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High Rate of Complications From Laser Tattoo Removal in Non-Clinic Settings

Key clinical point: A substantial proportion of patients seeking corrective laser tattoo removal were previously treated by a non-physician provider.

Major finding: Nearly two-thirds of patients (72%) were treated by a non-physician provider at some point, and 63% were treated in non-clinic facilities.

Study details: A survey of 19 patients who presented to a single practice seeking corrective laser tattoo removal.

Disclosures: Dr. Suggs disclosed that she is an ambassador for Tri Sirena sun protective athletic apparel. Dr. Friedman disclosed that he is a member of the advisory board for Allergan, Solta Medical, Syneron-Candela, and Sienna Biopharmaceuticals. He is also a research investigator for Syneron-Candela and has received a research grant from Sienna.

Citation:

ASLMS 2019