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R20 Method Laser Procedure

The R20 Method can completely remove up to 61% of the pigment of treated areas. It also lightened professional tattoos up to 70% more effectively than the single pass method.

The R20 Method is different from the conventional method when the laser is passed over the tattoo area just once before the skin is left for 8 to 10 weeks to allow the pigment to fade and the skin to completely heal. The R20 Method uses 4 passes over the tattoo with 20 minute interval of icing and the same healing period of 8 to 10 weeks. Appointments are longer than the single pass method but exciting because it could just take 1 or 2 clinic visits to completely remove your tattoo.

Black tattoos responded best in the study of the R20 Method and the researchers also admitted ideal parameters were probably not chosen for the study so this new method will no doubt get even better as more research is completed.

A study of the R20 Method by the American Academy of Dermatology showed that 4 passes with the laser, twenty minutes apart, caused more breaking up of the ink than the single method. In this limited study performed in Greece it was reported that this technique created no more scarring or adverse effects than traditional methods and it removed more ink than a single pass. However, this study was performed on a very small patient population using the weakest of the Q - Switched lasers, the 755nm Alexandrite laser. Proof of concept studies are underway but many laser experts advise against the R20 Method using the more modern and powerful tattoo removal lasers available at most laser clinics.

The R20 Method was also shown to be just as safe as the single pass method although there is an increased chance of blistering post treatment by comparison which did not present any long term adverse effects.

The R20 Method could change the face of laser tattoo removal because it addresses most people’s top concerns when it comes to following through on their wish to have a tattoo removed.

Top 3 Reasons People Do Not Get Tattoo Removed

  • Cost

  • Number of Treatments

  • Time of Completion

The R20 Method could potentially have some tattoos removed in as little as one treatment and as much as a few treatments at half the cost.