Question about Laser Tattoo Removal: i have been researching tattoo removal and understand that blistering q863

Question:

I have been researching tattoo removal, and understand that blistering can occur after treatment. I have seen photos of unusually large blisters (size of a small apple) . Photo is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drawing_with_crayons/1850664189/
Has this happened with your patients, is this normal? As I have a tattoo on my lower back it will be very difficult sleeping/dressing if I blistered so severely.

Answer:

This is an impressive blister! Although possible, it is not the norm. Usually we don’t use such high levels of treatment on the first treatment, so that this does not happen. Normally, it does take about 1 to 2 weeks to heal from each session, and during this time there is some mild swelling, redness, scabbing (and sometimes blistering). 

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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