MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D
Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York®
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The incidence of tattoos in types V and VI skin is increasing and the number of patients seeking removal has increased as well.
Safe removal has historically been an issue with higher risks of scarring or pigmentary change than is seen in lighter skin types.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: Excellent removal or lightening of black tattoos in dark skin can take place without side effects.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Tattoos can be safely removed in dark skin type.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Perhaps improved methods for faster removal.
Disclosures: I am an investigator for Cynosure.
ASLMS 18 abstract
Clinical Evaluation of a 1064nm Picosecond Laser for Removal of Black Tattoos in Patients with Dark Skin Types
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