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Authors: Dash, Gaurav
Patil, Anant
Kassir, Martin
Goldman, Mitchel
Gold, Michael H.
Adatto, Maurice
Große-Büning, Stephan
Grabbe, Stephan
Goldust, Mohamad
Title: Non-laser treatment for tattoo removal
Online publication date: 23-Jan-2023
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: Tattoos are increasingly gathering attention in the young population, especially in second to fourth decade of life. With such trends, rate of its removal also has been on the rise. Treatment options for tattoo removal besides lasers are surgery, radiofrequency, infrared light, cryotherapy, dermabrasion and salabrasion. Unfortunately, none of these procedures are associated with satisfactory cosmetic results due to adverse effects such as scarring and dyspigmentation. Although laser treatment has become the gold standard for tattoo removal, it is also associated with some limitations. Some tattoo inks are resistant to laser, and multiple sessions and multiple wavelengths may be required for its complete removal. Considering these limitations, other treatment modalities for tattoo removal must be explored. This article highlights the non-laser treatment options for tattoo removal. We reviewed all published literature identified from electronic databases (MEDLINE and PubMed) till August 2021 to highlight the non-laser treatment options for tattoo removal.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC
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Journal: Journal of cosmetic dermatology
Pages or article number: 74
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher place: Oxford
Issue date: 2023
ISSN: 1473-2165
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/jocd.14819
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