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salicylic acid tattoo removal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Laser or surgical excision are the only safe ways to remove tattoos.
Dr. Humberto Palladino
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tatto removal: No, saliylic acid does not remove tattoos. The lasers do by fractioning the ink particles into smaller pieces that can be removed by the bodies. The s ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Safe: 2% sal acid washes are very safe and will not fade a tattoo.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Not recommended.: Differin (adapalene) is a topical retinoid medication similar to vitamin a. It is helpful in nearly all cases of acne. If you are using salicylic ac ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tattoo removal: Tattoos can be removed with yag laser, surgery, dermabrasion, salabrasion and some acids. Each has a different cost. The size of the tattoo has a lot ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Eyelids: Make sure you go someplace reputable with a great laser and a physician to deal with the complications that can arise. We have a great tattoo removal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: Most tattoo ink is much deeper than dermabrasion and thus will not get removed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
By fragmenting tatoo: Laser treatment causes tattoo pigment particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then removed by the body.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Varies: The standard is about $100 per sq inch of solid ink for the first 5 inches then it goes down to about $75. The cost varies with difficulty , the color ... Read More

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