Laser Tattoo Removal
Contact our office to book your consultation so that we can help you determine if laser tattoo removal is best for you.
How does it work?*
During laser tattoo removal, the laser is directed at the tattoo for just a fraction of a second. The laser targets the tattoo ink and fragments the ink into multiple smaller particles. Your body’s immune system finishes the process by breaking down these small particles and clearing them away.
What should I expect?*
The exact amount of treatments that you will need depends on many things, including the location, size, and coloring of your tattoo. Often, several treatments are required. Each treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
After your first treatment of laser tattoo removal, you will experience pinpoint bleeding and may notice white debris that fades to red. The area will gradually heal over the next week or so.* Afterward, you will begin to notice some fading of your tattoo. The fading process is slow and gradual and can take eight to ten weeks.* It may take a few treatments until you notice visible fading.
You may feel minimal discomfort during the laser treatment, but it is tolerable and will dissipate after the treatment is finished. At Silicon Valley Aesthetics, we have numbing cream available for purchase upon request and if needed.