Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.

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5 Factors Sure to Affect the Success of Laser Tattoo Removal

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We all know of someone—or perhaps, are someone—who has a tattoo that they regret. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal can be extremely effective. That said, the results of laser tattoo removal do vary depending on the characteristics of your tattoo. Here, we explore a number of factors that can affect just how successful the laser removal will be in the case of your particular tattoo.

The Size of the Tattoo

As you had probably guessed, the larger the tattoo is, the more effort it will take to remove it. Our highly trained technicians are careful to spread the removal out over multiple sessions as to not overdue the amount of energy being absorbed by the skin. Most tattoos can be removed within three to nine sessions. Larger tattoos tend to require more sessions at Dr. Paine’s Beckley practice than a smaller tattoo will.

The Color of the Tattoo

Contrary to what you might expect, darker colors are typically easier to remove than lighter colors. Each color responds best to a specific wavelength of light. For the most part, black and grey tattoos tend to be the easiest to remove. Reds and yellows have generally been the hardest colors to remove.

The Location of the Tattoo

Tattoos located on a more sensitive area tend to be more painful to remove. This includes the

the neck, chest, rib cage, or foot and ankle. Our certified technician may choose to reduce the amount of laser energy used to help make your treatment more bearable. While not as painful, this can lengthen the process and add to the number of sessions you will need.

The Type of Ink Used to Perform the Tattoo

Along with the type of ink used, the amount of ink also has an affect on the outcome of your laser treatment. The more ink used, the more difficult it will be to completely remove the tattoo. It is worth noting that we seem to have gotten smarter over the years—inks are now designed to be more easily removed.

The Age of Your Tattoo

The longer you have had your tattoo, the more likely it is to be embedded into the skin. While older tattoos can usually be removed, they do require stronger energy levels and a higher number of sessions.

As you can see, the success of laser tattoo removal is tied to a number of factors. The best way to know for sure just how effective laser tattoo removal will be for you is by meeting with an experienced physician like Dr. Paine.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Look Your Best this Summer

Paine, CS-Lipo - ImageEvery year at Mountain State ENT & Aesthetic, Dr. Paine has a number of patients who come in just before summer wondering what it will take to get their bodies “beach-ready”. Come summer, it is often too late. Fortunately, there is still time to get the body you want this spring. Here, we take a look at three of our most popular body contouring procedures that can have you looking better by summer and explain just how far ahead you should schedule your consultation with Dr. Paine.

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Breast Augmentation and Implants: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Marking the beginning of a new chapter in your life, the first few months of pregnancy are an exciting time for you and your growing family. Along with the excitement, you are bound to have many questions. For women who have previously undergone breast augmentation, there are often many questions as to what and how their breast implants will affect—and be affected—by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

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It Is as Easy as ABC & E: Keeping Your Skin Healthy with Vitamins

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During the summer, the sun and its damaging UV rays can take a dramatic toll on our skin. Like the rest of the body, our skin depends on a healthy diet. A balanced diet full of vitamins keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy. When combined with powerful in-office skincare treatments, a healthy diet can help boost your skin’s health.

Nourish your skin from the inside out! Make sure to get enough of these vitamins—and try these skincare recommendations from Dr. Paine and our expert staff at the Healing Springs Medical Spa.

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All About ThermiSmooth® Body

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With its ability to tighten and improve the skin’s tone and texture, it is no surprise that ThermiSmooth® Body has become a patient favorite at Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics. Like ThermiTight® and ThermiVa®, ThermiSmooth Body is a part of the Thermi™ family. While all of these treatments deliver temperature-controlled radio frequency energy to promote the body’s natural production of collagen, ThermiSmooth Body is unique in that it is able to improve the appearance of skin laxity as well as cellulite.

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This Spring, Say No to Allergies

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For many of us, the lightness of spring is a welcome change from the dull days of winter. However, for many men and women, April showers bring more than just May flowers—as the season ahead also ushers in a number of symptoms related to allergies. At Mountain State ENT & Aesthetic, we understand that allergies often prove to be frustrating and can put a damper on the spring season. Along with Dr. Paine, we are pleased to have a full-time allergy technician—making it possible to provide you with in-office allergy testing and treatment.

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Hey Ladies! Introducing ThermiVa to Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics

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Dr. Paine and his staff, at Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics and Healing Springs are excited to welcome the ThermiRF family to our West Virginia practice. An innovative trio of procedures, ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight, and ThermiVa—make up the ThermiRF. ThermiRF’s unique technology harnesses the power of radio frequency energy (RF) to smooth, tighten, and revitalize your entire body. Continue reading “Hey Ladies! Introducing ThermiVa to Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics” »