Why not laser treatment?
Laser therapy is also used for tattoo removal and in a good number of cases very effective with minimal scarring. However, some patients try laser removal and find it unsuccessful or partially successful hence they come for surgical excision.
Did you know!
Did you know! The advantage of this method is that the entire tattoo can be removed.
What are the risks of the operation?
Similar to any surgery, there can be hematoma (blood clot collection), infection, wound breakdown. In the long term there is a risk that the scars, as with any scar, can become stretched, raised (hypertrophic or keloidal).