Rochester doctor offers solution to once permanent ink

Article By Andrea Walker published in Community Lifestyles Newspaper- May 31, 2010.

news dr margolis permanent ink solutionTattoos have become a fashion statement that many people incorporate into their lives. Regardless of the reason, there often comes a time when the decision to have a tattoo does't seem like the best option anymore. When this happens, people are left with few options to remove the permanent ink. That was before Erase The Ink MD.

Removing tattoos for any reason is now safe, simple and effective at Erase the Ink MD. The procedure will be per- formed under the care and supervision of experienced staff of Dr. Michael Margolis, board certified Internal Medicine Physician, and with the latest in laser technology.

Margolis works with a laser that was specifically designed to remove ink and offers the technology in a medical facility, making it safe and effective.

The laser used for the tattoo removal produces short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of skin and are absorbed by the tattoo pigment below. The laser blasts the ink and causes the tattoo pigment to break apart into small particles. After the treatment is when your body really goes to work. Scavenger cells attack the ink particles and absorb them so they are removed by the bodies own immune system.

During the procedure, a cooling air jet is utilized that blows cold air directly on your skin to provide maximum comfort throughout the short procedure. Each session is usually less than a minute and often less than 30 seconds.

Everyone has a story behind why they got their tattoo, said Margolis. And, everyone has a story as to why it's time to remove it. No matter what the story is, we are here to help them.

Margolis had been practicing medicine for several years before meeting a patient who had undergone radiation treatments for cancer. Now recovered, she bore tattoo marks throughout her body in the areas where the radiation had been administered (physicians use these tattoos as a visual guide for administering treatment).

Many people don't know that they use surgical tattooing during radiation treatments to mark the places for treatment on the body said Margolis.

The patient came to Margolis asking how to have the tattoos removed. He found her a location and realized there weren't many safe places to have tattoos removed effectively and completely. And that is when Erase The Ink MD was born.

In an effort to work with all patients and allow each person the chance to change what was once per- manent, Margolis studied to find the best tattoo-removal technology. He also continues to offer the service to cancer patients.

During the month of June Erase The Ink MD will work with those who have suffered with cancer and undergone chemotherapy or radiation to remove the surgical tattoos free of charge.

It isn't difficult to imagine how such a small mark can leave such a huge impact on a survivors daily life, said Margolis. Those small surgical tattoos can be a constant reminder of a patients fight with cancer. Therefore, we have allocated time each week to perform complimentary Dr. Michael Margolis removal of the surgical tattoos for cancer survivors.

Erase The Ink MD is located at 3950 South Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. For more information, visit www. erasetheinkmd.com or call (248) 844-6243.