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Tattoo removal goes high-tech with laser procedures
Tattoo removal goes high-tech with laser procedures

It's almost summer. More skin will be visible, on and off the beach. And more tattoos. Will they be an inspiration? Or a warning? Stuart Yellen wanted to be rid of his tattoo almost as soon as he got it, and a week later the ink began to drip down his arm. Eleven years later, there's still something that looks like a bruise or a birthmark ringing his left arm. "People should really think before they get tattoos; they don't," Yellen, 55, of Woodland Hills said after one of the monthly treatments he gets at UCLA. An estimated 45 million Americans have a tattoo, and, says Dr. David Green, a dermatologist in Bethesda, Md., "the remorse rate with tattoos is...

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