Help for self harm scars that were poorly altered with medical tattooing (Photo)

About 13 years ago, I made the awful choice to self harm. I am left with large scars on my thighs, which I have been incredibly self conscious about over the years. I have tried many treatments, including creams, Fraxel laser, and ultimately medical tattooing. I went for one tattoo treatment about 2 months ago, and I am very unhappy with the results. The scars are orange and don't match my skin at all. I'm afraid to go back to the person who did this. What can I do?? I'm desperate.

Doctor Answers 2

Surgical scar revision for your cutting scars

These permanent cutting scars can be improved with IIT, fractional lasers, ematrix RF, and surgical scar revision. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Scars on Body -- Fraxel/Microneedling, Sculptra/Fat/Bellafill, Subcision, Pulsed Dye Laser; Medical Tattooing

It is very challenging to improve these scars, but lasers, microneedling and tattooing all can help.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

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