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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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Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?

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 more

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Is laser tattoo removal safe to use for my tattooed eyelids?

Is laser tattoo removal safe to use for my tattooed eyelids?

Risky: First you have to go to someone well trained preferably an MD you will require eye protection under the lids. A q switched laser should be employed and there is a small chance of loosing lashes ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Is ipl safe if hypopigmentated skin?

Is ipl safe if hypopigmentated skin?

May burn.: Treatment needs to be individualized. If there are hypo pigmented areas such as. Vitiligo an excimer laser at 308 wavelength would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

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 more

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

How does laser tattoo removal work?

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 more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

Well I am not aware : Of this but i suspect that you can affect the pigment cells and certain pigments using laser wavelengths of light. Kind of like remoiving a tatoo. ...Read more

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Would a tattoo trigger lichen planus?

Would a tattoo trigger lichen planus?

TATTOO: Tattoos different colors give different skin reactions. The red color gives lichenoid reaction. It does not cause lichen planus disease. Check with dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is laser peel effective for removing tattoos?

Is laser peel effective for removing tattoos?

Not as effective: A tattoo removal laser is the gold standard for removing tattoos. We have a great one here in vegas. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/tag/tattoo-removal. ...Read more

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Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Scar treatments: Three steps for scar treatments but usually only work in the first six months 1. Sun screen protect area from sun for six months 2. massage scars 3. Silicone base scar gels or strips. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

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 more

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Laser tattoo removal? Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal?  Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal: All medical lasers have the potential to scar, but if a good laser is used and the settings and technique of the person performing the treatment is correct, there is little risk. ...Read more

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Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

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 more

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Does tattoo removal cream really work?

Does tattoo removal cream really work?

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

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

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

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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more