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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
Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?
No, but...: Nobody has a perfect body, Ben. You had an adventure. You had the courage to make a statement, and even if things didn't turn out as you'd hoped, your life is richer. The key to looking and feeling good is fitness. How trim and muscular your are is entirely up to you. And you've got a story to share from a time when you were younger. Be good to yourself, and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?
Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaporizing: The laser delivers energy to the tattoo ink which breaks it down and releases it from binding to the tissue. Then your process of normal body cleanup will remove the fragments. Laser does a little damage to the adjacent normal skin within the substance of the tattoo so there will be some pigment alteration and sometimes a light scar. Discuss with the laser surgeon which colors respond best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a problem and ask a related question. What you have posted is a question with no context and initials that have no common meaning. You are welcome to start over. Site docs volunteer their time to answer your questions. Any site fees keep it open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's no evidence that tattoo removal creams work: At best, tattoo removal cream might fade or lighten a tattoo. The tattoo will remain visible, however, and skin irritation and other reactions are possible. Remember, tattoos are meant to be permanent. Because the ink is placed beneath the top layer of skin, complete removal of a tattoo is difficult. If you're interested in tattoo removal, don't attempt it on your own. Ask your dermatologist about laser surgery or other options for tattoo removal. ...Read more
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more