Board-certified adult nurse practitioner provides laser removal of tattoos, hair, veins; laser skin rejuvenation; BOTOX®; Juvederm®. Triple board-certified physician performs cosmetic & skin cancer surgery & SmartLipo® liposuction. Free consultation, free skin cancer screening.
Founded by lifetime Charlotte resident and certified laser specialist Franklin Thigpen, Tattoo Bill’s Tattoo Removal frees customers from the yoke of youthful decision making with an FDA-approved MedLite C6 laser, which zaps away unwanted black and color designs. After pumping $10,000 into comparative research trials, the shop settled on the MedLite system, pairing the powerful machine with a dye hand-piece to remove the staunchest of dragons and most slippery of carp. Customers can share relevant medical concerns during a free pretreatment consultation, during which Frank describes the minimal pain of the procedure and discusses realistic outcomes. Much like the tattoo parlors whose work they must erase, the staff heartily welcomes spontaneous walk-ins.
During an interview on WLNK's Matt & Ramona Show, Vanish-Ink owner Mick Biddy described one of the tattoos he was in the process of treating. "A young gentleman came in with a heart on his shoulder, with a banner across it and his ex-girlfriend's name. We're just taking the name off, so we can put his new girlfriend's name in." Ended relationships are just one reason people visit Biddy's practice. Many want to get rid of a tattoo because of poor craftsmanship, because they have outgrown their body art, or because a former favorite anchor refuses to apologize for something. Whatever the reason, Biddy helps them using a MedLite C6 laser that can move quickly across the skin. The beam breaks down the particles of ink, allowing them to be absorbed into the body and flushed away. The spa's lasers can also reduce hair growth with vacuum-assisted lasers that draw flesh into the beams for more effective treatment.
At Sinners and Saints, visitors can obtain high-quality body art in a clean and sterile environment. A talented staff of friendly tattooists is led by owner Big Nick, who boasts years of experience from working at his previous shop, Ace Custom Tattoos. Customers can outfit themselves with permanent pizzazz that won’t wash away during pool parties thanks to customized tattoos ($60 is the minimum price for the smallest tattoo possible). Budding tattoocionados can also opt for an elaborate and deftly detailed piece in a simple one-color format or one boasting a bouillabaisse of colorful hues.
The nurse practitioners at Spindale Family Laser & Cosmetic Center brandish a Candela 1064 Nd YAG laser to keep skin free of unwanted marks and textures. The machine’s cryogen cools skin as the laser pulses, which keeps the client as comfortable as possible as the light erases hair, visible veins, acne scars, or stretch marks. It also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tightens skin on faces and necks, and smoothes beard bumps. The clinic also provides Botox services and products by VI Derm. Like the Candela machine, VI Derm's facial peel helps erase hyperpigmentation, freckles, and shadows that don’t go away when the sun comes out.