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Caring for tattooed skin


More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.

If you no longer want a tattoo, talk with a dermatologist. Many tattoo removal kits are available online, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that it does not regulate these products. Some kits contain acid, which has caused permanent skin injuries. By talking with a dermatologist, you can find out what options are available for removing your unwanted tattoo.


SPOT me™ free skin cancer screening program

The Academy's SPOT me™ program mission is to reduce the number of deaths from skin cancer in the United States by educating the public about skin cancer risk and providing free skin cancer screenings to catch skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.

Since the launch of the Academy's national screening program in 1985, the Academy has conducted more than 2.4 million screenings, detected over 200,000 suspicious lesions, and exposed over 26,000 potential melanomas. Learn more and find a SPOT me™ free skin cancer screening event.

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