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Can i use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos? 20 years ago i got a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. i do still like it, but i feel like it no longer expresses who i am. i am also concerned about my tattoo affecting my profession

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This depends quite a bit on the type of tattoo (the colors, etc). Different tattoo pigments are targeted by different lasers. I would make sure that you go to a reputable, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice prior to proceeding in order to achieve maximal results. I hope that helps!

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