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Jennifer Phillips, APRN
Brian W. Russ, MD
Danielle Schwartz, FNP-C
Sarah Serrao, FNP-C
Rocco T. Serrao, MD
Abby Sipe, NP-C
Cassie Thieman, PA-C
Samantha Trout, PA-C
Srikanth Vangapandu, PA-C
Shannon N. Verma, MD
Megan Whitehouse, PA-C
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Conditions Acne
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Tattoo Removal

A procedure removing permanent ink from the skin’s surface.

What is it?

Eradicating a tattoo can be a complicated undertaking that might necessitate several sessions due to the ink residing under the surface of your skin. The efficacy and safety of the procedure hinge largely on the expertise of the person conducting the tattoo removal. For this reason, the American Academy of Dermatology advocates for consultations with a board-certified dermatologist, such as those found at Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio.

Typically, tattoo removal is an outpatient process where a local anesthetic can be administered, if the patient desires, to alleviate any potential discomfort. Small, old tattoos in shades of black, brown, dark blue and green are more straightforward to remove. In contrast, larger, newer tattoos with a broader spectrum of colors require more time and effort to eradicate.

What to expect

There exist numerous methods for tattoo removal, with laser tattoo removal being the most prevalent. This technique involves the use of a laser that emits intense pulses of light, utilizing specific light wavelengths to target the tattoo ink. The laser breaks down the ink into minuscule particles that your body will eventually absorb and expel. Multiple treatments over a period of time are necessary to safely and optimally remove your tattoo. Since the ink is layered during the tattooing process, these layers need a gradual breakdown and expulsion by your body after each laser session. Following treatment, temporary redness, swelling, and minor blistering may occur. You can anticipate a gradual fading of the tattoo after each session.

Contact Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio to book a consultation to explore treatment options for your tattoo removal. Our offices are conveniently located in in Batavia, Beavercreek, Bridgetown, Cincinnati, Dayton, Dent, Greenville, Hillsboro, Kettering, Mason, Montgomery, Oxford, Troy, West Chester and Wilmington, Ohio.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.