Am I a candidate for tattoo excision? (Photo)
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Wrist tattoo excision
This is a difficult tattoo to excise because the skin doesn't stretch much in this area. So it will be hard to close. If you want it out, it will require a tissue expander to stretch the skin prior to the excision. Might be better to leave alone.
There Are Options--Tattoo Removal, Excision
This will be a very difficult place and size to excise directly without massive scarring and risk of damaging underlying structures. I suggest you see a dermatologic surgeon or plastic surgeon with experience in removal of skin cancers because of their experience with very large excisions with flaps and/or grafts for reconstruction. Best, Dr. Emer.
Unfortunately I don't think that excision would be a good option for this tattoo. It is too large in a delicate area on the wrist. If laser is not an option, you might want to leave it alone.
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