Keloids Caused by Tattoo Removal:
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 peel, a form of chemical peel, is topically applied to the skin 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. This process led to the formation of several linear keloids.