Is Raised and Itching Skin Normal After Tattoo Removal? (photos)
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Itching and swelling is completely normal after having your laser tattoo removal. Hydro cortisone cream will help you with the itching and will bring down the swelling. From the pictures, I do not see any blisters so you should not have any problem with scarring. I would recommend having a follow up visit with the physician who treated you. Best, Dr. Green
Thank you for your question in regards to tattoo removal. Blistering is not apparent in the photos you have poster, so scarring typically would not be expected once healed. Itching and a “raised” tattoo can happen to some patients after treatments. First treatments are both diagnostic and therapeutic, meaning it will give the provider an idea of how your skin will react along with an improvement of the tattoo. It makes sense that this occurred after your second treatment since the laser settings will typically advance after each treatment. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.
Raised Tattoo after Laser Treatment
You can be having a localized reaction. Using a topical hydrocortisone cream will help with the itching and swelling. I do not see any blisters so you should not have any scarring. I recommend having this evaluated by your treating physician.
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