PicoWay for large, dark and dense black tribal tattoo?

have a very large, dense and dark black tribal tattoo which covers my upper arm. What would be the best laser to use for this removal? I intend to have a cover up once the tattoo has faded enough. There is a very high end skin specialist clinic that has the picoway laser. The rest of the clinics seem to have the older Q-switch lasers. Any ideas on how many sessions to fade for a cover up? Very large and dark tattoo with fair skin. Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers 2

Tribal Tattoo

The Picoway works amazing on black ink.  The 1064 can be used on skin types 1-6 and works great on black ink.  It may take a few sessions to go away completely but you will be amazed at how fast and how well it works. 

Tribal Tattoo

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The Picoway works amazing on black ink.  The 1064 can be used on skin types 1-6 and works great on black ink.  It may take a few sessions to go away completely but you will be amazed at how fast and how well it works. 

Picoway for tattoo removal

This is a great laser and should work for your tattoo. It will take a minimum of 5 treatment. All black is a good tattoo to remove. The process takes several months because 6-8 weeks are between treatments.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Picoway for tattoo removal

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This is a great laser and should work for your tattoo. It will take a minimum of 5 treatment. All black is a good tattoo to remove. The process takes several months because 6-8 weeks are between treatments.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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