Tattoo Keloids

Tattoo removal is a fairly difficult process, requiring numerous rounds of treatment with laser, etc. and should be done only by medical professionals. In search of faster and easier treatments, glycolic acid peel has been advocated by some for this purpose.

Glycolic Acid Peel, also known as Chemical peels have been time-tested and are commonly used for treatment of acne, acne scars, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, photo-aging, and seborrhea.  In our keloid practice, we have encountered two cases of keloid formation as a result of injections of glycolic acid directly into the skin.

Tattoo Keloids

Tattoo Keloids

Tattoo Keloids

Keloid formation at the side of skin tattooing

Treating these keloids will be an extremely difficult and time consuming task.