Repeated same-day treatments effective in tattoo removal

09/3/2013 | SkinAndAllergyNews.com

A study of 17 patients with 26 tattoos found that multiple removal treatments on the same day produced better results than a single treatment, according to dermatologic surgeon Suzanne Kilmer, who runs a laser and skin surgery practice in Sacramento, Calif. Same-day patients noted increased swelling, she said, but not increased pain. "There was no difference in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and no scarring was noted. All patients preferred more rapid clearance of tattoos," Kilmer said.

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