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

Behrooz Barikbin, Zahra Akbari, Somayeh Hejazi




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