FDA: Dermatologists are best qualified to remove tattoos

02/12/2013 | HealthDay News

Fourteen percent of the adults in America who have a tattoo regret it, according to a Harris Interactive poll, and dermatologists who specialize in laser tattoo removal are the best qualified to perform the procedures, FDA official Mehmet Kosoglu said. ASDS members performed almost 100,000 tattoo removals in 2011. While the FDA has approved certain lasers and other methods for tattoo removal, none of the creams sold for the purpose has been either FDA-approved or proven to work, FDA dermatologist Markham Luke said.

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