I had laser tattoo removal 2 days ago on my upper arm which is healing nicely but under my arm has appeared bruising? (photo)

I had my first tattoo laser removal 2 days which went fine and the tattoo is healing nicely but tonight I noticed on the underside of my arm heavy bruising and mild swelling?

Doctor Answers 1

Skin color changes unknown etiology

What you describe, and what is pictured in the photo, is generally not seen after tattoo removal. I would assume it is unrelated unless it was due to positioning of the arm during the laser procedure i.e. an indirect effect rather than a direct effect. Best to consult with your physician and laser provider for further advice.
Lisa Vuich, MD


Nashua Physician
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