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

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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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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