Tattoo removal is a fairly difficult process, requiring numerous rounds of specialized laser treatments, and should be done only by medical professionals. In search of faster and easier treatments, glycolic acid peel has been advocated by some non-professionals for this purpose.
Glycolic acid aeel, a form of Chemical peel, is used for treatment of acne, acne scars, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, photo-aging, and seborrhea.
The case presented below is of a young female who had glycolic acid directly injected into the tattoo areas by a non-physician. Unfortunately, the injections caused a severe adverse reaction in the skin that lead to formation of numerous keloids.