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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tattoos

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What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

None as noted: Laser tattoo removal allows for the macrophages to remove your ink bringing it to the nodes. There does not seem to be any ill effects. There are immediate risks and most of which are operator dependent scar formation , blistering, infection from poor after care and some others not related to the persons allergic reaction to ink, swelling, itch, pigment loos ( the skin looses pigment) ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to reduce the appearance of scars caused by laser tattoo removal? (i.e. dermabrasion, etc.)

Can anything be done to reduce the appearance of scars caused by laser tattoo removal? (i.e. dermabrasion, etc.)

Several treatments: Depending on the thickness of the scars you can . decrease thickening with fractionated erbium laser, fractionated co2 laser, profractional any of these will help dermabrasion may help if small enough surgical resection of the scar good luck ...Read more

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Can tattoos cause keloids?

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 needle) are also common. In addition, some people can have excessive reactions to certain tattoo pigments which can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Can getting a tattoo cause more cherry anginomas?

Can getting a tattoo cause more cherry anginomas?

Tattoos and angiomas: Getting a tattoo does not cause more cherry angiomas. Cherry angiomas are mostly hereditary and pretty much everyone gets a few eventually. Other red papules can occur in tattoos, such as an allergic reaction to tattoo dyes, infections or even an inflammatory condition called sarcoidosis. If new red lesions are appearing in or near a tattoo, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause an allergic reaction to tattoo?

What could cause an allergic reaction to tattoo?

The dyes: It is usually an allergic contact reaction to one or more of the pigments used in tattoos. Since there is no strict regulation on the kind of pigment the artist puts into a person's skin, finding the culprit may be difficult unless you know what types of pigments were used. ...Read more

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Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together are nonpoisonous and treatment generally is not needed if less than an ounce is consumed. Tattoo ink is not regulated by the food and drug administration and therefore could contain any number of ingredients that cause poisoning especiallyhome made. ...Read more

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Can getting a large tattoo cause a fungal infection?

Can getting a large tattoo cause a fungal  infection?

Tattoos: Tattoos can cause skin problems such as granulomas (red bumps caused by inflammation) and keloid scars, and they can provoke allergic reactions, making skin itch and break out. These allergic reactions can occur with no warning, years after you get your tattoo. Getting a tattoo also puts you in danger of getting diseases such as aids, tetanus, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Can a new tattoo cause muscle spasms? Got it wednesday spasms started saturday morning(aest) i already suffer in leg but they due to lack of movement

Unlikely: The tattoo itself is only skin deep so it is unlikely to have caused the spasms.. More likely, the position that you must have held during the tattooing contributed to the fatigue and eventual spasms. ...Read more