Tattoo Removal Specialist

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

Dermatologist & Medical Aesthetics located in Fresno, CA

You’re not alone if you’re ready to get rid of a tattoo. About 25% of those who get inked decide they don’t like the tattoo later in life. Tattoo removal is easier than it used to be, thanks to the advanced laser used by Dr. Jane Kardashian at Rejuvenique Medical Spa. Laser tattoo removal effectively eliminates multicolored tattoos, including hard-to-remove colors. Contact her office in Fresno, California, for a complimentary consultation, or go online to schedule an appointment for tattoo removal.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

How do lasers remove tattoos?

When lasers operate at certain wavelengths, the light energy is only absorbed by colored ink pigments. This means the laser can target tattoo ink without harming the surrounding skin. As ink particles absorb the laser, they shatter into small pieces, which are naturally eliminated by your body.

After the treated area has time to heal, you can return for the next session. You need more than one laser treatment because multiple layers of ink can’t be safely treated in one session. However, the number of treatments you need depends on several variables.

Why do you need more than one treatment?

The size of your tattoo and the amount of ink it has affect your treatment time. The number of different colors and the actual colors also make a big difference. Some ink colors are harder to remove than others, and multiple colors may need extra treatment sessions.

Tattoos applied by professionals are often easier to remove because the ink penetrates to uniform levels. By comparison, when the ink penetrated your skin to uneven depths, the removal often requires extra sessions.

Dr. Kardashian removes tattoos using the advanced RevLite™ short-pulse laser, which has several features that make tattoo remove quicker and help reduce the number of treatments needed to completely eliminate the ink.  

Short pulses pulverize tattoo ink into smaller pieces that are easier for your body to filter and remove. The laser can be set to multiple wavelengths to treat different colors. The size of the treatment area is also adjustable, which makes treatment more efficient.

What should you expect during and after laser treatment?

Dr. Kardashian talks with you before the procedure, fully explaining what to expect during laser treatment. Some people describe the sensation as a slight pin prick, but each person’s experience is different. If necessary, Dr. Kardashian ensures your comfort with a numbing cream.

Your skin may be red or slightly swollen for a few days after each session, but you shouldn’t need any recovery time. You receive care instructions that may include applying a moisturizer or a healing ointment for a few days. It’s also important to protect the treated area from sun exposure.

If you have any questions about tattoo removal, or you’d like to learn more about the process for getting rid of your tattoo, please call Rejuvenique Medical Spa for a complimentary consultation.