My suggestion is to
learn more about the Picosure laser for tattoo removal. The Picosure will
permanently remove your tattoo without causing harm to the surrounding tissue.
Consult with your doctor in order to determine if this is the best option for
you. Good luck!
No matter the laser type, even the very best one on the market now, will leave a bit of smearing or shadowing behind. There is no laser out there that 100% removes a tattoo and leaves your skin looking like nothing was there before. Someday maybe a device will exist and we've certainly come a long way in the past decade, but at this point in time, a perfect tattoo removal laser is not available.
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Laser tattoo removal works but you need to select the right treating physician who has a good understanding of laser tissue interactions. Black, and red will do well. Green and blue will be slower to clear.
Red, greens, and blues can all be successfully treated now with the new tattoo removal lasers. It may take several treatments to completely remove the pigment and some tattoos are more difficult than others to remove. I use the Candela TriVantage Laser and have had great results with all of these colors. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified physician with experience with tattoo removal.
Thank you for your question. With tattoo removal you always have the risk of residual ink being left behind. Red and greens are the most difficult to remove normally, it also will depend on the type of ink used by your tattoo artist. I would speak with your laser technician about how many treatments it might take and their succsess rate with tattoos like yours.