I want part of my tattoo removed but I'm black and I am concerned that I will have problems getting the tattoo removed, especially with Picosure laser

Is Picosure still a good option for me without bad side effects? It's all black ink, mostly shading on my chest.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Original You Advanced Laser

The best answer to your question is to be evaluated by a professional. It is highly advisable to seek a medical professional's advice and care for removing a tattoo, especially on darker skin types. There are other options than PicoSure out there now. For darker skin types we always emphasize the importance of only using a 1064nm wavelength and using lower energy settings to reduce the chance of complications.

Published on Dec 06, 2017

Answered by Original You Advanced Laser

The best answer to your question is to be evaluated by a professional. It is highly advisable to seek a medical professional's advice and care for removing a tattoo, especially on darker skin types. There are other options than PicoSure out there now. For darker skin types we always emphasize the importance of only using a 1064nm wavelength and using lower energy settings to reduce the chance of complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties

Your skin color can be safely treated. You need to ensure that the clinic is experienced with tattoo removal. We recommend a medical office based practice rather than a spa. We use the Cutera Enlighten PicoGenesis laser, as it has a good effect on all skin colors. It is important to wait between treatments (8+) weeks to promote good skin healing and to condition the skin between treatments. Typically the first treatment is with nanosecond wavelength to break up larger ink molecules, and then as the tattoo fades use the picosecond wavelength. Again, experience is the key to successful removal.

Published on Nov 30, 2017

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

Your skin color can be safely treated. You need to ensure that the clinic is experienced with tattoo removal. We recommend a medical office based practice rather than a spa. We use the Cutera Enlighten PicoGenesis laser, as it has a good effect on all skin colors. It is important to wait between treatments (8+) weeks to promote good skin healing and to condition the skin between treatments. Typically the first treatment is with nanosecond wavelength to break up larger ink molecules, and then as the tattoo fades use the picosecond wavelength. Again, experience is the key to successful removal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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