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laser tattoo removal? does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience Dermatology
Laser tattoo removal: All medical lasers have the potential to scar, but if a good laser is used and the settings and technique of the person performing the treatment is correct, there is little risk.
Answered on May 23, 2014
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Scar rare dark : THe gold standard laser tor tattoo removal is a Q switched laser. This means it fires very fast not allowing time for a lot of heat transfer to the tissue. This means the risk of scar is low about 1 in 1000 under optimal conditions. improper training or laser will increase the risk. Hyperpigmentation darkness is more common but most time resolves in time.
Answered on May 23, 2014

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