Comparison of argon and carbon dioxide laser treatment of decorative tattoos: a preliminary report.

@article{Apfelberg1985ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of argon and carbon dioxide laser treatment of decorative tattoos: a preliminary report.},
  author={David B. Apfelberg and Morton R. Maser and H Lash and D. N. White and J T Flores},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={6-15}
}
Seven patients with either homemade or professional decorative tattoos have been treated with both the argon and CO2 lasers and studied clinically as well as histologically. The argon laser is absorbed by dermal pigment and vaporizes this pigment out of the skin. The CO2 laser vaporized tissue layer by layer and must be accompanied by mechanical debridement… CONTINUE READING