Laser Tattoo Removal in Novato, CA

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About Laser Tattoo Removal

You may have a number of reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Perhaps it resembles a difficult memory or maybe it has lost color or just doesn't represent who you are. Regardless of the reason, advancements in tattoo removal equipment have helped make it feasible to lighten and maybe even eliminate the unwanted tattoo completely. At Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA, plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas offer tattoo removal using a high-tech laser system (Syneron's PicoWay laser). The laser device has proven to produce better results than traditional tattoo removal technologies and could necessitate fewer treatments.

Ideal Candidates

There's a number of considerations which could improve the success of your tattoo removal. Good candidates for laser tattoo removal:

  • Have a strong immune system. This improves the body's ability to break down and eliminate the ink properties.
  • Are healthy overall. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit the body's immune system from working at max efficiency.
  • Have deep differences between the ink color and the skin color. The greater the contrast, the greater the result.
  • Have older tattoos. The older a tattoo is, the better it will respond to treatment.

Procedure Technique

As soon as we determine that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepared with a deep cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. We will begin by passing the applicator over the tattooed skin as it releases energy and pulsing laser light. The time it takes to complete the procedure varies and depends on the type and size of the treatment area. In some situations, the tattoo may require multiple sessions before obvious results are seen. These factors will all be discussed at your consultation.

What to Expect

Following each session, a topical cream will be applied to the treatment area along with bandages to protect the area. You may have redness, sensitivity, and swelling. You could also feel like you have a sunburn and experience minor scabbing. It's important to adhere to aftercare instructions carefully to speed up the recovery process. Once the skin is ready, you can schedule your next treatment session. We recommend scheduling treatments more than 4 – 7 weeks apart.

Remove the Past

Body art is often gorgeous and exciting as a glimpse of our identity and self-image. However, when we have a tattoo we don't like any longer, the idea of its permanence on the body can be tough to cope with. At Allegro MedSpa of Novato, we understand and wish to provide an answer. We utilize a state-of-the-art tattoo removal technology that provides exciting results to women and men from all around. If you have a tattoo you want to be removed or if you want to know more about laser tattoo removal, we invite you to contact our office at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you.

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