Keloid Formation After Laser Tattoo Removal:
Tattooing procedure causes deep injury to skin. In individuals who are prone to form keloids, tattooing can trigger keloid formation. Laser Tattoo Removal, a very commonly used practice to remove tattoos, can also trigger keloid formation. Below is an image of such a keloid that formed after Laser tattoo removal. Treating such a keloid is very challenging.
Those who are prone to form keloids, or those with a family history of keloids should avoid getting tattoos. If a tattoo or laser procedure must be done, it is best to do a trial test, by treating a very small portion of the tattoo, and allowing several weeks to pass and observe the area. This approach with limit formation of keloids in those who might be at increased risk for keloid formation.