Most of our patients come to us seeking procedures that can add something to enhance their appearance: larger breasts, tighter arms, smoother skin and more. And many wish to get rid of things have happened through no fault of their own: our skin sags as we age; varicose and spider veins can appear due to pregnancy and genetics; we can be born with a nose or chin that doesn’t fit our face.
Tattoo removal can be emotional
When it comes to tattoos, however, our patients are usually hoping to eradicate any trace of them – and erase what might now seem like a choice they could have, and should have, avoided. We tell them not to worry, that we can help; and that they are in epic company. Because people have been getting tattoos – and then trying to get rid of them — throughout history.
And with the amount of ink we all see these days — on everyone from actors to athletes to moms – our tattooed-regretting patients can take comfort in knowing that at least half of those people will be seeking removal treatments someday.
It used to be iffy
Before the days of laser tattoo removal, people tried everything from cutting, freezing and scrubbing, to acid, injections and skin grafts to try and erase these “mistakes.” Also before the days of laser tattoo removal, most methods scarred the skin, most the time leaving the area more unattractive than any unwanted tattoo.
Today’s tattoo removal is better than ever
Our laser tattoo removal methods require no hospitalization, no anesthesia, no incisions — and most our patients tell us that getting the tattoo was a lot more painful than getting rid of it. Depending on the size and number of tattoos, removal can take one 30-minute session to several treatments over a few months.
What a difference that little beam of laser light can make
Let us take a look at that tattoo, for the last time. Call for a removal session today:
Pinole (East Bay) Office (510) 724-8282
Larkspur (North Bay) Office (415) 461-5755