Tattoo Removal Specialist


Aesthetics Medicine & Family Practice located in El Cajon, CA

Tattoos are no longer as permanent as you might think. Thanks to the latest technology, innovative tattoo removal techniques can now reveal clear, unblemished skin where a tattoo used to be. For more information about the options for tattoo removal, get in touch with SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS. Their El Cajon, California, team is here to answer any questions you may have and deliver quality tattoo removal treatments.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does tattoo removal work?

It’s a common misconception that tattoo removal uses a laser to burn a tattoo from the skin. That process would leave skin scarred  — or at least marred — and, fortunately, is not how tattoo removal actually works.

During tattoo removal, the team at SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS targets a laser into the skin around your tattoo. The wavelength of that laser is set to absorb into a certain color. When the ink pigments absorb the light energy of that laser, they break apart into small pieces that the immune system will then absorb and flush from the body.

It may take multiple procedures to fully break down the pigments and remove them from the skin. After each treatment, you will see a lightening of the tattoo. Further treatments will further break down the tattoo until it is invisible.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Most patients do report pain during tattoo removal, but it’s usually similar to that of having the tattoo applied in the first place. In fact, many patients report that tattoo removal hurts less than they expected.

After the procedure, you may experience redness, tenderness, or even blistering. This is very normal and, with proper care, will heal completely. Caring for the skin area after laser tattoo removal is very similar to aftercare for the initial tattoo application, so you’re already familiar with the procedures. That makes properly caring for the removal site simple.

Can tattoo removal work on any type of tattoo?

Thanks to modern laser technology, tattoo removal can be effective on any size, shape, or color of the tattoo on any part of the body. The wavelength of the laser used can be altered to be absorbed into — and destroy — any color of ink pigment. While the available technology used to work primarily on dark colors, today’s innovative lasers can work on even the lightest colors like green and yellow.

To learn more about laser tattoo removal, contact SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS. Their dedicated team can answer any questions you may have about removing unwanted tattoos. To begin the process of tattoo removal, call today.