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can people with keloid skin get tattoos

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: But it can trigger a keloid too. Any skin injury can cause a keloid.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: you need to see a dermatologist for your concerns regarding your skin, tattooing may not be good for you, good luck
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: You risk getting keloids at the site of tattoos. Tattoos are a form of self mutilation and even a person without risk of keloids should not get those. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
With a risk: Any skin trauma can cause keloids. Even tattoos. Keloids are more common on upper chest, back, shoulders and ears.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Most are controlled on medications, but some risk. All the usual risks still exist.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keep it clean.: Before, during and immediately after the procedures, keep the area clean and protected. Once healed, tattoos are unlikely to become infected. Piercing ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer wit ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Spray: The safest (and fastest) way for someone with very light skin to get a nice color is by spray tanning. If you are determined to tan in a bed (or in t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: It would depend on the color of the hair in contrast to the skin. Light hair is harder to treat with the laser.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Some more likely: Pimples that are deep and painful which are called acne cysts are more likely to scar.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Derm plastic surgeon: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a review of the many options that are available and too numerous to review here ? Options to improve scars ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Keloids are caused by skin injury in susceptible people. While piercing is one of the most common causes, tattoos (due the injury caused by the needl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Less: In general, darkly pigmented people have less skin cancer. However, that doesn't count those who are very white and obtain a tan - just those people ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The term is extractions of blackheads or whiteheads which are obstructed hair follicles. If there is inflammation or infection present the lesions ca ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but lo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Big yes: Darker skinned people may have less risk of getting skin cancer (melanoma, for example) but it can happen and it would be a potentially deadly mistake ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various Options...: Daily treatment with moisturizers is important to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Moisture from cocoa butter helps speed and stimulate the process of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Lightening agents, like hydroquinone, work on pigment. Darker areas will get lightened, but there will be little, if any effect, on whitish colored s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Monthly: In the meantime use a salicylic acid wash with a brush when you wash your face in the shower.
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What drugs?: None of the commonly used drugs would be transferred to you by skin to skin contact with the person taking the drug. For good health - Have a diet ric ... Read More

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