Who Offers the R20 Tattoo Removal?
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R20 in St. Louis
I offer the R20 protocol in St. Louis, Missouri. Since it is relatively new, our experience is limited. It is my impression that the R20 protocol has improved our ability to clear tattoos with fewer treatments. The end amount of fading, however, may be similar. Since tattoo removal/fading can take years, any shortening of the treatment time would be worthwhile to most patients. I have heard dermatologists with large laser practices in Washington DC, NYC, and Sacramento discuss their experience with R20, although I am sure there are many others who offer the treatment as well.
R20 method for rapid tattoo removal in Seattle
The 'R' in R20 stands for repeating or rapid while the '20' stands for the 20 minute wait between each of the 4 treatments. A 20 minute wait period is required because each pass of the laser results in frost like layer, caused by very small nitrogen bubbles on top of the tattoo. Because the laser cannot penetrate through this frost, a 20 minutes waiting period is necessary before the next laser treatment can be performed.