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Dr. Moshe Lewis
58 doctors shared insights

Tattoo Removal (Overview)

Remove a tattoo, typically with laser.


Dr. Moshe Lewis
58 doctors shared insights

Tattoo Removal (Overview)

Remove a tattoo, typically with laser.


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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Vaporizing: The laser delivers energy to the tattoo ink which breaks it down and releases it from binding to the tissue. Then your process of normal body cleanup will remove the fragments. Laser does a little damage to the adjacent normal skin within the substance of the tattoo so there will be some pigment alteration and sometimes a light scar. Discuss with the laser surgeon which colors respond best. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more

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What amount does laser tattoo removal cost?

What amount does laser tattoo removal cost?

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 colors in the tattoo the lasers required for removal can be costly to operate. A good figure is a credit card size tattoo that is black will cost about $3000 by the time you are done with all the treatments. ...Read more

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Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?

Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?

No, but...: Nobody has a perfect body, Ben. You had an adventure. You had the courage to make a statement, and even if things didn't turn out as you'd hoped, your life is richer. The key to looking and feeling good is fitness. How trim and muscular your are is entirely up to you. And you've got a story to share from a time when you were younger. Be good to yourself, and best wishes. ...Read more

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What amount is laser tatoo removal?

What amount is laser tatoo removal?

Cost or number: If you are asking about the cost you can figure a credit card size tattoo will come to about $3000 from day one to completion. If you are asking about the number of treatments that depends on color, ink load, position on the body scaring etc the average is just over 8 treatments ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal?

Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal?

Probably not: Lasers are the way to go with tattoo removal. Dermabrasion has higher propensity to cause permanent scarring. ...Read more

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Is laser peel effective for removing tattoos?

Not as effective: A tattoo removal laser is the gold standard for removing tattoos. We have a great one here in vegas. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/tag/tattoo-removal. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Safe: Very safe for most skin types. The darker your skin, the greater the risk with some laser devices. Check with your provider to see if their laser is a good fit for your skin type and hair type. ...Read more

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Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Varies: Scar revision is better for wider scars. I would wait until the scar matures at least 6-12 months after wounding though. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=13810. ...Read more

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Is laser tattoo removal safe to use for my tattooed eyelids?

Is laser tattoo removal safe to use for my tattooed eyelids?

Risky: First you have to go to someone well trained preferably an MD you will require eye protection under the lids. A q switched laser should be employed and there is a small chance of loosing lashes ...Read more

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Is laser tattoo removal harmful for the eyes?

Is laser tattoo removal harmful for  the eyes?

Yikes: I hope you have not gotten tatoos on the facial structures around your eyes or your eyelids. The lasers used to remove tats are strong and could do significant harm to the eyes if misdirected. You should wear eye protection if the instrument is used near your eyes. ...Read more

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Does tattoo remove hurt?

Laser : Laser tattoo removal, while uncomfortable, is well tolerated by most patients , particularly when a numbing cream is used before hand . Multiple treatments are often needed. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more