A 49-year-old member asked:
Will getting tattoo removed be more difficult on darker skin?
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Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Needs experienced MD: Laser tattoo removal in darker skin requires a lowering of the laser energy ( at times 1/2 or more) and increasing the time between treatments. I prefer a min of 12 weeks and in some cases 20. Black ink is safest but red requires a laser that will likely remove pigment leaving behind lightened skin even white skin where the red ink was. I have an article coming up in urban ink discussing this
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Last updated May 23, 2014
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