Tatoo Removal

Dermatology, Cosmetic & General Dermatology & Dermatology and Cosmetic Center located in Covina, CA

Tatoo Removal

Tatoo Removal services offered in Covina, CA

A tattoo you once loved may not spark those same feelings of joy as you age. If you’re experiencing tattoo regret, Antonious Abraham, PA-C, and the dermatology specialists at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California in Covina, California, can help. The practice offers tattoo removal with advanced nanosecond laser devices to safely eliminate pigment from your skin. Contact the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser tattoo removal.

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal uses wavelengths of energy to shatter pigment in unwanted tattoos. The Laser and Dermatology Institute of California proudly offers tattoo removal with its advanced 532-nanometer wavelength nanosecond laser. Nanosecond lasers use short, high-energy pulses to target pigment quickly, effectively breaking it apart for your body to remove naturally.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

The pigment in your tattoo absorbs the laser’s energy and converts it to heat. This reaction causes the pigment to break down into small pieces. Once the pigment shatters, your body naturally removes it through the lymphatic system. 

The nanosecond tattoo removal laser applies ultra-short pulses that create an intense impact that disrupts the targeted pigment for improved clearance. This approach can result in fewer treatments, fluence, and injury to the surrounding skin. The laser is also successful in removing dark, stubborn blue, yellow, and green inks.

Who is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?

Nearly anybody experiencing tattoo regret is a candidate for laser tattoo removal. However, individuals with large tattoos containing red or yellow pigments may take longer to remove than blue or black inks. 

While laser tattoo removal has traditionally been difficult to remove on dark skin since these tones tend to absorb more energy than fair skin, the nanosecond laser effectively targets all tones.

What can I expect from laser tattoo removal?

At your initial consultation, your skin specialist performs a skin evaluation and reviews your medical history to determine whether you’re a candidate for laser tattoo removal. 

When you arrive for your appointment, your skin specialist applies a topical numbing anesthetic and begins the procedure. You may feel a snapping sensation, but the treatment shouldn’t feel overly painful.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need?

Many patients see results after one treatment, but most require 3-7 sessions to completely remove a tattoo — larger, multi-layered tattoos may require 10 or more treatments. Even if complete removal isn’t possible, laser treatment can vastly reduce a tattoo’s appearance.

Call the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser tattoo removal.