Can very densily pigmented black tattoos be completely removed?

I understand that black tattoos are the easiest to remove because they absorb the entire spectrum of light that the Laser outputs, but I was wondering, can very dark (heavily pigmented tribal tattoos) be completely removed from lower legs? I realize it will obviously take more sessions, but how many?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties

You are correct. We proceed with caution as we want to maintain the skin integrity so that the laser can penetrate. Thickened skin reduces the laser's ability to penetrate the skin. Some artists are pushing a lot of ink into their tattoos, so yes, it may take more treatments. We also may allow a bit longer between treatments to ensure complete healing. 6 weeks is usual, but often we may wait 8 or more.

Published on May 11, 2016

Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties (View Profile)

You are correct. We proceed with caution as we want to maintain the skin integrity so that the laser can penetrate. Thickened skin reduces the laser's ability to penetrate the skin. Some artists are pushing a lot of ink into their tattoos, so yes, it may take more treatments. We also may allow a bit longer between treatments to ensure complete healing. 6 weeks is usual, but often we may wait 8 or more.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Yes, the immune system does the removal. A better functioning immune system removes ink better. Nutrition, lifestyle and circulation are all factors that can affect the immune system. Combining nutrition, lifestyle changes and herbal nutrients proven to affect the immune system, we believe, results in better clearance.

For instance, a patient had visible improvement between sessions until one day the progression stopped. We asked: What happened? Why does it look almost the same? What changed? Apparently she had gone on diabetes medication. Similarly, a patient's lifestyle can hamper the results of treatment. Thats why, for example, studies have shown smokers respond much slower to tattoo removal.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

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Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Yes, the immune system does the removal. A better functioning immune system removes ink better. Nutrition, lifestyle and circulation are all factors that can affect the immune system. Combining nutrition, lifestyle changes and herbal nutrients proven to affect the immune system, we believe, results in better clearance.

For instance, a patient had visible improvement between sessions until one day the progression stopped. We asked: What happened? Why does it look almost the same? What changed? Apparently she had gone on diabetes medication. Similarly, a patient's lifestyle can hamper the results of treatment. Thats why, for example, studies have shown smokers respond much slower to tattoo removal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by McGuiness Dermatology

The more pigment present, the more treatments usually needed to remove the tattoo. Lower legs may be slower also. It is very difficult to accurately predict how many laser treatments will be needed to remove a tattoo. Two things are for certain: The Picosure laser treats all tattoo colors, and it has been proven that treatment of tattoos with the Picosure laser generally takes one half the number of treatments as any other tattoo removal laser.

Published on Jan 25, 2014

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Answered by McGuiness Dermatology

The more pigment present, the more treatments usually needed to remove the tattoo. Lower legs may be slower also. It is very difficult to accurately predict how many laser treatments will be needed to remove a tattoo. Two things are for certain: The Picosure laser treats all tattoo colors, and it has been proven that treatment of tattoos with the Picosure laser generally takes one half the number of treatments as any other tattoo removal laser.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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