The R20 Laser Tattoo Removal procedure promises to reduce the time taken to remove tattoos
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Recently at Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care clinic we have seen a lot of patients with infected tattoos that have needed treatment to remove the pigment as well as seeing many more patients with Tattoo Remorse, a long known affliction where that tattoo is no longer a pleasant thing but a reminder of a past that needs to be erased. Whether it is a former girlfriends name, an old tattoo or just a tattoo in an awkward spot , Tattoo Remorse strikes many patients that seek treatment.
Luckily, our ability to remove tattoos is better today than it was even one year ago—not because of new technology, but that Dr Shah has been using with his own patients for a long time.
The R20 laser tattoo removal method, a protocol which is now available at BC Laser and Skincare Clinic. It was developed by a team of doctors in Greece. The team found that performing four passes over a tattoo with a Q-switched laser, each spaced 20 minutes apart, was far more effective than the traditional method (which called for performing only a single pass) in removing the ink—and that the extra laser exposure produced no adverse side effects.
In fact, in the study they published last year, the team stated that with the follow-ups they performed three months after treatment, the R20 method was revealed to be 50-85% more effective in removing a black tattoo—without additional side effects—than the traditional method was.
In the past, tattoo removal patients have almost always had to undergo multiple treatments over many years; with the R20 method, however, many tattoos can be removed in a single treatment session. Dr. Shah also stresses the importance of consulting an experienced and qualified practice before undergoing any procedure, regardless of the goals or overall invasiveness of the treatment
About Sachit Shah, MD
Dr. Sachit Shah is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK and has been practicing family medicine since 1990. He is a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada as well as a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Shah is a member of the British Columbia College of Family Physicians, the British Columbia Medical Association, a Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, a Fellow of Canadian Society of Phlebology and several other professional societies. As the Medical Director for Amari Medical Clinic and Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic, he has been involved in teaching medical students in family medicine and clinical research during the past several years as an examiner for various medical bodies. Dr. Shah has a Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff in Wales.
Located at #101, 13805 -104 Avenue in Surrey, BC, Canada, Dr. Shah’s practice, Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic can be contacted at (604) 580-2464. It can also be reached online through the website bclaserandskincare.com