Tattoo Removal: Q&AAsk a Question
2 Doctor Answers | Asked by Triumph479 in now
Tattoos can be removed from African Americans with Lasers. However an in depth consultation is required so that you fully understand the risks and benefits of the treatment. It is also important to understand the number of treatments required. Hypo pigmentation is a risk of the treatment even with the 'forgiving' 1064 NdYag laser. I have also utilized the Ruby laser with success- although theoretically it should have more side effects .
Hello, Laser treatment can be very effective for tattoo removal on African American skin. I would seek someone with specifically a q switched 1064 YAG laser for this purpose. This laser is the most forgiving for pigment when it comes to tattoo removal on ethnic skin types. Also the colors involved in the tattoo may be a factor as black ink does the best. Hope this helps. Dr. D