Getting a tattoo can be a rite of passage, an exciting symbol of a new chapter in life or simply a mistake. If you have a tattoo that leaves you feeling more regretful than proud of your choice, we can help. Our expert in tattoo removal in Pasadena uses the latest technology and most advanced procedures to erase unwanted ink and leave your skin looking fresh and new again.
We begin by examining the area of concern. Our Pasadena tattoo removal expert will explain your treatment options and your potential cost, which usually ranges from $25 to $50 per square inch per treatment. The price can vary based on the size and color of the tattoo. The laser we use is considered among the most effective for tattoo removal, and it can remove black, blue, red, purple, orange and green inks. Yellow and other light-colored inks also tend to respond well to the MedLite laser.
Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable experience, so we begin by applying a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. During the laser removal process, we also use the Zimmer Cryo Skin Cooling System. This system cools your skin and helps it feel more comfortable as the laser works. The laser breaks up the ink into tiny particles, which can then be naturally eliminated by the body. This happens over the next several weeks, so you may not notice results right away. Most tattoos will fade almost entirely in just four to 12 treatments. Some types of tattoos might require more treatments. Our expert in tattoo removal in Pasadena will make specific recommendations as we create your treatment plan.
After your treatment, following your aftercare instructions can promote healing and reduce the risk of complications, such as infection or scarring. We may prescribe or recommend specific ointments, and these should be used exactly as prescribed for the best results. Subsequent treatments should be scheduled four to six weeks apart to give your body an opportunity to eliminate the treated ink. Contact our office today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our Pasadena tattoo removal expert.