Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Erasing The Past: How Breast Cancer Survivors in Chicago Are Getting a Fresh Start Through Tattoo Removal Technology This October
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness this month, local doctors from the Chicago area are helping survivors of breast cancer rebuild their confidence and restore their appearance by removing their radiation tattoos free of charge.
For cancer patients who receive radiation treatment, a small blue or black tattoo is applied on their skin to accurately aim the radiation on the treated area. Survivors choose to keep their radiation tattoos in case of a needed future treatment or as a mark of strength for the courageous battle they faced. For many, they decide to have their tattoo removed as the final step to their full recovery. Throughout the month of October, women who have successfully completed their course of treatment, and have approval from their oncologist, can receive complimentary tattoo removal treatment from physicians using PicoSure, the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic laser and a breakthrough in tattoo removal in over 20 years. PicoSure’s unprecedented advancement in laser technology safely and effectively erases tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed with PicoSure’s patented PressureWave technology.