Like octopi, tattoos contain ink, are typically found among sailors, and can frighten young children in swimming pools. Protect tots from scary tats with today's Groupon: for $75, you get one session of tattoo removal at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology (a $150 value).
Using the RevLite laser process seen on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Ark-La-Tex Dermatology’s staff members help to eradicate unwanted tattoos. In a process that lasts only a few minutes, a Q-switched Nd:Yag laser breaks both colored and black ink into microparticles, which the body then eliminates in sporadic showers of microconfetti. Visitors will discuss their particular tattoo with a dermatologist on arrival; the number of treatments required for removal typically ranges between 5–15 but depends on the tattoo’s age, color, location, and Myers-Briggs personality type. To reduce discomfort, the tattooed area is cooled before treatment. Visitors can also opt for a topical anesthetic. When patients follow aftercare instructions, Revlite carries a lower risk of scarring than other removal processes such as dermabrasion or a body-hair comb-over.
Board-certified dermatologists Josephine M. Futrell and Sarah E. Glorioso take a highly scientific approach to treating the body’s biggest, most visible organ. With degrees in immunology and biomedical engineering to back up more than 20 years of medical experience, the duo of epidermal experts maintains the skin’s youthful allure with intense pulsed light and lasers, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots while destroying oncoming asteroids. They also wield an arsenal of antioxidant-enriched skincare products from free-radical enemies such as SkinCeuticals and Vivité, whose creams and serums lighten complexions with vitamins gathered from natural plant sources. Botox injections, chemical peels, and tattoo-removal treatments round out Ark-La-Tex Dermatology’s expansive menu of services.