Q&A: What can I do to help with scars from removed tattoos?
posted on 7/23/2015
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I have two scars on my arms - one looks like a band but does not go all the way around and the other one is on my other arm and is pretty small in size. I have the scars as a result of tattoos removed surgically years ago. However, I am not pleased with the way the scars look and was hoping there was a way to make them at least look less noticeable, or to the point where I don't feel self conscious about them anymore. What can I do?
The options will be based on the scars. This is a difficult question to answer without seeing the area of concern. I would strongly suggest a consultation so that you may receive accurate information.
--Steven S Carp, MD, FACS
Without seeing the scars you are referencing, it is difficult to comment on revision. I suggest you see a plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation.
--Todd Koch, MD
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