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I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that :( ?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No cancer, bad idea
I am not aware that the pigmentation used in tattoos will induce cancer but once you have a tattoo over a mole it will be almost impossible to watch that mole should a cancer develop.
Generally that's not a good idea.

In brief: No cancer, bad idea
I am not aware that the pigmentation used in tattoos will induce cancer but once you have a tattoo over a mole it will be almost impossible to watch that mole should a cancer develop.
Generally that's not a good idea.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Increased risk
There is some theoretical concern that stimulating certain kinds of moles can increase its tendency to mutate into a malignant lesion.
Traumatized or injured skin is also more prone to developing skin cancers. Covering the mole with a tattoo can also make it difficult to detect whether it's changing appearance and becoming cancerous.

In brief: Increased risk
There is some theoretical concern that stimulating certain kinds of moles can increase its tendency to mutate into a malignant lesion.
Traumatized or injured skin is also more prone to developing skin cancers. Covering the mole with a tattoo can also make it difficult to detect whether it's changing appearance and becoming cancerous.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Steroids and keratolytics
Topical steroids, tar, salicylic acid, urea, glycolic acid, calcipotriene (vitamin d cream), petrolatum can all be helpful in treating psoriasis, usually best when used in combination.

In brief: Steroids and keratolytics
Topical steroids, tar, salicylic acid, urea, glycolic acid, calcipotriene (vitamin d cream), petrolatum can all be helpful in treating psoriasis, usually best when used in combination.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many possibilities
Many possibilities including atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, demodex folliculitis, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis.
See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Many possibilities
Many possibilities including atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, demodex folliculitis, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis.
See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Temporary disturbance
Laser pointers aimed at a person's eyes can cause temporary disturbance to vision.
Sustained exposure may possibly cause some permanent damage. When pointed at an aircraft at night, it may distract pilots and cause an accident so there are laws to Prohibit and punish this kind of activity.

In brief: Temporary disturbance
Laser pointers aimed at a person's eyes can cause temporary disturbance to vision.
Sustained exposure may possibly cause some permanent damage. When pointed at an aircraft at night, it may distract pilots and cause an accident so there are laws to Prohibit and punish this kind of activity.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
If enough tumescent Lidocaine solution is used with the proper amount of sedatives and analgesics (pain killers) then it can be relatively painless.
It's important to communicate with the doctor if you're in pain during the procedure if it's done under local. There is greater risk of complications under general anesthesia although you would not be conscious of any pain.

In brief: Depends
If enough tumescent Lidocaine solution is used with the proper amount of sedatives and analgesics (pain killers) then it can be relatively painless.
It's important to communicate with the doctor if you're in pain during the procedure if it's done under local. There is greater risk of complications under general anesthesia although you would not be conscious of any pain.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not so much
No, tattoos do not increase cancer risk.
In fact, as a permanent sunscreen, they may reduce the risk slightly.

In brief: Not so much
No, tattoos do not increase cancer risk.
In fact, as a permanent sunscreen, they may reduce the risk slightly.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Complications uncommon
Complications are uncommon when done by an experienced practitioner. There can be many complications ranging from infection, bleeding, scarring, poor cosmetic result such as contour deformities, irregular surface, lumpiness, grooves, and even death.
It is safer to have the procedure performed under local anesthesia. There is greater risk of adverse complications and death under general anesthesia.

In brief: Complications uncommon
Complications are uncommon when done by an experienced practitioner. There can be many complications ranging from infection, bleeding, scarring, poor cosmetic result such as contour deformities, irregular surface, lumpiness, grooves, and even death.
It is safer to have the procedure performed under local anesthesia. There is greater risk of adverse complications and death under general anesthesia.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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