2000
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.136.2.269
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Scarring Following Q-Switched Laser Treatment of "Double Tattoos"

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“…Although there is no known treatment for chrysiasis, Yun and colleagues were able to produce clearing of laser‐induced hyperpigmentation in an individual with chrysiasis using a long‐pulse ruby laser . Individuals should also be questioned about the presence of “double tattoos” because these may be associated with greater risk of scarring after laser treatment . Appropriate pretreatment counseling with regard to realistic expectations, possible adverse outcomes, and cost of treatment is of utmost importance to ensure patient satisfaction.…”
Section: Types Of Tattoosmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Although there is no known treatment for chrysiasis, Yun and colleagues were able to produce clearing of laser‐induced hyperpigmentation in an individual with chrysiasis using a long‐pulse ruby laser . Individuals should also be questioned about the presence of “double tattoos” because these may be associated with greater risk of scarring after laser treatment . Appropriate pretreatment counseling with regard to realistic expectations, possible adverse outcomes, and cost of treatment is of utmost importance to ensure patient satisfaction.…”
Section: Types Of Tattoosmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…64 Individuals should also be questioned about the presence of "double tattoos" because these may be associated with greater risk of scarring after laser treatment. 66 Appropriate pretreatment counseling with regard to realistic expectations, possible adverse outcomes, and cost of treatment is of utmost importance to ensure patient satisfaction. Patients should understand that multiple treatments will be required and that complete clearance cannot be guaranteed.…”
Section: Laser Treatmentmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Another frequent side effect is scarring following treatment of multi-layered tattoos [65]. Many people apply a second camouflage tattoo ('retattoo') over an undesired first tattoo [66].…”
Section: Adverse Events Associated With Q-switched Lasersmentioning
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“…Scarring may be more common following treatment of “double tattoos”—tattoos placed over preexisting tattoos. Two patients with double tattoos developed hemorrhagic bullae with subsequent atrophic and hypertrophic scarring after one treatment with QS ruby and alexandrite lasers 12 . The high intensity of pigment in the double tattoos presumably leads to greater energy absorption and heat production with consequent dermal damage.…”
Section: Thermally Induced Damage and Inflammatory Changesmentioning
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“…Two patients with double tattoos developed hemorrhagic bullae with subsequent atrophic and hypertrophic scarring after one treatment with QS ruby and alexandrite lasers. 12 The high intensity of pigment in the double tattoos presumably leads to greater energy absorption and heat production with consequent dermal damage. Use of lower fluences to treat these patients may therefore be prudent.…”
Section: Thermally Induced Damage and Inflammatory Changesmentioning
confidence: 99%