Is it a sarcoidal foreign-body granuloma or a cutaneous sarcoidosis on a permanent eyebrow make-up?

Demirci G. , Mansur A. T. , Yildiz S., Guelec A. T.

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY, cilt.18, sa.1, ss.50-52, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/14764172.2015.1052516
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.50-52


Permanent make-up is a kind of cosmetic tattoo in which the colorants (pigments) are deposited in dermis after piercing the skin by tiny solid needles. It may cause some adverse effects such as local inflammation, infection, and allergic reactions on the skin and even systemic adverse effects such as sarcoidal reactions. Here the case of a 34-year-old woman who has some yellowish hard shiny papules on her eyebrows after having a permanent make-up is described. The histopathological examinations of the papules are diagnosed as sarcoidal foreign-body reactions. All the laboratory investigations were in normal limits except a mild elevation in angiotensin converting enzyme or ACE level. The lesions mostly improved after topical corticosteroid treatment. Sarcoidal foreign-body reaction due to permanent make-up is discussed with this presentation.