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Webster, NY
A 24-year-old male asked:

How does the body metabolize and eliminate particles that are injected into the skin (ie tattoo ink during laser removal) ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Macrophages: When a laser is use to reduce the appearance of tattoo's they break up the pigment into smaller particles. You body then has macrophages - think of them as biologic "packmen" that gobble up the particles.
Last updated May 2, 2015

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