Essential Aesthetics
553 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Fax: (925) 905-9882
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday Closed

Laser Tattoo Removal

There are plenty of reasons you may be considering having a tattoo removed. But one thing is certain – if you’re already asking Should I?, then the answer is most definitely Yes.

Until recent years, covering up a tattoo was one of your only options. Essential Aesthetics is proud to employ the latest technology, including the Lumenis M22, a modular multi-application platform that can work wonders on dark tattoos.

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a fascinating process. Since the inks used in tattooing are made of solid particles similar to pigmented lesions, they can likewise be targeted and eliminated by certain lasers. The depth of the pigments within the skin, type of ink, and color of ink all play a factor in how (or if) they can be removed.

Q-Switch lasers like those incorporated in the Lumenis M22 release intense energy pulses in short durations, which creates an extremely rapid thermal expansion of the tattoo ink. This fragments the pigment into particles, which will gradually become shallower with time until they fade away.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Dark tattoos on light skin typically experience the most significant improvement from laser removal, and the denser the ink, the more treatments will be necessary for the pigment to dissipate. However, the customization available with the Lumenis M22 means this procedure is also safe and effective for dark skin tones, along with dissipation of lighter colors like pinks and yellows.

What to Expect During the Procedure?

Your tattoo removal will begin with a consultation with our clinical director, Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar, who will evaluate your tattoo and walk you through the process. How many treatments you will need will depend on the size and intensity of the tattoo, the colors incorporated in it, and how deep the pigments are found within your skin.

Some patients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, but a topical cream applied ahead of time can make the treatment more gentle. The M22 also utilizes a “Top-Hat” beam profile for tattoo removal, which minimizes epidermal damage, tissue textural changes and the occurrence of scarring. This homogeneous distribution of energy reduces the chances of hot spots occurring in the beam, giving Ellie the most precise tool possible to achieve your goals.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Since every combination of tattoo and skin tone is different, Ellie will be best able to discuss with you individually the results you can expect from our tattoo removal treatments. Darker colors may be more effectively removed than lighter pigments, and multiple treatments will likely need to be scheduled, with time in between for your skin to revitalize itself. But with a little patience, your tattoo can become nothing more than a memory.

Start Your Treatment Today

As we said, a consult with Ellie is the best way to determine a course of treatment and its efficacy for your particular tattoo and skin. Request a consultation online or call Essential Aesthetics at (925) 855-1773 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

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