Tattoo removal a billion-dollar business

Tattoo removal a billion-dollar business

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The tattoo removal business is booming, across the country and in the Alamo City. Shown here is a tattoo before removal.Click through the slideshow to see before and after pictures of tattoo removals. Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After (three treatments) Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before and after Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic The cover up of the original bulldog tattoo. Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic SAN ANTONIO — Those looking to break away from their rebellious youth by removing tacky tattoos are in good company. Tattoo removal is trending in the country and in the Alamo City, and the industry is booming everywhere.

The tattoo removal industry has banked $3.4 billion overall in 2014, and is expected to hit $83.2 million in four years, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal.

The news organization cites a report from research firm IBISWorld, and states revenue from tattoo removals has increased by 440 percent to an estimated $75.5 million this year.

Mike Livermore, owner of the MEDermis Laser Clinic in San Antonio, says the tattoo removal trend can be linked to a number of things.

"The laser technology to remove tattoos has certainly improved tremendously over the past 10-15 years," he said. "People are now realizing that it can be done a lot safer, a lot more effectively and, in some cases, more affordably as well."

He added that before advanced technology, methods of tattoo removal could damage skin, and even then, scars from the tattoo would be visible.

MEDermis Laser Clinic uses the Q-switch technology, Spectra laser system (Lutronic), that allows the laser specialist to target and control the intensity level of the beam, according to their website . The energy then breaks up tattoo pigmentation without damaging surrounding tissue.

Livermore said […]