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Could permanent makeup interfere with an mri? i know you are supposed to let the mri technicians know before an mri if you have tattoos. could permanent makeup also interfere with an mri?

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Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
During : During an MRI tattoos (permanent makeup) can cause swelling or burning in the affected areas. This is very rare. The pigments of tattoos are fairly unregulated and some contain metal components which are susceptible to the strong magnetic waves produced during the imaging study. Due to the presence of these metals a tattoo can compromise the quality of the MRI image in the area being studied. In your example, this would involve the regions around the eye. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md.
Dr. Benjamin Cilento
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Hi : Hi it is possible, so let them know just to be on the safe side. Hope this helps.

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