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Lasers remove different coloured ink by generating a different frequency of light. Lasers remove different coloured ink by generating a different frequency of light. Sheila Blige

Explainer: how are tattoos removed?

You’re probably familiar with how tattooing works: coloured ink is deposited via needles into the dermal layer of skin. But you’re probably less familiar with the process for having it removed: laser therapy…
Clinics advertise the most popular laser treatments from A$100 but they can involve a lot more financial pain. Clinics advertise the most popular laser treatments from A$100 but they can involve a lot more financial pain. Matt Baran

Invisible ink: the rise of the tattoo removal industry

Tattoo removal is a lucrative business. According to one estimate, about a quarter of Australians under 30 have a tattoo. And approximately a quarter of these people are planning to have it removed. Tattoo…
Skin lightening products promise a new and improved image. Skin lightening products promise a new and improved image. pedrosimoes

Time for a reality check on skin lightening creams

Western society’s obsession with skin tanning is well recognised but we’re often less aware of the aggressive pursuit of fair skin by those with darker skin. In communities where light skin is associated…
There’s no evidence to show chocolate causes acne but milk may play a role. There’s no evidence to show chocolate causes acne but milk may play a role. anjuli ayer

Monday’s medical myth: chocolate causes acne

Outbreaks of pimples, blackheads and cysts are a cause of enormous anxiety and embarrassment among teens and young adults. If you’re part of the 20% of Australians who have experienced severe acne, you’ve…

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Synthetic skin heals itself

A synthetic material both sensitive to touch and able to heal itself quickly has been created for the first time. Engineers…