Some ideas are better than others. Sometimes art and its perpetual status on your body – in the form of a tattoo – no longer fits your career, your relationship or your future.
While there’s a wide range of options for removing these once-treasured works of skin illustration, not all of them are the same.
“If you’re having a tattoo removed, you’ll want the best possible approach, one that covers all the bases and can treat you completely,” said Mark Shashikant, MD, an Avera Medical Group plastic surgeon. “Lasers can come with adverse reactions and burns, and if you go with a clinic that does not have the medical resources we bring, you could face possible painful or unpleasant outcomes.