Is that normal to get skin discoloration after Tattoo Removal treatment?
Doctor Answers 4
Brown color after tattoo removal
This pigmentation is just like a tan. The pigment producing cells get stimulated from the laser and make more pigment in the area. This pigment fades with time.
Be patient and the skin should return to normal color within a few months. If it's not fading your doctor should be able to help you with a medicated cream to fade it quicker.
If the correct laser and setting is used you should not get any skin discoloration.You should go back to your doctor any consider a different type of laser. You would be a great candidate for the Alex Trivantage laser. This laser is the only one on the market that can target colors.
Yes, skin colour changes are not uncommon
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
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