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LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, volume: 2020, number: 1Volume: 2020
ISSN (web): 1855-9921

CASE REPORT: Treatment of a Traumatic Facial Tattoo

Natalia Shanina, Alexander Vladimirovich Patrushev, Dmitry Vitalievic Makhonya, Anže Zorman


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Not all tattoos are placed intentionally or for cosmetic purposes. Traumatic tattoos are areas of abnormal skin pigmentation caused by embedded foreign particles. Many different techniques have been proposed in the past for late traumatic tattoo removal, nowadays lasers have become golden standard for tattoo removal. A two-step procedure involving fractional resurfacing plus Q-switched laser appears to increase tattoo clearance, eliminate blistering, shorten recovery, and diminish treatment-induced hypopigmentation. We present a case of traumatic facial tattoo successfully treated with two step procedure, resulting in a great patient satisfaction and with a complete disappearance of the lesion without any side effects.

CASE REPORT: Treatment of a Traumatic Facial Tattoo

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