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Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)

When seeking an aesthetic treatment, few questions may come to mind:

  • How can I be sure if this treatment is safe for me?
  • What qualities should I look out for in a doctor?
  • What are the benefits and risks of this treatment?

These are all valid and good questions that you should be asking before deciding which treatment to go and which doctor will be performing it. 

Read on to find out about how you can effectively choose your treatment!

305 views 5 Nov 2019
Hi there! Thank you for your question regarding treatment options for tattoo removal. I recommend using a pico-second laser to target tattoo ink/pigments. Picosecond lasers are more effective and safer than nanosecond (Q-switched) lasers (1). However, do note that the type o...
8 Feb 2019

Singaporean Doctor Has Removed More Than 2,000 Tattoos, Addresses Common Regrets And More In Q&A

Singaporean Doctor Has Removed More Than 2,000 Tattoos, Addresses Common Regrets And More In Q&A

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about tattoo removal, it's Dr Kevin Chua, the founder of Drs Chua and Partners. He has a special interest in aesthetics, more specifically pigment laser treatments for tattoo removal. 

Over the course of his long career, he has helped over 2,000 remorseful patients get rid of those embarrassing mistakes. He recently answered DoctorxDentist reader questions on tattoo removals - here are the key takeaways.  

3625 views 24 Oct 2018
I think its hard to decide who is the best. What is put in the internet is hard to verify especially if one is not in the medical trade. There are many factors involving tattoo removal like the type of colour, the depth, your risk of scarring, your skin texture and the presrcibed ...
26 Aug 2018
Hi Ye Xu, It is unfortunately quite painful. Pain is of course, very subjective so it depends very much on the pain threshold of every person as well as the location of the tattoo. The parts of our skin, which have more nerve endings, will have a stronger sensation. Areas su...
24 Aug 2018
Hi Mei Siew, The best method for tattoo removal remains the laser. Choosing the right person to do the job is just as important as the laser technology used. The PicoWay treatment remains my favorite laser for this purpose because of the range of colors it can treat in addition ...
24 Aug 2018
Your skin color will be absorbing the laser energy as well as the tattoo ink. The darker you are, the more melanin you have. This also absorbs the laser energy in addition to the tattoo ink. It is possible to remove your tattoo, except that you may very likely require more sess...
24 Aug 2018
Your skin needs time to heal. Attempting to remove a tattoo whilst it is still healing only increases your chance of scarring. Minimally, I would advise four to six weeks between each laser treatment as stacking the treatments too closely together can cause damage instead. You ...
24 Aug 2018
Many patients are eager to see immediate results, but it is important for you to understand that the tattoo removal s a long drawn out process and it takes time. Patience is key! Some factors that will affect how quickly your tattoo clears include: Your body’s immun...
24 Aug 2018
Hi Zelda! I maintain that lasers are the mainstay and gold standard for tattoo removal (Am J Clin Dermatology, 2017). Lasers emitting high energies and short pulses are required to adequately destroy tattoo ink. To date, there is no clinically proven tattoo removal cream that can...
15 Aug 2018
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