Question about Laser Tattoo Removal: i had a tummy tuck want to know about laser scar removal

Question:

I had a tummy tuck and did not know about the laser scar removal available after my surgery so i went and got a tattoo to cover the scar. I now want to get the tattoo removed and but i just want to know if you have had any experiences with removing tattoos that are over scars and what the results where.

Answer:

Tattoos can be removed from scar tissue using q-switched lasers. These lasers help to break down the tattoo ink particles and allow the body to remove them. We find that laser tattoo removal on scars with tattoos responds well, and works in a similar fashion to laser on normal tattooed skin.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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