The Piqo4 has both nano and picosecond pulse durations. It also has 4 different wavelengths including the 1064nm which is needed to treat a black ink tattoo. It will take up to about 4 or 5 treatments to clear. The Piqo4 also has the highest power output of the lasers that treat tattoos. I will treat most tattoos with the R0 protocol which allows for up to 4 treatments in a single visit.
Picosure is one of the newest and most effective lasers for
tattoo removal; ask your physician about Picosure at your laser tattoo removal
From my professional experience I would recommend the PiQo4 laser for a tattoo that has black pigment. This laser uses picosecond technology and has 4 wavelengths including the 1064 wavelength which is ideal for black pigment. Pico lasers offer faster removal, less chance of scarring, and less chance of tattoo resistance. I have been practicing tattoo removal for 20 years and have 5 Pico lasers. I typically determine candidacy and pricing at a complimentary consultation.
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
This type of tattoo will get improvement with pico or q switched lasers. I suggest the r20 method, please see a physician with fellowship laser training. Best, Dr. Emer.
Hello, Thank you for including a photo. The way a laser rids the skin is it shatters the ink into tiny particles that your body then absorbs. This is accomplished by multiple treatments. The latest technology is the pico-second technology. The PicoWay Laser (Candela/Syneron) uses photoacoustic
impact/pressure waves rather than photothermal/heat.This process has less heat, therefore it is
more comfortable and the chances of hyperpigmentation are less.The Pico-second pulse shatters the ink into
even smaller particles, allowing the body to more easily absorb the ink. You should definitely wait a couple of months before you start to treat the tattoo. You should check in your area to see if this device is available, it us generally about half as many treatments necessary than the traditional Q-switch devices. You can click on the link below and find a provider in your zip code area.
Thank you for your question. I would recommend the Enlighten laser-it is a picosecond laser so it will be take less sessions than other lasers. Also the 1064 wavelength is the best wavelength for black ink.
Yes the tattoo can be removed. You must wait at least 3-4 month after you got the tattoo before removal can begin. The absolute best treatment is the Picosure laser. It can remove all colors, black does very well. It is 3 times faster than other lasers which means fewer treatments and there is no scarring. Find a doctor with a Picosure laser.