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Laser Surgeon, Client Education, and Satisfaction with Tattoo Removal

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Studies of satisfaction with tattoo removal outcomes by laser, rated by clients themselves, including qualitative aspects, are sparse. We studied long-term results and client satisfaction with tattoo removal by Q-switched YAG laser. Client satisfaction is influenced by numerous factors: pretreatment expectations, objective observations, pretreatment information, laser treatment procedures, and outcome, including subjective experiences such as pain. Client-surgeon interaction during the full laser treatment course is a major determinant of client satisfaction. The client is in a dynamic state of mind and undergoes a change of opinion during a laser treatment course as a result of his/her experiences. In this continuous process of learning, expectations are changed from a state of high expectation before treatment to a more realistic state with acceptance of outcome. The laser surgeon shall be aware of his/her role as a tutor and prepare the client for a situation, where outcomes can be acceptable albeit not ideal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Therapy of Tattoo Complications : With Atlas of Illustrative Cases
EditorsJ Serup, W Bäumler
Number of pages8
PublisherS. Karger AG
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesCurrent Problems in Dermatology

    Research areas

  • Denmark, Humans, Laser Therapy, Lasers, Solid-State, Patient Education as Topic, Personal Satisfaction, Physician-Patient Relations, Surgeons, Surveys and Questionnaires, Tattooing, Journal Article

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