In the previous post, we wrote about the latest technique – R20 Tattoo Removal. We are glad that many of the readers are really interested in the topic and hope to know much more about this new technique. So in this post we will dwell deeper into this R-20 Tattoo Removal method.
What is R20 Tattoo Removal?
As we have mentioned before in our article before, it is a new technique which came out in 2012. This method is different from conventional laser tattoo removal because the frequency of the treatments is more packed. What we mean by packed is that this method treat a tattoo four times a day with 20-minutes gaps in between sessions. So you would expect the treatments in a day will probably be over 2 hours in total. The purpose of the gap time is to allow white vapours formed during each session to dissipate so the whole process is more effective.
How does it work?
Same as conventional laser tattoo removal, the beam breaks down the ink into much smaller particles. Then the body will absorb and get rid of the ink naturally. (please refer to 11 Questions about tattoo removal.)
Why R20 Tattoo Removal?
There are a few reasons to this question:
1. The first and foremost reason is what most people are concerned about – the effectiveness. With this new technique, about half of the tattoo ink can be removed in a single day, compared with the conventional methods which may take you a few months to have the same results.
2. Time. Conventional methods would take you up to 1 to 2 years to completely remove a tattoo with a decent results. Because this new technique condenses all the treatments together, potentially the process can be shortened to a few months. This is the key reason why a lot of people are fascinated about this new method.
3. Cost. The cost of R20 Tattoo Removal are greatly reduced because fewer treatments will be needed compared to conventional laser tat removal methods. Those who used to think that a tat removal is expensive can now afford the cost of this new technique.
What colours of tattoos can R20 Tattoo Removal treat?
Same as conventional laser tat treatment. Dark colours tattoos are easiest to be removed. Different colours of tattoos will require different wavelengths of laser beams to break it down. A general rule of thumb is the paler the colour, the more difficult for it to treat.
Does it hurt?
The R20 Tattoo Removal uses Q-switch laser for tattoo removal. So you would expect the pain you will feel is somewhat similar to conventional ways. To estimate how much pain you will need to suffer, please refer to our article - Factors determining the success of a removal, 6 Bad Tattoo Locations and 5 Good Tattoo Locations from the perspective of tat removal.
Is it safe to use this new technique?
According to the research, this method is even more effective than the traditional laser tattoo removal method. Patients showed no specific side effects that dermatologists do not expect. Currently this technique has been adopted in many clinics mainly to treat black tattoos.
How much does it cost?
You would expect cost per session is similar to conventional treatment. (please refer to cost of tattoo removal). However, because this new technique is more effective in removing tattoos, the overall cost should be lower.
Hope you find this article about R20 Tattoo Removal useful. We will continue to provide up-to-date information!