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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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Skin Numbing Methods for Laser Tattoo Removal

One of the most frequent concerns for laser tattoo removal patients is the pain of the procedure. 

Although all tattoo removal patients have previously experienced the pain of having a tattoo applied, many are apprehensive about the discomfort associated with laser tattoo removal. 

Pain responses to laser tattoo removal are varied. Most patients say the procedure feels similar to getting the tattoo, although some say it hurts less... and some say it hurts more. The sensation is commonly described as bearable yet uncomfortable and "similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin."

The vast majority of tattoo removal providers offer some form of skin numbing to patients during their appointments. You want to reassure your patients that they are in good hands and that you have the means to make them as comfortable as possible.

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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 rapport with your patient, and gain their trust so 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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See Astanza's 2019 Q4 Before & After Photo Contest Winners

We're so excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Q4 Before & After Photo Contest! We had a lot of great entries but two stood out in particular. Congratulations to Northeast Laser Tattoo Removal for winning the Complete Tattoo Removal category and Tattoo Removal Ink for winning theCover-Up/Lightening category of Astanza's Q4 Before & After Photo Contest!

Last year, Astanza held its very first client-exclusive before and after photo contest to reward our laser tattoo removal clients for the amazing results they've achieved with Astanza technology. Two winners were chosen each quarter for the following categories: "Best Cover-Up/Lightening Photo" or "Best Complete Removal Photo."



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See MKE Tattoo Removal's Winning Before and After Photos!

Congratulations, MKE Laser Tattoo Removal, for winning the "Best Complete Tattoo Removal" category of Astanza's Q3 Before & After Photo Contest!

Each quarter, Astanza accepts submissions from our clients showcasing their best laser tattoo removal results for a chance to win our Before and After Photo Contest.  Astanza Laser clients can enter their photos for a chance to win one of two categories: "Best Fading/Cover-Up Photo" or "Best Complete Removal Photo."  

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Announcing the Winner: See Oops! Laser's Winning Cover-Up Tattoo/Lightening Photos

We're excited to announce Oops! Laser Tattoo Removal as the winner of the Cover-Up/Lightening category of Astanza's Q3 Before & After Photo Contest!

Astanza holds this exclusive quarterly contest for our clients to submit their best photos showcasing results from the laser tattoo removal services they provide.  Clients can enter their photos for a chance to win one of two categories: "Best Cover-Up/Lightening Photo" or "Best Complete Removal Photo."  

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Exclusive Webinar: Master Before and After Photos to Grow Your Aesthetic Business!

Impressive before and after photos are a key factor in promoting an aesthetic laser business, but having the right tools and a strong strategy to share them is just as important!

Astanza recorded a webinar where we shared inside secrets on how to take better before and after photos of the laser services you provide, and how to use them to grow your aesthetic business. Click here to watch the pre-recorded webinar: Mastering Before and After Photos to Grow Your Aesthetic Business!

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Announcing the Contest Results: See Evolve Tattoo Removal's Winning Before and After Photos!

This spring, Astanza hosted the first ever Before & After Photo Contest exclusively for Astanza clients. The contest is held quarterly and highlights participants for the amazing tattoo removal results they've produced in their practice.

Throughout April, May, and June 2019, Astanza clients entered different results photos in hopes of winning a grand prize. Astanza chose one winner each from the contest's two different categories:

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Our Favorite Love-Inspired Tattoos

Happy Valentine's Day, ink lovers!

We love a good tattoo, especially ones made for a significant other.  However, it's okay to fall out of love with them or your ink after a while.  Whether you're excited to share your love with some awesome new ink or part ways with an ex's name tattoo, Astanza loves hearing the stories behind patients' tattoos. 



Here are a few of our favorite love-inspired tattoos, plus the ones we've helped patients break up with: 

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