Studies reflect that the number of laser tattoo removals has risen at least 30 percent over the last year alone. In response to the growing dissatisfaction of existing tattoos, Palm Beach Tattoo Removal has revamped their website.
January 5, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Whether it be an act of rebellion or a form of artistic expression, more than 45 million Americans have gotten at least one tattoo at some point during their lives. This statistic has helped permanent body art to rise to the point of being a $1.65 billion dollar industry in the United States. Approximately 40 percent of adults over the age of 18 have a tattoo, and of that percentage, more than 10 percent have either had one removed or are considering removal. Studies reflect that the number of laser tattoo removals has risen at least 30 percent over the last year alone. In response to the growing dissatisfaction of existing tattoos, Palm Beach Tattoo Removal has revamped their website. They have redesigned their website to include more style and functionality, as well as before and after photos, a tattoo removal FAQ section and a blog that covers the tattoo industry.
According to Dr. Neil Goldhaber of Palm Beach Tattoo Removal (www.pbtattooremoval.com), a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, which is the latest and most advanced technology in tattoo removal, is focused on the ink of a tattoo for only a fraction of a second, and breaks up the subdermal ink. The body then produces an automatic immune response, sending fluid to the site of the laser treatment which flushes the ink away. This causes some initial redness and swelling in the area of the treatment; however, the laser does not penetrate the deeper layers of tissue, so there is usually no permanent scarring. All or only part of a tattoo can be removed from any part of the body using this procedure.
Dr. Goldhaber also explains that the age of the tattoo, color of the pigment involved, and density of the ink all factor in to the number of sessions needed to remove each tattoo. Patients generally require between 3 and 10 treatments at 6 to 8 week intervals, but individual patient needs vary according to the aforementioned factors. Older tattoos usually take fewer treatments than more recent ones. Black or red ink is removed more quickly and easily than orange, yellow, pink, purple, brown, and other similar colors; light greens and blues and turquoise pigments require the greatest number of treatments.
Most patients experience minimal pain associated with the removal procedure, claiming that it is comparable to the sensation of having the tattoo applied. Cost of tattoo removal also varies on a patient-by-patient basis, but Palm Beach Tattoo Removal offers free consultations to determine the cost and number of treatment sessions that may be involved.