Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
SACKS, Tatiana and BARCAUI, Carlos. Laser and intense pulsed light: induction and treatment of allergic reactions related to tattoos. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2004, vol.79, n.6, pp. 709-714. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962004000600007.
The authors describe two cases of allergic reactions related to tattoos, in which laser and intense pulsed light had an important role in inducing and treating these allergic reactions. In the first case, the patient developed eczematous lesions at the site of the red pigment used in tattooing. After several unsuccessful therapeutic attempts, intense pulsed light was used. It successfully removed the red pigment and treated the allergy symptoms. In the second case, the authors describe a case of anaphylactic reaction precipitated by the long pulse Nd:YAD laser.
Keywords : hypersensitivity; lasers; tattooing.