That tattoo may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but you may be having a few regrets now. If your tattoo no longer fits your personality, or you're afraid that your tattoos may limit your career prospects, removal may be the best option. Laser treatments provided at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Rancho Cucamonga and Glendora CA offer an effective way to get rid of unwanted tattoos.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser treatments break up the colorful pigments in your skin, allowing them to be naturally absorbed by your body. The thin beam of light produced by the laser targets tattoo pigments but doesn't affect the skin surrounding the tattoo.
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the colors in the tattoo. Black, brown, blue, and darker colors are easier to remove than lighter colors. No matter what the colors in your tattoo, laser tattoo therapy can help you erase or diminish your unwanted tattoos.
What happens during tattoo removal?
Before the treatment starts, you'll put on eye shields that will protect your eyes from the laser light. Your physician assistant uses a handheld device to apply short pulses of laser light to your tattoos. A variety of light wavelengths may be used depending on the various colors in your tattoo.
Does removal hurt?
Laser therapy does sting a little but isn't extremely painful. If you wish, a topical anesthetic can be applied to your skin before the treatment begins to reduce discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
You'll need to visit the Glendora or Rancho Cucamonga office several times. The exact number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, depth, and color of your tattoos. Follow-up appointments are spaced several weeks apart to give your skin time to heal between treatments.
Are you ready to remove your tattoos? Your physician assistants at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center are here to help. Schedule an appointment by calling (626) 852-3376 for the Glendora CA office or (909) 256-8950 for the Rancho Cucamonga CA office.