Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

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

Laser tattoo removal: A clinical update

Stephanie GY Ho, Chee Leok Goh 
 Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chee Leok Goh
National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road

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.

How to cite this article:
Ho SG, Goh CL. Laser tattoo removal: A clinical update.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:9-15

How to cite this URL:
Ho SG, Goh CL. Laser tattoo removal: A clinical update. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];8:9-15
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