Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
At Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics, we are one of the few in South Florida that use the newest and gold standard in lasers from Syneron Candela.
Dr. Will Richardson attended Appalachian State University, Pembroke State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Elizabeth City State University. He completed college Summa Cum Laude and went on to pursue his career in medicine.
Dr. Richardson graduated from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in 2000, following course work at both Harvard Medical School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Richardson completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and left to specialize in Dermatology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
During his residency, Dr. Richardson became a published specialist in Native American Skin Disease in conjunction with Howard University. After extensive residency research and experience in laser surgery and Mohs Surgery, Dr. Richardson moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to pursue his dream of owning his own medical office.
He is currently the staff writer for City Smart Magazine and joined the Syneron Medical Aesthetic Laser team after extensively researching the remarkable technological advances made by Syneron in laser medicine, known as eLos.
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Elos Sublative Laser
Elos Skin Rejuvenation
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