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Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

No: Laser or surgical excision are the only safe ways to remove tattoos.

Answered 8/30/2013

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Dr. Humberto Palladino answered

Specializes in 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 sa treatments do not penetrate deep enough and do not affect the ink at all.

Answered 5/4/2019

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