Is it better to remove a tattoo now or later? (photo)
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You should get the tattoo removed now. The tattoo ink won't fade much in a few years.You would be a great candidate for the Alex Trivantage laser. There is no scaring with the Alex Trivantage laser. This laser is the only one on the market that can target colors. The multiple wave lengths can target all the colors in the tattoo with 4-6 sessions. You should contact a board certified dermatologist as soon as possible.
Laser Tattoo Removal Sooner Rather Than Later
Tattoo removal sooner is probably better than later because when a tattoo is still fresh, the ink has usually not completely solidified yet.
There is good laser technology that minimizes the chance of scarring. The Revlite and PicoSure are both excellent.
To be sure, see two or more board certified physicians in your area experienced in laser tattoo removal for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
( I agree with you about taking the forearm tattoo off.While tattoos are becoming more acceptable in certain occupations, many employers would not hire someone with a visible tattoo like the one you have.)
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With modern lasers scarring should not be a problem.
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