Laser Tattoo Removal in West Hollywood
Studies show that one in four Americans have tattoos, with many regretting that decision. In the past, removing tattoos was a tedious, painful event. Thankfully, laser tattoo removal provides a safe and effective method for removing ink comfortably and quickly for complete skin clearance.
Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center in West Hollywood, CA, is a premier laser tattoo removal location. We use state-of-the-art laser technology, the Q Switch laser system, to help make tattoo removal a satisfying experience. To learn more, contact us by calling 323-650-9949 to schedule a consultation.
Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal at Cosmetics Rejuvenation Medical Center
- Excellent clearance of unwanted ink
- Safe and effective
- Less painful
- No downtime required
- Less chance of scarring
- Works on all colors of ink
- Safe on all skin types
- Fewer treatments needed
Laser Tattoo Removal Before and After*
Laser tattoo removal before and after images show how effectively this treatment removes unwanted ink. Results may vary per patient.*
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
During a laser tattoo removal session, pulsed wavelengths of light blast into the skin to target the tattoo. Those wavelengths are calibrated to penetrate specific ink colors, allowing the laser to safely pass through the skin and surrounding tissue without causing damage. When the pigment in ink absorbs the laser, intense thermal energy causes the ink to fracture into smaller particles that the body can absorb.
While pulverizing the ink, the laser’s energy also triggers the body’s natural healing process. When this occurs, the fractured ink particles are gradually collected and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
Each laser session provides more clearance of the tattoo. Depending on your specific tattoo, multiple laser treatments may be required to remove the tattoo entirely.
How Many Laser Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatments each patient needs depends on the tattoo’s size and location. It also depends on the type and color of the ink within the tattoo. Other factors can include if you desire just lightening the tattoo to make room for new ink or if you want to achieve complete skin clearance.
Traditionally, 6 to 12 sessions are needed for complete clearance of professional tattoos. Darker inks, like black and blue, usually break down quickly and require fewer treatments. Brighter ink like green, red, and orange will require more. When you schedule a tattoo removal consultation with Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center, you will discuss your tattoo’s unique factors and receive a customized laser treatment plan.
Laser treatments are typically spaced several weeks apart to allow the body enough time to process the fragmented particles of ink.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Removing a tattoo with lasers used to hurt. Now, thanks to significant advancements in laser technology, tattoo removal is a significantly less painful process. This is particularily true with laser systems using picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations, like the Q-Switched laser system. This type of laser delivers the energy in pulsed bursts, which is easier on the skin and reduces pain or discomfort. In addition to less invasive laser technology, treatments are more tolerable today using numbing creams, local anesthetics, and cooling devices.
Despite all of the new technology and advancements, you may still experience some pain during the laser treatment. However, the vast majority of patients say the pain is much less than what they were anticipating. Patients also report that removing the ink hurts far less than getting the tattoo did. Experiences will vary per person. However, most patients experience a tolerable treatment.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
Laser tattoo removal costs vary. The overall price will depend on the tattoo size and the number of removal treatments needed to achieve the desired level of skin clearance. During a consultation with Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center, we will discuss your personal treatment experience and customize a plan that provides you with the right results at a price you can afford.
Laser Tattoo Removal Near Me
As a leading laser spa located in West Hollywood, Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center is easily accessible to any Los Angeles resident, including those who live in Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills.
We are a proud provider of laser tattoo removal with exceptional staff to help make each patient’s experience a comfortable and enjoyable event. Call us at 323-650-9883 to schedule your consultation to learn more about having your tattoo removed.
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