, Japan, and the United States, and seven of these contained excessive levels of the cancer-causing chemical 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine’ according to the release by Daily Mail. A further four of the inks also contained dangerous levels of heavy metals such as lead, copper, arsenic, and nickel.
Laser Tattoo Removal Business is About to Explode
You can see how important it will be for people to remove their tattoos for their health. The gold standard in tattoo removal is with a laser. Laser tattoo removal works by going through the skin, breaking up the ink particles, and removing the ink from skin cells. From there, it can be ejected from the skin, chewed up by the body’s own scavenger cells, or taken away by the lymphatic system. Laser tattoo removal is a series treatment, which means clients need more than one treatment to see results. Consequently, the average revenue for a laser tattoo removal client is $1,400. Americans spend about $1.65 billion a year on tattoos, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. It counts 21,000 tattoo parlors in the U.S., each charging an average of $150 an hour.
The laser tattoo removal industry is preparing for a large spike in demand as illustrated by the skyrocketing growth in laser device sales. “Revenue from sales of aesthetic equipment by publicly traded companies expanded 20 percent annually from 2009 to 2012 and is now worth about $1.25 billion, according to Cutera Inc., a supplier of laser and light-based medical devices from Brisbane, California. Israel’s Syneron Medical Ltd. says it’s the industry leader, with 28 percent of the global market.
Now Is the Time to Take a Laser Tattoo Removal Course
Do you want to help give your clients peace of mind by fading or completely removing their tattoos? We invite you to take the laser tattoo removal course at National Laser Institute. As a laser technician, you will be able to join the growing industry of laser tattoo removal experts who are making a difference in the lives of their clients.
By helping your clients with their unwanted tattoo’s, you will greatly improve their quality of life. On one end of the spectrum, you will help your clients not to be embarrassed anymore when they are going for that job interview, or when walking down the aisle on their wedding day. On the other end of the spectrum, you will help your clients to not have to worry if their tattoo could cause cancer.
Our laser tattoo removal course is taught by leading laser experts who have been in the industry for years. We will equip you with a comprehensive classroom/didactic education, clinical observations, and hands-on laser tattoo removal instruction within our luxury med spa. You will practice on varied clients with different tattoo types as we train you how to administer safe and effective cosmetic laser techniques and client consultations.
At the National Laser Institute you will be educated on the fundamentals of laser tattoo removal including:
- Tissue interaction
- Wavelengths and laser selection
- Pre and post treatment care
- Treatment contraindications
- Treatment plans and tattoo types
- Clinical observations on real clients
- Hands-on training with real clients
- Education on diverse skin and tattoo types
- Clinical experience within a luxury medical spa setting
Graduates of our laser tattoo removal course work in laser clinics, medical spas, tattoo shops, and some become small business owners operating their very own laser tattoo removal clinic. What are you waiting for? You too can become an expert laser tattoo removal treatment consultant. At National Laser Institute, you will gain real-world, hands-on training with our laser tattoo removal course.