I'm looking to get a tattoo removed. Its decently large. Its goes up about 10 inches wrist to a little over my elbow. The width is not very big. At some points its about 2 1/2 in width and others about 1 1/2. I'm not looking to try laser because i could put a lot of money into the tattoo removal and it wouldn't be a guaranteed removal. Any advice? Also can anyone give me a price range. Thanks!!
Tattoo Removal by Excision
Doctor Answers (3)
Excising a tattoo
In order to excise the tattoo you need enough skin laxity to close the wound. Generally the forearm doesn't have enough extra skin to close a tatoo excision like yours in one setting. You might need a staged excision and you will have a big long scar from doing it.
Tattoo removal laser vs excision
Laser tattoo removal
you may not be interested in laser tattoo removal but nothing works as well. Unfortunately laser tattoo removal does require multiple monthly treatments and the expense, which usually is a few hundred dollars (more or less) per visit, adds up. One time procedures that are invasive will cause more scarring possibly.