Dr. Massoudi will direct ultra-short pulses of laser energy at your tattoo to break up the ink into tiny dust-like particles. These particles will be naturally eliminated by your body, resulting in the tattoo ink becoming lighter. These short pulses of laser energy are measured in picoseconds (one picosecond is one trillionth of a second), hence the name.
The number of laser treatments needed for complete tattoo removal depends on many factors including:
During your consultation with Dr. Massoudi, you will be told how many treatments you will need to achieve the best results.
While it usually takes the body between four and six weeks to absorb the ink particles, every patient and tattoo respond differently to the treatment. But on average, picosecond laser technology typically cuts the required number of follow-up visits in half, when compared to nanosecond technology, with a six to eight week period between each treatment. This gives your body the time it needs to clear away the ink particles before the next treatment. Typically, tattoos can be completely removed in three to five treatment sessions.
Yes. Dr. Massoudi can target just the portions of the tattoo you wish to remove.
The exact cost of your tattoo removal will depend on several factors like the size of your tattoo and the number of required treatments. After your consultation with Dr. Massoudi, we will provide you with a cost estimate for the series of treatments you will need.
Yes, Dr. Massoudi can lighten your tattoo so you can later have another tattoo placed on top of the same area. We recommend that you wait six weeks after your last tattoo removal treatment before having a new tattoo put on the same area.
The procedure is a bit more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo. However, the treatment is very fast, with most treatments only taking a few minutes to complete. We will provide you with the best pain management option based on your individual case to make you as comfortable as possible.
You can expect to have some blistering and scabbing of the areas after your tattoo removal treatment. We will tell you to keep the area covered with a healing ointment and gauze to promote healing and prevent scarring.
Most insurance companies do not cover laser tattoo removal as it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure.
At Aluna Vein Centers, we use the latest laser Tattoo removal technology to provide our patients with a safe, convenient and highly effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. If you would like to request a tattoo removal consultation with Dr. Massoudi, please call us at (310) 855-7171. With four Southern California office locations, we make it easy and convenient to remove your unwanted tattoos! We look forward to your upcoming visit with us!