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Can lasers remove tattoos?

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Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

SOURCES:

Skinsight.com: "Tattoo Removal, Laser."

TeensHealth: "Tattoos."

Medscape: "Tattoo Lasers."

The Harris Poll: “Tattoo Takeover.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Skinsight.com: "Tattoo Removal, Laser."

TeensHealth: "Tattoos."

Medscape: "Tattoo Lasers."

The Harris Poll: “Tattoo Takeover.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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