why I choose a medical spa over a non medical spa for tattoo removal

Where should I go to get laser tattoo removal?

That’s an easy answer. A highly skilled and trained medical spa or doctors office. Most laser technicians who are trained in the art of laser tattoo removal received specialized training for wound care, medication management, patient comfort control and more. Going to a tattoo parlor, or other non-medical establishment can be dangerous.

Why should I avoid pop-up or new laser tattoo removal businesses?

Experience and training cannot be replicated by visiting a laser certification school. Most programs offer hands-on experience, however. They don’t teach the more critical aspects of lasing…wound care and contraindications. There are too many risk factors to cover to explain why a medical background trumps any 2 day training course to become certified for operating a laser.

I was told that my “certified laser specialist” was just as qualified to perform laser tattoo removal as a doctor, is this true?

No. Would you undergo surgery at the hands of someone who only had 2 days of training to remove an appendix? There isn’t a comparison. The skill and knowledge of a seasoned laser trained medical professional or esthetician is second to none. The schooling required for advanced skin care is no less than 6 months of theoretical and clinical training.

I’ve seen a few new shops open in my area, what kind of questions should I ask them prior to booking an appointment?

The first question we would ask is, are you a medical professional or esthetician? If not, how many successful tattoos have you removed? How long was your training and who is your medical director? Do you have experience treating patients with extensive medical history records?

Chances are the new shop isn’t qualified enough to answer your questions or perform laser tattoo removal or other.

I received a super low quote to remove my tattoo, is this legit?

Cost is important for a lot of people, however. Would you select a surgeon to operate on your loved one, or yourself based on how much money they would save you, or would you choose the surgeon who has performed thousands upon thousands of successful procedures prior to your visit?

Who do you go to for your medical grade laser procedures or other medical procedure?

Like most of you, we’re consumers as well. We always choose the most qualified practitioner to perform any medical grade laser procedure. Laser tattoo removal is a medical procedure. Choose your clinic wisely. Too many times we have treated clients for mistakes because they wanted to save a few hundred dollars. It’s not worth the money and it’s not worth the risk to your health. As always, please contact your physician for any medical advice or questions.

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Disclaimer: The before and after photos on this page are actual clients. Please note that results do vary and it’s always best to consult your physician with any and all concerns.  CONSULTATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE!

 

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Can Botox injections prevent wrinkles?

Can Botox injections prevent wrinkles?

Have you considered Botox injection to prevent wrinkles?

 

“Preventing” wrinkles is slowly becoming one of the top reasons people say during a consultation for Botox injections.  Oddly, most people don’t know how effective injectables can be to slow the aging process.  Many people want a “quick fix” and prefer the immediate results of Botox compared to over-the-counter products and at home care lille derma-rolling.  

 

We’ve had people ask if cosmetic intervention really trumps addressing lifestyle choices (sun exposure, diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, environmental…)?  Can Botox really make that much of a difference in my skins appearance?  The short answer is yes!  Botox is effective at relaxing the many muscle under the skin, producing even skin, and often allowing the skin to become more receptive to treatments like laser resurfacing, laser rejuvenation, and more.  

 

As Portland, Maine becomes more diverse and attracts a younger demographic, the need and or desire to stay competitive in the workplace increases the chances many more people will seek ways to stave off the eventual aging process.  Looking young is and has been a motivational challenge for Maine’s aging population.  The old saying (no pun intended), “if you look good you feel good,” isn’t’ enough.  The potential to keep and stay relevant in the workplace often hinges on esthetics…and performance of course.   

 

We’re not discounting experience over appearance, studies support looks make a difference.  People’s esthetics matters and we’re hearing it time-and-time-again.  “What brings you in today?”  I’m trying to stay and look young!  We hear you.  Vanity is a thing of the past.  No longer is Botox a “hush-hush” procedure.  In fact, the data and overall public acceptance has shifted with a tectonic force.  

 

Keeping up with the Kardashians is a prime example of our infatuation with looking good.  Rated as the number one show in it’s time slot, and E!’s cash cow, advertisers line up to pitch their respective product or service to a growing group of cosmetically inclined viewers.  What does that mean?  The trend has been set and the public has readily embraced the many forms of anti-aging techniques…the good AND the bad to embrace the once unattainable fountain of youth.   

 

So, what does Botox offer that a good old fashioned strict diet, sun avoidance, and exercise can’t achieve?  Instant results!  Happy injecting.  

What your tattoo could look like after one tattoo removal treatment

What your tattoo could look like after one tattoo removal treatment

We have receive hundreds of questions about tattoo removal. Not everyone wants their tattoo completely removed. A lot of people like tattoo’s, but want something different, or to cover-up tattoo’s that they regret. Each tattoo removal treatment reduces the ink, and the fading continues for month and months. Check out this cool before and after photo – this was after one treatment!

New Laser Hair Removal Machine

New Laser Hair Removal Machine

New Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine

Maine Laser Clinic now offers Diode laser hair removal, using a 810nm Diode laser. Our new laser uses state of art technology to safely remove unwanted hair. There is no skin type we can’t treat. Our new laser cuts the hair removal process in half. There’s not need to travel to Boston any more. Portland and Southern Maine now has a hair removal machine so advanced people have been traveling as far away as Presque Isle for treatment.

The design of the Coolite Pro is the worlds first fiber couple Diode Laser. The efficiency of this device is amazing! Treatment times are reduced do to the 12x12mm spot size. The sapphire tip within the laser cools the skin, resulting in a gentle Laser Hair Removal treatment. The removal process is a simple out patient procedure.

The laser is perfect for reducing ingrown hairs as well as treating hidradenitis suppurativa.   The other great benefit of using the Diode for hair removal is the wavelength is easily absorbed by pigment within the hair shaft.  Additionally, the laser is twice as fast at treating large areas like the back (usually 30 minutes), and legs.  Older, less effective lasers required longer treatment times, and an extra machine to help cool the skin during treatment.

The Coolite Pro cools the skin during the treatment – making the process tolerable and more importantly, effective at reducing hair by 20% per treatment.

We offer complimentary consultations, so book your appointment today and learn how you can throw away your razor, and enjoy hair free skin that looks as youthful as it did when you were a baby.

(results may vary)