The Evolution of the Cosmetic Laser

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Thursday, November 16, 2017)

 
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Magnetic Tattoo Removal vs. Laser Tattoo Removal

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Thursday, October 13, 2016)

Tattoo RemovalThough laser tattoo removal has proven a successful treatment for eliminating unwanted tattoos its success hasn’t deterred companies from marketing dubious removal systems such as fade creams, and powerful magnetic removal devices. Urban and internet legends abound about magnetic tattoo removal.

Urban Legend or Future Innovation?

Though it seems preposterous, researchers have been testing the idea of an ink made almost exclusively from
magnetite which would allow the ink to be drawn from the skin using a device with an ultra-potent magnet. In fact, a patent exists which suggests that someday a tattoo marking could not only be extracted, but also manipulated and revised using magnets.

Imagine a device which can turn a black cat tattoo into an anchor using a magnet to shift the magnetite particles beneath the skin’s surface. It would be like getting a new tattoo without having to inject new pigmentation. The idea is akin to how e-ink works where the ink reforms into a new image with the turn of a page.

 
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Is Permanent Makeup Right For You?

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Tuesday, April 05, 2016)

cosmetic tattooCosmetic tattooing is a unique specialty within the tattoo arena. Cosmetic tattooing is the process of applying permanent makeup. It can be used to hide disfigurements or sketch in hair where none exists. Cosmetic tattooing can help camouflage white scarring by using flesh-colored inks.

For those people who have no eyebrows or eyelashes due to alopecia it can be a miracle, adding permanent eyebrows and eyeliner. Or the miracle can be simply having an extra 15 minutes in the morning.

Permanent Makeup May Be a Gamble


For the most part, clients have cosmetic tattooing done for purely cosmetic reasons. This procedure is primarily appealing to those people who are tired of reapplying makeup every day or would prefer never being seen without their makeup.  This permanent pigmentation can basically be applied anywhere that eyeshadow and rouge can go: cheeks, lips, eyelids, and eyebrows.
 
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What’s the Deal with Laser Tattoo Removal?

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Friday, September 18, 2015)

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Various methods have been developed for the removal of tattoos. They are no longer considered permanent body designs.  It has become possible with technology today to have them either fully or partially removed.

Previous methods of tattoo removal included acid or TCA, dermabrasion, Sal abrasion which is to scrub the area with salt, cryosurgery and excision.  Today, laser removal has become the treatment of choice.  It is considered to be non-invasive and can usually remove most tattoos completely. 
 
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Do It Yourself Tattoos Are a Risky Proposition

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Tuesday, July 07, 2015)

Tattoo Removal

Just the mention of homemade tattoos will often make people cringe. Most people have had some experience with them, either they’ve had one done or they’ve seen a less than stellar example on a friend or two. Obviously, every tattoo artist has to start somewhere, but experimenting on friends and family is risky business.

Despite their iffy reputation, homemade tattoos remain popular. People choose the DIY tattoo method for different reasons; because it’s affordable (to be honest, it’s usually free), because it can be more personal, or because no other method is available--think incarceration. 
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Laser Tattoo Removal Services Evolve with PicoSure

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Wednesday, March 25, 2015)


 

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Covering up Tattoos with New Tattoos Has Become a Booming Business

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Monday, October 21, 2013)

Nowadays, a lot of people walking through the doors of tattoo shops are not looking to have something tattooed on virgin skin, instead they are coming in to get inked over an already existing tattoo. If the reason for wanting the original tattoo painted over is due to the artist’s lack of talent, then the person will surely choose a different artist to repair it.  
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Expressing Yourself through Tattoo Lettering

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Thursday, October 10, 2013)

Expressing Yourself through Tattoo Lettering 
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Celebrity Tattoo Trends

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Wednesday, September 04, 2013)

Every day there seems to be a new gossipy article about a celebrity who has decided to do away with a tattoo that embarrasses them. And what’s the most embarrassing thing a person could have emblazoned on their skin?

Typically it’s the name of an ex-lover or an ex-spouse or any symbol which represents that ex-partner like a band logo. After a breakup, celebrities quickly have the offending mark lasered away.  
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Tattoo Ink Warnings Create Rise in Laser Tattoo Removal Services

     (Dr. W. Y Chung, MD - Tuesday, August 06, 2013)

Mah-goodness.  Dermatalogists have made some discoveries and are quickly pointing out that tattoo ink is bad news for your health.  Yes, tattoos have been a form of body art since the time of Ferdinand Magellan (Google him if you need to) but studies have shown that tattoo ink has changed and how our skin absorbs it has caused some concern… 
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