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Case 2: Scarring After Tattoo Removal

Case 2: Scarring After Tattoo Removal

Three carbon dioxide laser treatments were used to remove a 35-year-old woman's tattoo (A). Four months after the procedures, significant scarring was noted at the site (B). To reduce scarring, intralesional corticosteroids can be given. Newer, less invasive techniques, such as Nd:YAG laser or alexandrite laser therapy, are less likely to cause scarring.

 
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