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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-15

Laser tattoo removal: A clinical update


Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, Singapore

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Dr. Chee Leok Goh
National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road
Singapore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.155066

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Techniques for tattoo removal have evolved significantly over the years. The commonly used Quality-switched (QS) ruby, alexandrite, and Nd:YAG lasers are the traditional workhorses for tattoo removal. Newer strategies using combination laser treatments, multi-pass treatments, and picosecond lasers offer promising results. The tattoo color and skin type of the patient are important considerations when choosing the appropriate laser. Standard protocols can be developed for the effective and safe treatment of tattoos.


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