Centers tattoos would be losing an opportunity to detect skin cancer when drawing on moles or spots , hindering the diagnosis by the dermatologist, according to a survey of 42 tattooists conducted by the University of Pittsburgh, in the United States, and published in JAMA Dermatology in its latest issue.
The results of this study show that only 43 percent of these professionals are trained to work the skin with skin lesions and only 55 percent admit having rejected a customer for a skin problem even more for aesthetic reasons than health .
” It is a danger that anyone without training on skin care can inject substances into it, with the aggravating circumstance that there is no legislation on the material or permitted substances or regulations requiring quality control , ” he explains TodoDermo Ramon Grimalt, professor of Dermatology at the International University of Catalonia, member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology (AEDV) and author of the blog Grimalt . Following this research, Grimalt explained that “in consultations Dermatology reach many patients with infections, sepsis and granulomas malpractice” but also recognizes “that the vision may be biased because the doctor only come when there are complications and no when the tattoo is going well. ” Therefore, both Grimalt as the authors of that study, advise go to the dermatologist before getting a tattoo.
IMPORTANT PREVENTION IN THE PHARMACY
And how can the pharmacy involved in this process? José María Cachafeiro, head of the Cachafeiro pharmacy in Asturias says that “the simplest thing is to act preventively through leaflets and social networks because when patients come to the dispensary after tattooing it’s too late.” In addition, Cachafeiro recalls that the previous council is important because “a tattoo can aggravate conditions such as psoriasis.” To care for the tattooed skin , this expert in dermo recommends:
– Clean the area three times a day, preventing water from falling directly on it.
– Using neutral or antiseptic soaps without perfumes or alcohol.
– Do not scratch or rub or use sponge.
– Dry skin with gauze to touch, without dragging.
-Apply photoprotection quality and in the right amount.