Can tattoo removal treat tribal tattoos?

I have some dark tribal style tattoos as well as scarification that has tattoo pigment in the raised scars. What removal methods are available? Can they reduce the raised nature of the scarification, as well?

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

To your first question of will laser tattoo removal work for tribal tattoos, the answer is that it should work fine. Not knowing the source of the ink or how deeply it is deposited in the skin creates some uncertainty, but the probable answer is that it will work fine.

The raised scars you noted can be treated with steroid injections. While this is a good treatment method, it does not always create a smaller scar. There is some variability in the response.

Published on Dec 09, 2009

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

To your first question of will laser tattoo removal work for tribal tattoos, the answer is that it should work fine. Not knowing the source of the ink or how deeply it is deposited in the skin creates some uncertainty, but the probable answer is that it will work fine.

The raised scars you noted can be treated with steroid injections. While this is a good treatment method, it does not always create a smaller scar. There is some variability in the response.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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