A little beam of light can make all the difference!
If you have a tattoo, you’re not alone. An estimated 20 million Americans do. If you want it removed, you’re also not alone. About half of those with tattoos report they would now like their tattoo to disappear.
Tattoos are created by embedding ink (colored pigments) in the cells in the dermis, the layer of skin below the top layer of skin. In the past, if you had a tattoo, you had it for life.
Past methods of removal left a scar or a visible white, un-pigmented area. Now, the laser produces short pulses of a wide range of light colors to treat the full spectrum of the tattoo ink. The entire treatment involves no incisions.
Removing a small tattoo of one color may take a few 30 minute laser treatments; multicolored tattoos may take more sessions depending on their size and type of ink.
Sessions are usually spaced four to eight weeks apart and are performed in the doctor’s office without the costs and risks of hospitalization or general anesthesia.
For more information on Laser Tattoo Removal, or to schedule a consultation, call our Pinole office at (510) 724-8282 or our Larkspur office at (415) 461-5755. Dr. Armen Serebrakian serves San Francisco, Larkspur, Pinole CA and surrounding areas.