Whats the best way to remove this sleeve tattoo? (photos)

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Tattoo Removal -- Pico/Q Switched Laser

This can be treated with laser and will take a number of treatments to get improvement.  I suggest you see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Tattoo removal planning

This is an extra large and professional design. It will need to be worked on in sections, perhaps 1/3 of the tattoo to be treated in one session. If it extends all the way around to the back of the arm then that should be treated separately. Do not allow treatment area to wrap all the way around the arm as swelling could cause a condition called compartment syndrome. This will be a long process. An area should not be retreated for 6 to 8 weeks. Maximum single treatment area about 6 inches wide  by 10 inches long. A Q switch Nd:Yag laser should suffice for this design but a ruby laser may be needed if there is resistant black ink.
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Lisa Vuich, MD

Lisa Vuich, MD
Nashua Physician
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