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Niger Postgrad Med J. 2019 Oct-Dec;26(4):244-246. doi: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_88_19.

Multiple pigmented macules as a sequel of cosmetic lip micro-pigmentation: New clinical presentation of tattoo reactions.

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1
Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
2
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
3
Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
4
Student Research Committee, School of Pharmacy, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
5
Student Research Committee, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Cosmetic tattooing using micro-pigmentation has gained popularity in recent years. Tattoos can cause a broad range of clinical and psychosocial problems. Several medical complications may arise after tattooing. A 35-year-old female was referred with an 8-week history of grey-to-smoky hyperpigmentation of permanent makeup of lips and lip lines. Histopathological examination revealed lichenoid lymphocytic infiltrations in the dermis. Clinical and histopathological findings were compatible with the diagnosis of multiple pigmented macules as a sequel of cosmetic lip micro-pigmentation. Here, we report the first case of lichenoid-type tattoo reactions with new presentation as multiple asymptomatic pigmented macules after lip tattooing. The current report emphasises the requirement of a skin biopsy of all tattoo reactions. Considering the new component in the tattoo material, a dermatologist should be aware of the new clinical presentation of tattoo reactions that may occur.

KEYWORDS:

Histopathological examination; lichenoid reactions; micro-pigmentation; tattoo

PMID:
31621666
DOI:
10.4103/npmj.npmj_88_19
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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