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Tattoo Removal Procedures Getting Better, But Still Not There

I came across an article claiming that tattoo removal is getting better with the use of various lasers. While this may be true, I’m concerned because many patients don’t understand how difficult it is to completely remove a tattoo. Even in what doctors call “good” outcomes, there is many times a “ghost” of the tattoo left behind when treatment is complete. The fact is that we need to use different lasers for different tattoo colors, which can prolong andcomplicate the process. Furthermore, treatments can be quite uncomfortable. For all of these reasons, I caution my friends to avoid getting inked unless they are absolutely certain they want to have that mark on their skin for life…
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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.

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