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Laser Treatment of Tattoos

  • Voraphol Vejjabhinanta
  • Caroline V. Caperton
  • Christopher Wong
  • Rawat Charoensawad
  • Keyvan Nouri
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Abstract

Tattoos are a long-standing part of human culture.

Techniques used in tattooing have evolved over the centuries.

Although 24% of Americans between the ages of 18–50 years have at least one tattoo, 28% of people who get tattoos regret the decision within the first month.

Keywords

Tattoo removal Q-switched Nd laser YAG laser Q-switched Ruby laser Q-switched Alexandrite laser 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Voraphol Vejjabhinanta
    • 1
  • Caroline V. Caperton
    • 2
  • Christopher Wong
    • 3
  • Rawat Charoensawad
    • 4
    • 5
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 6
  1. 1.Dermatologic Surgery and Lasers Unit, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public HealthInstitute of DermatologyBangkokThailand
  2. 2.WK Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology CenterWillis-Knighton Health SystemShreveportUSA
  3. 3.Orthopaedic Associates of South BrowardHollywoodUSA
  4. 4.Rawat ClinicBangkokThailand
  5. 5.Biophile Training CenterBangkokThailand
  6. 6.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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