First post... maybe last
Hello All. We are going to try and and experiment with something here. If it doesn't work, that's okay! What I want to use this place for is to post relevant and local laser/tattoo/aesthetic content. Some goals for the "blog;"
1) Post infrequently, I have no goals for this go viral, but would hopefully use this as a place for the community to reference for updates and trends.
2) In the grand scheme of things, laser technology is new, which means there are a lot of misconceptions about it or people are just completely unfamiliar. Let's discuss lasers here.
3) I want to be macro and micro. Sometimes I'd like to update on specific treatments we are doing and other times discuss technology advancements.
4) If you post a comment, you have to be signed into Facebook. This is to discourage trolling and harassment. I kind of doubt there will be much engagement with these posts, but if they become abusive or counterproductive, I will be forced to disable them.
I have linked to a Men’s Health article that discusses regrettable tattoos. Tattoo regret is not something new, I personally did not regret my first tattoo but my second.
At the time I got my first tattoo, I was a freshman in college. I was immediately made fun of for reasons that I didn’t think of which exasperated my regret: So I did what I could to deal with the regret: a huge, dark and ugly cover up. The problem with the cover up is compromises, it was never “art” it was always utility to cover up my regret. It wasn’t pretty, it was intricate, it was original, it was big and dark.
This brings me to present day, as laser tattoo removal is more accessible, more comfortable, more effective and more affordable tattoo and tattoo regret are becoming endangered. Had laser tattoo removal been so affordable 15 years ago, I wouldn’t have had an ugly cover up but rather a removal and a replacement with actual enjoyable art.
Below is my current favorite video in regards to explaining tattoo removal. It's about 7 years old now and so some of the details are outdated (you now only need to wait four weeks between tattoo removal sessions) it's very informative in the overview.
One of the best features of the newer Quanta lasers (*which happens to be the laser we use at Major Laser Removal) is that instead of a gaussian beam (circle) we use a Top-Hat beam which is square. When a competitor uses a gaussian beam overlap is required to completely cover the tattoo, this means there is unnecessary impulses on skin that has already been treated; this creates discomfort initially then prolonged recovery times. When you administer impulses from a Top Hat laser correctly, there is no need to overlap as the squares that are "laid" can be stacked evenly like bricks or pavers. Our laser profile greatly reduces the possibility of "heat stacking" (overlapping) which has been a huge downside to tattoo removal in the past
The practice that created this video has gone out of business, so instead of going to their website to book service or questions you are already at the correct website for the best tattoo removal clinic in the Pikes Peak region.