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Tattoo Removal Facts

Medical Name:
Tattoo Removal
Common Name:
Tattoo Removal
Estimated Cost:
$100 to $4,000
Type of Anesthesia:
Topical / Local
Length of Procedure: 30 min to 2 hours
Down Time: None
Recovery Time: 1 week to 1 month
Discomfort Level: Minimal to Moderate
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Tattoo Removal?

A tattoo is a permanent mark one chooses to have on their body. Some may have simply one tattoo, while others may choose to have their whole body covered in tattoos. These tattoos are permanent, or are they? Tattoo removal offers a cosmetic procedure for those wanting to remove a tattoo from their body. There are various reasons why people choose to have a tattoo, and there are also reasons why people choose to have it removed. Some may have outgrown their reasons for wanting the tattoo, or they now feel embarrassed by it. Whatever the reason might be, tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that offers a solution.

Patients must remember that there are no guarantees in cosmetic surgery, same with tattoo removal. This procedure may be able to completely remove the appearance of a tattoo, or it may just leave a shadow. This depends on the procedure used. There are various types of procedures available, including excision, dermabrasion, laser removal, and salabrasion, each carrying their own set of risks and benefits.

Feel free to look through the “Essential Facts” presented on tattoo removal which can help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about this innovative procedure. You can also learn more about tattoo removal in our “Research” section, including a more detailed description on the various techniques a doctor can use to remove a tattoo. The information listed on this website should not be confused for actual medical advice. If you wish to gain a more thorough understanding of this procedure, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

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