Thank you for your question. PicoSure is a great laser for tattoo
removal. There are many factors that determine how many sessions of the
PicoSure will be effective for your tattoo removal. Although black is an easy
ink color to remove, it can take longer deepening on how densely the tattoo was
placed. Typically it takes 3-6 treatments of the PicoSure laser to fully remove
a tattoo and some patients have required up to 12. Just give it more time and
speak to your doctor about your concerns.
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your concern. My preference for tattoo removal is the PiQo4 laser which is a 4 wavelength Pico laser. We have been seeing tattoos come off faster and safer then with older laser systems.
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
Hi CA, it's understandable that you are frustrated with your progress. As a practitioner, we try to give you the best estimate possible for the number of treatments required, but with your dark ink, we would have suggested it would be 6-12 treatments.
The type of laser used and the way in which the treatments are performed also make a difference, so perhaps the office doing the treatment is not that experienced.
To see examples of tattoo before and after photos in Irvine, CA (treated at our Orange, CA office), please click on the link below.