There are many variables that factor into how quickly a tattoo is removed. The depth of the tattoo, the density of the ink and the types of colors used are the three primary factors that influence how quickly results are achieved. The location of the tattoo can also affect results. Black tattoo inks tend to absorb the laser light more readily than certain other colors and thus respond more quickly to the treatments. The new PicoSure laser is very effective at removing even difficult to remove colors like greens, blues, and yellows! The even more powerful PiQ0-4 laser is excellent for removing black, red and blue colors.
Results vary significantly. Your body’s immune system continues to clear the ink fragments from the skin; it may take one to three years for complete clearance. With the new Picosecond lasers tattoo clearance typically occurs twice as fast and with half as many treatments.
The duration of each individual treatment also varies depending on the size of the tattoo, but treatments typically take 5 to 10 minutes.