Bumps/hives in the tattoed/laser treated area (Photo)

I had my first laser removal treatment done 2 weeks ago on my full sleeve. 2 weeks later (yesterday) some bumps/hives showed up in the treated tattooed area closer to my wrist, and it does itch. I started taking an otc antihistamine (reactine), but I find it odd that the bumps are restricted to only being inside the tattooed area and not anywhere else around the body. Is this something that is consistent with a common allergy or should I view it as some serious skin condition developing?

Doctor Answers 2

Laser tattoo removal risks

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You should have a follow up exam with your provider. You can be developing scarring, therefore I would advise you to have it checked by your provider or any other board certified physician. Best of luck! 

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Bumps from tattoo removal

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This doesn't appear to be an allergy. This could be just part of the healing process or early scar formation. Please discuss with your provider. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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