Cryosurgery for Tattoo Removal

Chapter

Abstract

Tattoos are an ancient form of body adornment that has persisted to modern times. Approximately 20 % of Americans have at least one tattoo, and many seek to remove tattoos later in life. Surgical, chemical, and thermal modalities are commonly used to remove tattoos. Laser treatments have emerged as a more efficacious approach, while cryosurgery stands as a marginal treatment option.

Keywords

Tattoo Tattoo pigment Tattoo removal Cryosurgery Efficacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and PathologyRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyVA New Jersey Health Care System, Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewark/East OrangeUSA

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