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How does tattoo removal look on African American skin?

What type of scar is left on African American skin after either regular or laser tattoo removal?

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Replied on 7/20/2010

By: Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal  |  
Alexandria, VA


The greatest risk is hypopigmentation, that means ending up with a lighter area where the tattoo was. ?Depending on how dark your skin is, the laser will bleach out what ever it touches. ?I have been able to safely remove tattoos from people with darker skin, Skin Types IV-V, but there is always a risk of the pigment oxidizing. ?I will do a test spot initially to see if the laser is appropriate treatment.


Replied on 7/20/2010

By: Celibre Medical Corporation  |  Laser Tattoo Removal
Torrance, CA


If done correctly, there should be no scarring after tattoo removal on African American skin. The issue of scarring is why it is so important to find an experienced facility with more than one laser for these treatments.


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