Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

Doctor Answers 21

SculpSure over tattoo is ok

This is a great question and I am sure there are many more people out there wondering the exact same thing.  Yes, SculpSure can safely be done over a tattoo.  

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

​ 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. 

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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!

Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS
Chicago General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

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, as long as the ink is not metallic.

Patricia DePoli, MD, FACS
Skokie Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 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 75 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.

Lawrence Eisenhauer, MD
Encinitas OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews


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

Michael S. DeWolfe, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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.

Keith Denkler, MD
Marin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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
4.4 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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