Tattoo Excision (staged or serial) after failed laser tattoo removal?
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Hi Andrea0613, Thank you for your question regarding surgical tattoo excision. Since you had such an extreme response to the laser, I would not suggest any more further laser treatment on your tattoo. Instead, I would suggest surgical excision. Unfortunately, you did not enclose a picture. However, based on the dimensions for your tattoo and the location, I anticipate it can be removed in a single stage. Surgeries like this can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure may take approximately one hour. You will have a scar after the tattoo removal. However, the tattoo is permanently gone forever ! The scar will fade with time. Please seek an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. If you have any other questions regarding the surgical removal of tattoos, please contact my office.. Sincerely Dr. Katzen.
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