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R20 Method for Laser Tattoo Removal

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Getting married and want to remove your old girlfriend’s name from your arm? Looking for a new job and you don’t want your tattoo from Spring Break freshman year to hold you back? R20 tattoo removal is a quick way to get rid of your unwanted tattoo.

What is R20 Tattoo Removal?

The “R” stands for Repeating or Rapid while the “20 “stands for 20 minutes. The R20 Method will use a single pass of the laser every 20 minutes, up to 4 passes in one session. This is essentially 4 removal treatments in one session. A 20 minute wait period is required because each pass of the laser produces very small nitrogen bubbles that look like frost on top of the tattoo. The laser cannot penetrate through this frost until approximately 20 minutes have passed. After 20 minutes another pass of the laser can be performed.

What Are The Benefits of R20 Tattoo Removal?

With R20 most people get their tattoos faded out after a couple of sessions. They also cause the least permanent injury to the skin although some short term scabbing and injury should be expected. R20 is a non invasive procedure and does not cause permanent scarring like the surgical options of skin grafting and excision.

Does R20 Work on all Colors of Ink?

Many different colors of laser light are required for R20 Tattoo Removal.  Different lasers of varying wavelengths will be used to tackle different pigment colors. For multicolored tattoos, two or more laser wavelengths will be required. R20 works best on black, blue and red inks but green and yellow inks and other fluorescent colors might require more laser wavelengths and may be harder to treat.

Always do your research before starting any new laser procedure. Be sure to read the reviews of the physician performing the laser treatment and ask to meet for a consultation prior to treatment.


Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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