How many sessions will it take to remove a red ink tattoo? (photos)
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Red Tattoo Ink Is Difficult to Remove
Unfortunately, red ink is a difficult pigment to remove. However, I have used the PicoWay laser to successfully remove red ink many times. Given the size of your tattoo and richness of color, it will probably take at least 5 or 6 sessions, particularly since the tattoo is located on the neck, where skin may be extra sensitive. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to be evaluated in person and determine your best plan.
A consultation will tell.
There are many factors that influence this cost, and how fast it can be removed. At our practice we would want to physically see the tattoo, know the age of the tattoo, and evaluate your skin type. This is why a consultation is so important before a procedure is preformed. But just seeing your picture, we know the Picosure system can remove this tattoo.
Tattoo Removal -- Pico/Q Switched Laser
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It can take 5 or 6 sessions to remove this tattoo depending on the quality of the red ink used. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Treating Red Tattoo Ink
Thanks for your question. It is impossible to predict how many sessions it will take to remove any tattoo. Based on our experience, we definitely recommend a picosecond laser with 532 nm wavelength. For PicoSure, this wavelength is an upgrade over the original models and was added specifically for treating some red inks. The PicoSure Laser is new technology and will generally remove tattoos in half the treatments (or less!) required by older lasers, without the risk of burning and with much, much lower risk of hypopigmentation.