New Insight Into Tattoo Removal Procedure

New Insight Into Tattoo Removal Procedure

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New findings published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine could lead to better tattoo removal techniques that leave the skin more natural looking. Researchers determined that tattoo pigment is held in the dermis (the middle of
9 Mar 2018 - General
The current usual conventional tattoo removal technique seems inadequate "involve pulsing tattooed cells with lasers in order to fragment the pigment particles, making it easier for macrophages to transport the ink into the lymph system for disposal. This process can take years to complete, however, because macrophages are so good at reabsorbing pigment from their neighboring cells and holding them in the dermis, the researchers wrote. Selectively killing dermal macrophages in humans, like ...
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