Can larger, multicolored tattoos such as this be eliminated with the PicoSure laser technology available today? (Photo)

I have large, multi-color tattoos on my arm I would like to have removed. I am rather pale with a very healthy lifestyle and immune system. I would like to think the picosure can potentially remove these tattoos with enough patience over time. I will be attending law school soon and would like a cleaner look for my career. Any professional insight into the removal of this half sleeve will be appreciated.

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PicoSure for tattoo removal

Thanks for your question and photos. The number of treatments you will need to fully remove your tattoo will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the tattoo, ink color and depth of the tattoo. Since PicoSure™ is one hundred times faster than any other laser on the market, you will require fewer sessions overall in order to achieve your desired results. Even dark blue and green inks – which are usually the most difficult to remove – can be effectively cleared with less treatment.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Thank you for your question. I would recommend a multi-wavelength Pico laser for a tattoo with multiple colors. The PiQo4 laser has 4 wavelengths making it possible to treat 96% of colors. Certain colors respond best to certain wavelengths. I have been practicing tattoo removal for almost 20 years and have 5 Pico wavelengths.

Dr. Daniel Ritacca

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Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
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