Huntington Patients Wonder, “Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Cancer?”

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Sometimes you need a redo, and laser tattoo removal is a great way to clean the slate, removing any tattoos that are no longer desired. Our appearance is important to us, and unwanted tattoos can profoundly impact our emotional well-being. The doctors at the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, have years of experience helping patients with unwanted tattoos. They’ll discuss your goals with you and help you decide if laser tattoo removal is proper for you, based on your goals.

In Huntington Area Patients Wonder, "Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Cancer?"

They are the professionals, and they can answer any questions and concerns you may have, including the common query of, “Does laser tattoo removal cause cancer?”

Laser Tattoo Removal and Skin Cancer Risks

Some patients wonder if laser tattoo removal can cause cancer. Your doctor at the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington can explain all the potential risks of laser tattoo removal. Tattoo pigments have no known association with cancer, and the Skin Cancer Foundation has presented reliable research that laser tattoo removal does not directly cause skin cancer.

Laser tattoo removal makes the skin more photosensitive because it removes the skin’s outer layers to erase the tattoo. This increased photosensitivity can influence mutations in the skin, but you can take steps to reduce this risk considerably.

Steps you can take if you’re anxious about skin cancer after your laser tattoo removal include:

  • Avoid direct sunlight whenever possible.
  • Apply sunscreen regularly.
  • Sit and walk in the shade when outside or use an umbrella.

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If you’re interested in laser tattoo removal but still have concerns about skin cancer, talk to Dr. Roger Koreen and the professional team at Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center. They can answer any questions you have and help alleviate any concerns that come up. They’ll review your goals with you and present the safest, most effective treatment options available.

To make an appointment for a consultation, call the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY today at (631) 417-3300.

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Roger Koreen, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Roger Koreen, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Roger Koreen has dedicated nearly three decades to delivering a full range of dermatology services to over 90,000 patients. He received his medical training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine before going on to complete his residency at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. As a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, as well as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Koreen is committed to continuing education and training. In addition to his practice, Dr. Koreen is also a staff member at Huntington Hospital.

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