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Tattoo Removal Made Easier With New Laser Therapies

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November 1, 1999
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American Academy Of Dermatology
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Once seen as an identity for bikers and street gangs, tattoos are now part of American mainstream culture. In fact, the number of tattoo studios has grown from 300 to over 4,000 nationally in the past 20 years. While some people keep their tattoos for life, many people regret their decision to decorate their body and eventually want them removed. Until the development of short pulsed lasers in the late 1980s, tattoo removal was painful and often resulted in scarring.

NEW YORK (October 27, 1999) -- Once seen as an identity for bikers and street gangs, tattoos are now part of American mainstream culture. In fact, the number of tattoo studios has grown from 300 to over 4,000 nationally in the past 20 years. While some people keep their tattoos for life, many people regret their decision to decorate their body and eventually want them removed. Until the development of short pulsed lasers in the late 1980s, tattoo removal was painful and often resulted in scarring.


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American Academy Of Dermatology. (1999, November 1). Tattoo Removal Made Easier With New Laser Therapies. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/11/991101072420.htm
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