Tattoos are the latest fashion accessory as evidenced by their increasing prevalence on the skin of people of all ages today.
Movie stars, athletes, models are all decorating their skin with this increasingly popular art form.
In 2010, 25% of Australians under the age of 30 had a tattoo.
Dr Phillip Bekhor, dermatologist and laser expert from Melbourne, spoke on laser removal of tattoos at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in Brisbane, 20-23 May 2012.
Dr Bekhor will presented information on:
the removal of amateur versus professional tattoos
the variable response of different tattoo pigments to laser removal
the costs of tattoo removal compared to the cost of the tattoo
legislation relating to tattoos
new lasers on the horizon which will make laser removal of tattoos quicker and more efficient
what questions the consumer needs to ask their laser operator before they go ahead with laser removal of their tattoo.