TITLE

Permanent isn't forever -- Tattoo removals increase

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As the popularity of tattoos continues to rise, so do the requests for removals, according to surgeons. • Laser is the preferred method for removal, with different lasers affecting different colors of ink. • A new ink that is more easily and more completely removed by laser will be on the market in December 2007. Surgeons expect the ease of removal will increase the number of people seeking tattoo removals when they tire of the design. • Educate patients about the risks of tattoo removal: pain, potential for hypersensitivity reaction, and incomplete removal of current inks.
ACCESSION #
27747812

 

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