All About the R20 Method of Laser Tattoo Removal

For those already in the tattoo removal field, you may have heard of the R20 method. Occasionally, you may have a patient ask if you offer R20 or "accelerated tattoo removal" at your practice. For those looking to enter the field, it's worth familiarizing yourself with the concept and its pros and cons.

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Scheduling Software for Laser Tattoo Removal Practices

In the past, all medical appointments were made by calling a practice, talking to the receptionist, and scheduling a time for an appointment.

Now, the name of the game is efficiency and flexibility. Patients want to be able to easily book their appointments at any time of day, and practices want to spend less time answering phones.

Fortunately, there are a number of appointment booking software solutions that can both take stress away from offices and empower patients.

These software platforms are continually improving and adding new features, and many of them are affordable and user-friendly.

Laser clinics can have several benefits from investigating and investing in the right software solution for patient scheduling and management:

  1. Easier to convert and schedule patients = more appointments booked and more revenue
  2. No-hassle scheduling process = greater patient satisfaction
  3. Minimized staff time managing bookings = more free time to handle other projects
  4. Better follow-up with patients = reduced no-shows and increased patient retention

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Deduct Your Tattoo Removal Laser: All About Section 179

Unless you are an experienced business owner that has previously purchased capital equipment, you may have never heard of Section 179.

It's a tax break designed to encourage small business owners to continue investing in growing their businesses. 

If you currently run a business – a physician practice, a medical spa, or even a tattoo shop – the Section 179 deduction can save you thousands on your next tax bill.

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Tattoo Removal Creams and "Non-Laser" Tattoo Removal

From Pointless to Dangerous

Anyone in the tattoo removal field should become familiar with "non-laser" approaches to tattoo removal.

We're not talking about surgical excision – which does undoubtedly work for removing tattoos when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon (but always leaves a scar and is costly). We're talking about the miracle creams and injected solutions that are marketed as a low-cost alternative to laser tattoo removal

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7 Most Frequently Asked Questions from Tattoo Removal Patients

The initial tattoo removal consultation is an important moment for every patient and every practice.

It's an opportunity to showcase your knowledge of the procedure, establish repore with your patient, and gain their trust so that they decide to proceed with treatments.

You'll want to answer their questions thoroughly and express your expertise in laser tattoo removal. 

We've gathered the most common patient questions about laser tattoo removal for your reference. Anyone that interacts with a patient – from the receptionist to the practitioner – should feel confident discussing these topics.

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A Physician's Story of Adding on Laser Tattoo Removal [Video]

Tattoo removal is undeniably a quickly growing field, and services are in high demand. Physicians and existing practices looking to grow revenue are entering the field, adding tattoo removal to their list of procedure offerings.

Because different practices implement tattoo removal differently, they have different outcomes. "Success" in any field is subjective, but, at Astanza, we believe that treatment results, patient satisfaction, practitioner satisfaction, and profitability are all key factors of defining success with laser tattoo removal.

Below is a testimonial from Dr. George Gavrila, owner and physician at ProMD Health, an aesthetics and anti-aging practice in Baltimore. His practice performs laser tattoo removal under the Baltimore Tattoo Removal brand – here is his story about implementing the procedure.

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Patient Reviews About Astanza Laser Tattoo Removal [Video]

Astanza is the leading name in laser tattoo removal technology and the only brand that specializes in this field.

Astanza systems are chosen by the highest-volume tattoo removal providers in the world and deliver unsurpassed ink clearance for tattoos of all colors on all skin tones. 

The video below interviews real patients that have completed the tattoo removal process or are currently having their tattoos removed.

You'll hear their motivations behind getting laser tattoo removal, their reviews about the results they've seen, and their thoughts about the tattoo removal process.

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New vs. Refurbished vs. Used Q-Switched Lasers

If you are looking into purchasing a tattoo removal laser for your practice, there are many options available – new, used, and refurbished.

Many buyers look for used systems to save money, but the systems can end up costing headaches  and even more money  if not properly vetted.

There are pros and cons to each option, and this guide is designed to help you navigate which is the best choice for your needs.

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The Failures of Dye Handpieces for Q-Switched Lasers

If you've looked into tattoo removal laser technology, you may be familiar with "dye handpieces," also called "dye impregnated polymers."

They are handpieces that screw onto the end of the laser's arm and convert the energy that the laser produces into different, new wavelengths of light. For example, an Nd:YAG laser that typically produces 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths can use dye handpieces to produce 585 nm and 650 nm wavelengths.

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How to Start a Tattoo Removal Business

Wanting to to profit from laser tattoo removal? You don't have to reinvent the wheel to make it happen.

Standalone tattoo removal practices have existed since the early 2000's.

When you start a tattoo removal business, you can implement strategies that have worked for other successful clinics in the past. 

As tattoos have grown in popularity and awareness of laser tattoo removal has improved, demand has escalated for this procedure. Now is an excellent time to enter the field.

This article provides a checklist of items to help you quickly establish a profitable tattoo removal practice in your market.

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