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Unwanted Tattoo Removal

Procedure:

The unwanted tattoo can be removed by q-switched laser or by surgery. The surgery options are-serial or one stage excision, dermabrassion, excision and skin grafting. Multiple sittings of laser will be required .the success of laser depends on the depth of the laser/color of the dye.

Length:

About 1-2 hours

Anesthesia:

Local or general

Inpatient/Outpatient:

Outpatient procedure.

Possible Side Effects:

No major side effects

Risks:

Laser Treatment – Person may get partial or some time no improvement. Serial excision will leave a scar Skin grafting will leave hyper pigmented patch on the grafted area.

Results:

Tattoo can be removed permanently, however the surgical method will leave a permanent scar.