" Why should a patient need a daily visual reminder of their battle?"
ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2015
VanishMD a division of Island Medical Laser is proud to announce a new initiative to perform complimentary removal of tattoo radiation markers for cancer patients. As patients go through radiation they generally receive small round tattoos that are permanent markers used by radiation therapists to assure consistency throughout the patient’s course of treatment.
Dr. Wayne Wertheim is the medical director of Island Medical Laser of which VanishMD is a division. According to Dr. Wertheim, “although these markers are generally very small, usually the size of a pin head, they often cause embarrassment to patients fighting their disease. It can also create changes in a patient’s already damaged self-image and self-confidence. Once the radiation treatments have been successfully completely there is no need for the patient to be reminded on a continual basis of their illness or become stigmatized. This is especially true for those successfully treated patients who have been deemed to be survivors. Dr. Wertheim lost both his mother and grandmother to breast cancer, “I felt that this would be a wonderful way to remember them while giving back and supporting the community.” The program is being rolled out this October in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month but will be an ongoing program.”
VanishMD has recently acquired the latest state of the art laser specifically designed to remove tattoos. They are currently using the Enlighten laser from Cutera, only one of a few currently available in the US. This laser is able to remove all colors of ink on all skin types. Being that most radiation markers are one color, black or blue, the laser is very efficient in removing these. In most cases only 1- 2 sessions are necessary. The procedure takes only 5 minutes with minimal aftercare required. The local retail value of such a procedure would be in the range of $200 per treatment.
VanishMD is the tattoo removal division of Island Medical Laser, PC, a medical office specializing in laser and aesthetic medicine. They have been a local leader in the field over the last 12 years. Established by Wayne Wertheim, M.D. in 2002, a physician with over 30 years’ of medical experience; the last 12 dedicated solely to this specialty. Dr. Wertheim has instructed many physicians on various aesthetic techniques and has gained national recognition and has won national awards for his work.
VanishMD is located at 118 Glen Cove Road in Roslyn Heights, New York 11577. They can be reached at 516 462 8002 or through their website http://www.vanishmd.com. Patients are encouraged to make use of this complimentary service by simply calling to schedule an appointment.