Our expert says:
Hi Dianne, thank you for the question.
I would definitely advise no ‘laser’ treatments while on Roaccutane and for the 6 months after stopping the tablets.
Generally speaking you should heal the same way as any other form of surgery (scar) when the tattoo is removed. Your best option would be to consult a plastic surgeon who can examine the tattoos (and the surrounding skin) and give you a more accurate indication of the extent of healing, scarring, and if the skin would look ‘pulled’. The scarring on the lower back and the shoulder should heal well but my suggestion is to undergo Omnilux treatment sessions just before the surgery and during the healing phase as studies have shown superior wound healing with little to no scar formation.
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