Tattoo removal on skin of color requires a unique type of tattoo removal laser. Not all tattoo removal lasers should be used for people with darker skin types, as the wrong laser can actually remove the skin’s own pigment. It is important to visit a tattoo removal specialist, who has a variety of tattoo removal lasers, in order to provide the safest and most effective laser treatment for your skin type.
Which laser is best for tattoo removal on skin of color?
Undoubtedly, the best tattoo removal laser for use on skin of color is at Q-switched Nd:Yag 1064 nm laser. This type of laser targets dark tattoo ink, but is not well-absorbed by the skin’s melanin (its own pigment cells.) Therefore, this laser can remove your tattoo without removing your skin’s own pigment.
Where is tattoo removal for skin of color performed?
Schweiger Dermatology, in Midtown Manhattan, utilizes a variety of lasers for tattoo removal treatments. In order to offer our patients the best and safest tattoo removal treatment, we use a variety of lasers to treat specific colors of tattoo ink and skin types. We have vast experience in using the Q-switched Nd:Yag 1064 nm laser for removal of tattoos on skin of color.