Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

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​ SculpSure over a tattoo

Thank you for your question. Yes, it is safe to have SculpSure done over a tattoo. The laser targets the fat cells in the subcutaneous fat layer. It will not affect your tattoo. 

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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SculpSure over tattooed areas

The laser wavelength of the SculpSure device is designed to target adipocytes or fat cells and should not affect your tattoos.  In fact is essentially "color-blind" to the pigment in your tattoos.  Hope this helps!

Tattoos and sculpsure

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.

Yes tattoes laser wave length is different, making it safe for the ink and the fat at the same time. 

Wishing you the best in your journey

Yes, SculpSure is Safe Over Tattoos

SculpSure uses a specific wavelength that targets fat cells. This wavelength does not target pigment in the skin and is safe to treat over tattoos.

Patricia DePoli, MD, FACS
Skokie Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

SculpSure is safe over tattoos

SculpSure is the world's first FDA designated laser for non surgical fat reduction.  It takes only 24 minutes for the treatment which is not painful, there is no down time and an individual can resume all normal activity immediately.  This type of laser is not affected by the color of the skin or any pigments in the skin (tattoos), so it can be use safely over tattoos!

Good Luck!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

SculpSure over tattoo ?

Because of the wavelength of this laser, the skin is transparent: caucasian, african-american, native etc including yellow, green, red, blue pigments etc. It targets the fat below the skin. You are good to go.


SculpSure is safe over tattoos!  Absolutely. The laser wavelength utilized doesn't target pigment which will bypass tattoo ink. 

Established tattoo is ok

An established tattoo can safely have the Sculpsure treatment as the wavelength and treatment energy are different from a tattoo laser.

Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

Thank you for your question.

Yes, SculpSure can safely be performed over all tattoo.

Saul Lahijani, MD
Los Angeles Physician
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

SculpSure is Safe Over Tattoos

Yes, SculpSure can be performed over a tattoo without impacting it in any way. The SculpSure laser utilizes the wavelength of 1060 mm which specifically targets fat and does not impact the overlying skin including tattoo pigment.

Scott Chapin, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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