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February 21, 2021

BehindTheMedspeak: Tattoo color affects removal

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Above, a graphic accompanying Wall Street Journal story about factors affecting the ease and success of tattoo removal.

Not so fun fact: "Smoking... can reduce by 70% the chance of successfully removing a tattoo after 10 treatment sessions."

More?

How about a deep dive into the tattoo removal literature?

Start with "Successful and Rapid Treatment of Blue and Green Tattoo Pigment With a Novel Picosecond Laser," published in Archives of Dermatology.

For your grand finale, allow me to suggest "Removal of Tattoos by Q-Switched Laser: Variables Influencing Outcome and Sequelae in a Large Cohort of Treated Patients," also published in Archives of Dermatology.

Wait a sec — who's that singing?

February 21, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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