Ablative Fractional CO2 Laser may be a Novel Treatment for Tattoo Allergic Reaction

Behrooz Barikbin--- Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Zahra Akbari--- Department of Dermatology, Razi hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Somayeh Hejazi--- Department of Dermatology, Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



A 47 year-old woman presented with eight-month history of tattoo allergic reaction of eyebrows after botulinum toxin A injection that was resistant to oral, topical and intralesional injection of corticosteroids. Multiple sessions of treatment with CO2 fractional laser resulted in significant flattening of allergic papules and plaques as well as reduction of tattoo pigmentation


CO2 laser; tattoo; allergic reaction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/2010.v3i3.2840

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