Can my tattoo be completely removed or removed enough so it's not visible? (photos)
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Dr. Daniel Ritacca
Removal of Multi Color Tattoo
There are some very bright colors here and by the appearance I think a Ruby laser in addition to an Nd:yag with high peak power will be needed to remove this tattoo completely. Multiple wavelengths of laser will be needed. We utilize the Astanza Trinity system (2 lasers, 3 wavelengths, highest peak power of any on the market including the Picosecond lasers). I disagree that you need to wait. Tattoo removal can begin as soon as the skin has healed from the tattoo procedure itself. You can email Astanza laser through their website- they will tell you who has this system closest to you geographically.
Lisa Vuich, MD
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We use a new Pico laser that actually removes colors. Reds and blues do come out but may take quite a few sessions. The greens are the ones that are more difficult. Some new filters are coming out this Summer that can target the green colors better. From the picture it looks like your tattoo is blue and red so it should lighten up with the right laser.
See if anyone in your area carries a Pico Laser and specifically mention the colors. These lasers are fairly new and expensive so you may need to travel a few miles. Best of luck!
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