Please help can this tattoo be removed by a q switch laser? (photo)

I recently made the dumbest mistake of my life by getting this cover up.. As you can see it is multi coloured and I really just want it all gone.. The ink used was eternal ink and I would just like to find out if this can be removed by the nd yag q switch laser?

Doctor Answers 1

Use the Best Technology Available

This tattoo can be removed, but it will take a long time.  I recommend finding someone with a PicoSure Laser for several reasons:  

1) The tattoo is new, so your body hasn’t begun the process of breaking down the ink yet.  

2) It is a cover-up, so there is a LOT of ink in your skin.  

3) It is multi-colored, which presents a problem for the older lasers, including Q-Switch, but PicoSure Laser will remove all colors of ink  

4) you are much less likely to experience side effects such as burns, scarring or hypopigmentation  

5) Because the PicoSure breaks the ink particles into much tinier particles that a Q-switch does, the tattoos will clear in half the treatments (or less)  

We recommend finding an experienced physician in your area.  Treatment prices vary by market.  The cost for picosecond treatments will be higher, but you should need less than half the treatments compared to a  nanosecond laser so it will save you money and time in the long run.

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