Better to change Doctor? Laser tattoo removal, PicoSure? (Photo)
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PicoSure - Tattoo Removal
Thank you for your question. It is very disappointing to have such results after 5 treatments after Picosure. The ink in your tattoo seems to be very deep, thus an ablative fractional treatment with Q-switched or Pico2nd lasers may be required on the area. I recommend you see an expert in laser treatments determine the best treatment plan for you.
This tattoo will respond best to Q-Swtiched or Picosecond 1064nm lasers.
Tattoo Removal -- Pico/Q Switched Laser
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Picosecond lasers have claimed to remove tattoos in fewer sessions due to their faster pulse capabilities. The fact is that this is not necessarily the case. They do sacrifice some peak power in order to get that quicker pulse, and so they can get stuck on resistant ink as well. So, you can certainly go that route to see if it works better BUT I wouldn't pay a whole lot more per session for it.
Best, Lisa Vuich, MD
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