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tattoo removal

I have a small tattoo on my inner ankle that I have had for five years.  What is the least painless, least scarring method of removal?  And where do I look for a reputable doctor for this procedure?
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Maddy:

Laser is the on;y nonscarring removal method.  Using cream anesthesia or injections, it's not very painful.  Black is easiest; colors take more treatments.  You should expect to need several monthly treatments, and some pigment may remain.  To find a reputable place, call the dermatologists in your area.  Price is important, since the treatment is pretty standard.  Questions to ask: Do you treat many tattoos?  Do you have lasers for all the colors of my tattoo?  Cost should be in the range of $150 per treatment.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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