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Overview of Tattoo Removal
Tattoo Removal Contraindications
Tattoo Removal Methods
Tattoo Removal Complications
Tattoo Concealers
Reporting Problems to FDA

Overview of Tattoo Removal

Scissors and Tape by Sherrill KnaggsUnfortunately, removing a tattoo can cost from about $500 to $5,000, and might not even work.

Tattoo Removal: A Bigger Business than Tattooing. "It costs ten times more to remove a tattoo than to put one on and it takes one year for safe and effective removal," says Keefe. The cost is $40 per square inch per laser treatment with an average of ten treatments required. Given that the average tattoo is 4 square inches, the average cost per tattoo runs $1,600. The Huffington Post. 10-07-10.

Tattoo Removal Contraindications

Laser Tattoo Removal. Newer laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. WebMD.

Tattoo Removal Methods

The Patient's Guide to Tattoo Removal. Laser tattoo removal is considered the gold standard for the removal of unwanted tattoos. Most tattoos are removable with the help of an experienced laser surgeon. Dr. Elliott Weiss, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.

Dr. Oz tv show recap: options for removing tattoos. 1. Anti-tattoo cream: can't get beneath epidermis so limited and waste of money. 2. Dermabrasion: involves dermatologist scraping skin down to the tattoo. It's very painful, scars, and expensive. 3. Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogenifreezes the tattoo. Can't target tattoo ink, so skin is damaged and scarred. 4. Laser: Targets tattoo particles without harming skin and no scars. It breaks tattoo into smaller pieces so the body can get rid of it.

Tattoo Removal - Options and Alternatives. If you have a tattoo that you wish to have partially or completely removed, you should first consider your options and decide which method might be best for you, which include laser removal, intense pulsed light therapy. A large, professional tattoo in color could cost thousands of dollars to remove, and the effectiveness of the removal still isn't guaranteed. VeryWell.

Tattoo Removal Complications

People with autoimmune disease (like scleroderma) are usually not good candidates for tattoo removal. Which is another reason to avoid permanent tattoos. Other ways to express creativity, affinities, and to capture memories include temporary tattoos, customized clothing, engraved or specially designed jewelry, journaling, and photo collections.

Granulomatous tattoo reaction induced by intense pulse light treatment. We report a case of sarcoidal granulomatous reaction to old cosmetic tattoos after an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. Overall, our observation suggests that IPL treatment should be used cautiously in patients with tattoos, especially when a history of autoimmune disease is present. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. 09/09/10.

Tattoo Concealers

Tattoo concealing makeup might also be helpful for covering bruises, morphea scleroderma and telangiectasia.

Tattoo Concealer Makeup. Our waterproof, non-comedogenic formula is long-lasting and smudge-resistant. Other brands of concealing makeups don't give you such complete coverage in your best shade. SmartCover.

Report Adverse Tattoo Reactions to FDA

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA. If you have had a bad reaction to a tattoo, permanent make-up, or temporary tattoo you can report the reaction to the FDA. Hopefully the more calls and e-mails the FDA receives the more attention and resources they will put toward regulating this industry and answering these questions. FDA.

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