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Will my scar dot from a pen stabbing blue ink under the skin go away?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not.
Pen ink can actually act as a tattoo.
The discoloration may respond to one or more laser treatments. Alternatively, and perhaps even simpler, is to excise the area as if it were a mole, but this may result in a small scar. It is best to check with your plastic surgeon.

In brief: Probably not.
Pen ink can actually act as a tattoo.
The discoloration may respond to one or more laser treatments. Alternatively, and perhaps even simpler, is to excise the area as if it were a mole, but this may result in a small scar. It is best to check with your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Traumatic tattoo
It may after a year or two but it could form a permanent tattoo depending on the amount and depth of penetration.

In brief: Traumatic tattoo
It may after a year or two but it could form a permanent tattoo depending on the amount and depth of penetration.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
There is more risk of permance of tatooimg if the trauma was in deep dermis and jagged with tissue trauma.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Traumatic Tattoo
If the pigment has taken up residence in the immune cells of the skin, it may have formed a tattoo.
In this case you would need a laser or surgical treatment to remove the pigment.

In brief: Traumatic Tattoo
If the pigment has taken up residence in the immune cells of the skin, it may have formed a tattoo.
In this case you would need a laser or surgical treatment to remove the pigment.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Bruce Genter
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: May be a tatoo
The ink may have actually healed in the skin, making a tiny tattoo.
If it bothers you, perhaps a laser treatment can remove it. If not, it could be excised.

In brief: May be a tatoo
The ink may have actually healed in the skin, making a tiny tattoo.
If it bothers you, perhaps a laser treatment can remove it. If not, it could be excised.
Dr. Bruce Genter
Dr. Bruce Genter
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