Fresh tattoo. How long should I wait for laser removal to decrease chances of scarring & hypo/hyper pigmentation? (Photo)
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Tattoo Removal -- Pico/Q Switched Laser
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
Laser for black tattoo
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Black ink ink is the easiest to remove and treatments are typically performed 6 weeks apart. Using older q switched technology it may take longer up to 6 to 8 treatments unless the R20 method is utilized which can shorten the number of treatments. See the link for the R20 method
the newer picosure technology may remove it a little quicker however it may still take up to 6 sessions
pigment changes and scarring risk although low is a potential risk with all laser based technology. The lighter the skin type the less the risk. It is important to take care of the area while it is healing and to avoid getting tanned or sun exposure while continuing the treatments
All the best
You can begin to remove this tattoo immediately. Since it looks like it will take several sessions you should consult a specialist now. Best, Dr. Green
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