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Laser tattoo removal of explosion injuries

26 October, 2011

The Revlite laser is the gold standard for tattoo removal, however this laser is considered the industry standard for treating explosion injuries.

Dr Davin Lim regularly performs laser procedures for post explosion scars and tattooing. Explosive injuries, seen in industrial accidents or in the military setting, scatters thousands of tiny fragments into the skin – much like a tattoo. These fragments lie deep below the skin’s surface, out of reach by ablative lasers. The Q Switch laser uses photoacoustic technology to reach these particles and shatters the fragments in smaller pieces.  The majority of explosion injury tattooing can be treated with laser.

As a guide 4-8 treatments will be required. Larger fragments are treated with punch excision.

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By Dr. Davin Lim