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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-104

A prospective open-labeled study of tattoo removal with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser utilizing the R0 technique and correlation with Kirby–Desai scale

1 Skin and Laser Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Ashwini Rural Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Solapur, India
3 Alok Clinic, Panvel, Maharashtra, India
4 Dr. J. W. Aurangabadkar New Skin Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Swapnil D Shah
Department of Dermatology, Ashwini Rural Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Solapur 413006, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_72_19

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Introduction: The Q-switched Nd: YAG (QSNY) laser is considered the standard device of choice for laser tattoo removal. Newer concepts such as R0 , R20 methods aided in faster clearance of tattoos. The Kerby-Desai scale [KD scale] has been proposed to predict the approximate number of sessions needed for tattoo clearance. Objective:
  1. To access the efficacy of R0 technique for tattoo removal in skin types IV to VI
  2. To evaluate the Kerby-Desai scale and its correlation to the number of sessions actually required for tattoo clearance
Material and Methods: Twenty-two patients with single colored amateur were treated using modified R0 technique and the number of sessions were corelated with Kirby Desai scale. Results: We found that R0 method require significantly less sessions than predicted by KD scale. Conclusion: Tattoo removal with the R0 technique using PFD allows faster clearing of tattoos and significantly cuts down the total treatment duration needed for tattoo removal.

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