Is it okay to have a steroid injection to flatten a scarred hypertrophic tattoo?

Is it okay to have a steroid injection to flatten a scarred hypertrophic tattoo?

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Replied on 9/4/2010

By: Rejuve  |  John Tang, M.D.
Saratoga, CA

Yes, you can do this but the tattoo may lighten over time.

Replied on 9/3/2010

By: Celibre Medical Corporation  |  Laser Dermatology & Injections
Torrance, CA

This does sound like a situation where a steroid injection could help.

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