Comparison of laser settings for tattoo removal.

Trial ID:
IRB-13-6242
E. Victor Ross, M.D.
This study will investigate the safety and efficacy of laser tattoo removal comparing both picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations using one device, a...

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have tattoos containing black/blue ink alone, or combined with other colors.
  • Have tattoos older than 1 year that have not had previous laser treatments.
  • Be 18 to 55 years of age, very fair to dark brown skin tone.
  • Be willing & able to follow the study visit schedule.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Have a history of allergy to local anesthetics, topical antibiotics or allergic reaction to pigments following tattooing.
  • Be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Have a history of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing.
  • Be sensitive to light or currently taking certain medications.

Contact Info:

  • Nancy Houghton
  • houghton.nancy@scrippshealth.org