Oncology Radiation Mark Removal
Cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments are usually “marked” with small tattoo marks on the skin. The marking ensures that the radiation therapist positions the radiotherapy machine in the exact same location each time. The skin marks are permanent unless removed with pigment removal treatments. Hair with a Cause Oncology Aesthetic & Wellness Center removes radiation marks (tattoos) absolutely free of charge for cancer survivors so that they can have the new beginning they deserve. Let us give you the new beginning you deserve.
Our pigment removal is effective and safe using only saline and the body’s natural immune response- no lasers. Using anesthetics to keep pain and discomfort to a minimum, we brush the skin with our needles to open the skin and penetrate its layers. We then apply the saline solution which helps to create scabs. These scabs are the natural immune response of the body when skin is exposed to trauma. As the scabs form and rise to the surface of the skin to peel off, the scabs pull the pigment up and out as well. The procedure requires approximately 1 hour and there is no “down time”. There is no predetermined number of treatments. It is on an individual case by case basis. There must be a 3 month waiting period between each removal treatment if it is determined that multiple treatments are needed.
The treated area will be tender to the touch, and may be swollen. Once the healing process has begun the area will be covered in thick scabs.
Your post procedure removal care consists of cleaning the treated area every hour for the four hours after your procedure. After these four hours the treated area should be left alone and completely dry for 10 days. We will provide you with protective visors to help keep the area dry during showering. The removal process relies heavily on your skin forming think scabs post procedure, the thicker the scabs the better chance of pigment removal. You must let the scabbing process happen naturally. This is very important for your removal and skin healing. Do NOT pick at the scabs, scratch the treated area, peel your scabs off, or scrub the treated area. This can result in scarring and will affect the results of the pigment removal.
Patients must provide the physician with an official letter from their oncologist or radiologist approving the removal of any radiation marks (tattoos).
None, detailed after care that needs to be followed
$ Complimentary per treatment.
Full aftercare kit is included for a small fee.