Achauer, 1996 (ruby tattoo removal)

Achauer, 1996

Title: Traumatic tattooing: treatment with the Q-switched ruby laser: a case study.

Authors: Achauer BM, VanderKam VM

Journal: Ann Plast Surg 1996 Apr;36(4):398-400

PMID: 8728584, UI: 96292631

Affiliated institution: Division of Plastic Surgery, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California Irvine, USA.

Cited in: Solomon

This case report details the successful treatment of extensive, facial traumatic tattooing in an adult male. The Q-switched ruby laser was utilized. It is demonstrated to be an excellent tool for the treatment of traumatic tattooing. The results achieved are superior to other methods and complications reported with other treatment options are minimized.