Cancer patients who are undergoing radiotherapy treatment will often be tattooed so that the treatment can be targeted to a certain area. Typically 1-5 dots are tattooed onto the area. The marks are used to help align the radiotherapy laser. These pinpoint dots are tattooed in the same way as a traditional tattoo and are therefore permanent. Of course it is a matter of choice to either keep or remove them. At LaserYou we will remove the radiation tattoos for free.
The PicoSure laser can indeed be used to remove radiation tattoos because the Radiation Tattoos are not applied any differently to traditional tattoos. We must ensure it has been 24 months since the patient received their last radiotherapy or chemotherapy. We will also need a letter from their oncologist to confirm these dates and to ensure the doctor is happy they can go ahead with the removal process.