Number of laser tattoo removal sessions for this tattoo? (photo)
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PicoSure - Tattoo Removal
Thank you for your question and photographs. In my office, I like to use Picosure laser which has a short pulse duration that exceeds photothermal action and results in an intense photomechanical impact. It works best on darker inks such as black and blue. The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo can range from 6-10 sessions. I recommend you consult with an expert to determine the best treatment plan for you. All the best!
Laser Tattoo Removal
Number of sessions for tattoo removal
Your photo shows a professionally done tattoo on an extremity. Even though it does not contain different colors, those features alone predict the need for 5+ sessions. It will further vary based on the device used (what is the peak power of the laser, what are the spot size options which impact how deep the energy can go, etc..) and the skill of the provider in terms of selection of settings (experience, training). Sessions should be 8 weeks apart for an extremity tattoo.Best,Lisa Vuich, MD
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