We’re finding with this new technique that we can often get rid of almost 100% of the tattoo after just one or two visits.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2012
Eric S. Schweiger, M.D., a Board-Certified Dermatologist, appeared on FOX NEWS today, discussing a new, cutting edge laser tattoo removal in his Midtown Manhattan office. The new laser tattoo removal treatment, referred to as the “R20 method”, uses the Q-switched laser, which is the laser commonly used in tattoo removal, in a new way. Instead of only completing one pass of the laser during the office visit, there are four passes used to treat the tattoo during the same visit. “We’re finding with this new technique that we can often get rid of almost 100% of the tattoo after just one or two visits,” says Dr. Schweiger. “This is an exciting advancement in laser tattoo removal, and we are now able to provide better results to our tattoo removal patients.” Dr. Schweiger has also been featured in a segment about this laser tattoo treatment on ABC News in New York and has now presented the procedure nationally on FOX News.
The passes are completed with a twenty-minute rest in between treatments. Immediately after the treatment pass, there is a whitish appearance of tiny bubbles produced on the surface of the tattoo. The laser cannot target the tattoo through this whitening, so the twenty-minute break between treatments is necessary for the whitish bubbles to disappear. After twenty minutes, the whitish appearance has resolved and the laser can once again target the pigment of the tattoo.
The R20 Tattoo Removal method of completing four tattoo removal treatments during one office visit allows the laser to reach greater depths than with one single pass of the Q-switched laser. In a clinical study, one treatment was sufficient to nearly clear a tattoo of black ink. The R20 method of tattoo removal is effective and safe; there are no increased side effects seen with this new method of treatment. The most promising news is that research shows 75% of the tattoos were gone after the initial treatment.
Traditional tattoo removal costs $400 per session. The R20 method allows four treatments to be performed in one session, and requires only one to three sessions total. The price of one R20 session is $1600.
Dr. Schweiger has appeared on a variety of media programs and has been quoted in many publications, including Allure, Good Morning America, Glamour, Fox News, US Weekly, In Style and ABC News.
For more information, contact Jim Rees at 212-283-3000 or visit http://www.nyccosmeticdermatology.com
About Schweiger Dermatology
Schweiger Dermatology, founded by Eric S. Schweiger, M.D., a Board Certified Manhattan dermatologist, is a state of the art dermatology facility located in midtown New York City. Schweiger Dermatology specializes in using the latest techniques to provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments to its patients. Dr. Schweiger, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, has published several articles on laser surgery.