rice_logoIn honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, throughout October, leading plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Rice of Rice Cosmetic Surgery will offer women who have successfully completed breast cancer treatment a complimentary tattoo removal treatment to remove radiation tattoos using the latest and most effective laser tattoo removal technology called PicoSure® from Cynosure.

Radiation tattoos are a series of permanent freckle-sized dots tattooed on the skin that technicians use to align radiation beams for targeted cancer treatments to ensure that the radiation directly hits the spot that needs treatment. Many breast cancer patients are left with these tiny tattoos after radiation treatment and while some people see these as a mark of strength for the courageous battle they faced, for a lot of women they’re an unwanted reminder of the weeks of uncomfortable radiation treatments.

A consultation is scheduled before a patient can receive treatment to determine how many treatments are needed, as many factors come into play such as the color of the ink and the density of the ink. The blue or black ink used to mark these spots is hard to remove but with PicoSure, radiation tattoos are erased with fewer treatments and with greater ease than ever before. Once the consultation is completed and the patient has clearance from their oncologist, treatment may begin.

If you are ready to have your radiation tattoo removed and have had clearance from your oncologist, contact Rice Cosmetic Surgery at (416) 391-4048 to book your consultation to make sure you are a candidate for a complimentary tattoo removal treatment in October.  There is a small fee for additional treatments if required.

Please note: Whether or not you should remove tattoos after completing radiation therapy varies based upon your diagnosis and health. It is very important to first consult with your oncologist prior to having your tattoo removed. 

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