Tattoo Excision

People change.  If you have a tattoo that you would like to have permanently removed, Dr. Diehl may be able to achieve this with surgical excision.

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Tattoo Excision

We have many patients in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Fayetteville area that want tattoo removal for personal and professional reasons.  Depending on the size, they may be removed in one or serial procedures.

The Process

Most procedures are completed under local anesthesia.  Tattoo excision involves the removal of the entire tattoo by surgery, and is best used for smaller tattoos. After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Diehl will remove the tattoo or as much of the tattoo as possible, and close the wound with sutures. If your tattoo is too large, it may be possible to remove it with serial excisions. Some tattoos are too large for surgical removal and are better treated with laser or a more extensive surgery with skin grafts.

The Recovery

There usually isn’t a significant amount of discomfort with tattoo excision.  There will be a resultant scar which can extend beyond the length of the original tattoo. At your consultation, Dr. Diehl will provide realistic expectations for your specific recovery process.

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