Does laser light therapy remove tattoo pigment?

Can laser light therapy be used for tattoo removal?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

No it cannot. The lasers for tattoo removal are Qswitched nano and pico-second wavelengths. Using IPL light therapy will most likely cause a burn.

Published on Dec 19, 2017

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

No it cannot. The lasers for tattoo removal are Qswitched nano and pico-second wavelengths. Using IPL light therapy will most likely cause a burn.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

A Q switch laser can break down the pigment from tattoos and be better for some colors than others. It can be painful and require many treatments. Not all tattoos can be removed with this laser especially tattoos with yellow and green pigments.

Published on Oct 30, 2009

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

A Q switch laser can break down the pigment from tattoos and be better for some colors than others. It can be painful and require many treatments. Not all tattoos can be removed with this laser especially tattoos with yellow and green pigments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

Only laser systems that are design for this specific use should be used by experienced health professionals. Furthermore 100% return to normal skin color cannot be expected. It should also be noted that tattoo in black and dark blue respond better than other colors.
Tattoos in white, yellow and red and not good candidates for removal by laser.

Published on Oct 29, 2009

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Answered by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

Only laser systems that are design for this specific use should be used by experienced health professionals. Furthermore 100% return to normal skin color cannot be expected. It should also be noted that tattoo in black and dark blue respond better than other colors.
Tattoos in white, yellow and red and not good candidates for removal by laser.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

A "Q switch" laser can break down the pigment from tatoo's and be good for some colors more than others. It is however fairly expensive, painful and requires many treatments.

Published on Oct 29, 2009

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

A "Q switch" laser can break down the pigment from tatoo's and be good for some colors more than others. It is however fairly expensive, painful and requires many treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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