R20 Laser Tattoo Removal

A colourful tattoo can probably attract a lot of attention on the street. Yet when it comes to tattoo removal you will need pay a lot of attention in the removal. We have mentioned previously in the Factors Determining the Success of Tattoo Removal that the colour of tattoo is an crucial contributing factor for a successful tat removal. The reason is that different colours of ink absorb different wavelengths of light. It is not difficult to imagine how many different wavelengths of light are needed to remove the sexy tattoo below. Are you thinking about a tattoo removal but are afraid of the long treatments for up to as long as a year? Journal of American Academy Dermatology back in Feb 2012 revealed that new research might bring about a breakthrough in tattoo removal which can significantly reduce the time for the lengthy sessions. In this post, we will write about those new research, including the introduction of the R20 method.

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A colourful tattoo is very difficult to be removed


New technique on laser treatments

Dermatologists are finding ways to enhanced traditional laser tattoo removal method so that it become safer and more effective, according to Dr. Arielle Kauvar, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Even though removing all tattoo colours remain difficult, the new enhancements appear to remove tattoos more effectively with fewer treatment sessions.

One of the new studies, which is called the “R20 method”, attempted to treat a tattoo four times a day with Q-switched YAG laser instead of one single treatment. Each treatment are separate by 20 minutes to allow time for the dissipation of tiny whitening bubbles produced during each session. This method shows a faster removal of the inks without having extra side effects on the tattoo. Another research uses fractional ablative laser together with traditional laser and has half of the tattoo ink removed just in one single session. One more study conducted by Dr. Kauvar is looking into treating a tattoo twice a day with a number of different laser wavelengths to remove different colours. This study has shown increase in effectiveness in getting rid of blue, green, and black colours.


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R-20 laser tattoo removal before and after

The researches are still at the baby stage but the findings could potentially eliminate the extremely long time needed for a laser tattoo removal. It comes to no surprise that this could bring about savings on cost of having a tat removed, as well as reduce the pain a patient has to suffer. The healing period will also be shortened and the cost of after-care will also be smaller. Those who used to be scared of having a tattoo removal due to time or financial concerns can now re-consider about changing their decisions.

Can those new methods shorten the whole tattoo removal process from as long as years down to months? Time will tell and we will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information.


Celebrity Tattoo Removals – Megan Fox

Celebrities are famous for getting tattoos but like everyone else some regret their choices and opt for tattoo removal. We looked at the celebrity tattoo removal case of Cheryl Cole and now we’re going to take a look at Megan Fox.


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Megan Fox has around nine tattoos but has begun the process of laser tattoo removal.

Megan Fox is the star of the first two Transformer movies, Jennifer’s Body and other Hollywood hits. She has also been extremely popular due to her sex appeal, appearing in magazines such as FHM, Maxim and later Esquire, GQ and Allure. Through her portrayal of different roles in movies and magazine photo shoots she has show cased her diverse tattoos ranging from the famous Marilyn Monroe tattoo, tattoos of tribal symbols and poems.


Megan Fox has around nine tattoos including a quote on her shoulder, “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies’, a tribal mark on her left wrist and also a tribute to her Passion Play co-star Mickey Rourke. Megan Fox in an interview with MTV.com said, “Mickey is such a beautiful, wonderful human being. He’s so genuine and so sweet and so talented. I just love him to death. I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honor of him. It’s on my ribs.” The quote referring to a tattoo on her rib cage, which reads “Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

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Megan Fox two most famous tattoos are quotes and words on her back and rib cage.


In her sexy 2005 photo shoot for FHM, it was revealed she has a tattoo of her then boyfriend (now husband) Brian Austin Green on her lower hip. She was asked what she would do if Brian and her ever broke up and she replied that she would keep it and that she can always name her child Brian.

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Megan Fox showing her tattoo “Brian” on her lower hip. Let’s hope she doesn’t need tattoo removal if Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green break up.


Even with her love of tattoos, Megan Fox has now been in the process of removing her Marilyn Monroe tattoo using a laser tattoo removal procedure. In an interview with Esquire magazine, Megan Fox described her early respect for Marilyn Monroe and her influence on Megan Fox as a role model. However, recently, she has read about Monroe’s difficult life. Megan Fox believed she had all the potential in the world but wasted it because she was unreliable. Fox goes on to compare Marilyn Monroe to Lindsay Lohan. Megan Fox concludes by stating she is “not interested in following in those footsteps.” So now Megan Fox has undergone the process of removing her tattoo of Marilyn Monroe on her right arm. In another interview, Megan Fox reasserts, “I’m removing it. It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar.”

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Megan Fox on the left showing a very visible tattoo and her on the right showing a faded tattoo because of tattoo removal.


On the Ellen show with Ellen DeGeneres, Megan Fox again reiterates, “I’ve only done one session on it, but it is incredibly, incredibly painful. Wherever the ink is, the laser hits it and it sort of pops up like little pieces of popcorn and explodes your skin. It’s really awful. So kids, don’t ever get tattoos!” There are now also rumors that she is contemplating removing two other tattoos, one inspired by Mickey Rourke and the quote on her rib cage. Whether these are rumors are true, only time . . . and the paparazzi will tell.

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Megan Fox proudly showing her progress of removing her Monroe tattoo through laser tattoo removal.


Like many other celebrities, Megan Fox seemed passionate and determined that her tattoos would remain with her forever. It isn’t surprising that regret can later creep in upon new knowledge of the tattoo or changes in one’s life. Like with other things, Megan Fox has also gone to regret her navel piercing, saying, “I did it when I was 16-years-old because I was a fan of Britney Spears. The only time I tried to imitate someone else. But then I thought it was tacky and so I removed it when I turned 20.” Unfortunately for Megan Fox, removing a piercing and getting a tattoo removed are two completely different things and with her giving birth recently to her son Noah, she’ll soon be running out of children to name “Brian” if she an Brian Austin Green were ever to break up.

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