At ZO Skin Centre® Pasadena, CA, you can consult with our medical professionals about removing tattoos with lasers. Our laser tattoo removal treatment plans are customized specifically for the patient. Why? Each tattoo is unique, and we offer treatment based on the size, age, pigment used, and location of the tattoo. Using the MedLite® Laser, our medical staff can safely and effectively reduce the appearance of your tattoo with each treatment session. During your private consultation, we will discuss the number of appointments it may take to diminish your body art.
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Speaking with an experienced and licensed skin health professional is the first step in the laser tattoo removal process. At ZO Skin Centre®, we will discreetly discuss your desire to remove your body art in one of our private consultation rooms. During this appointment, we will analyze your tattoo and skin to see if a laser treatment is the appropriate course of action in removing the pigment from your skin. We want you to be happy with the result, and want to provide you with the right information to have a realistic expectation of what the laser can and cannot remove.
What to Expect
Laser tattoo removal is not a one-step process. You may have several laser treatment sessions in order to fade the pigments in the skin. Your skin will also have to heal and repair itself between appointments. We will take you to one of our treatment rooms with the MedLite® Laser to accomplish the session. This laser has optimal wavelengths to absorb and remove the tattoo from your skin without damaging any of the healthy surrounding skin cells.
Your skin will be prepared with a cleanser and a topical numbing cream if requested. Many patients report the treatment feeling like a light snapping sensation on the skin. Once the laser has started working on the skin, the laser will maneuver its way back and forth on the surface of the pigmented artwork. The treatment time is based on the size of your tattoo. Once this is complete, we will apply a healing ointment on the area to keep it hydrated and then cover it with a protective bandage. You may have some swelling, crusting, intense itching, or a sensation that feels like a sunburn in the treatment area. We will discuss how to care for your skin with our aftercare instructions provided at the appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 - 45 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 - 6 Weeks
Effective Tattoo Removal
Every patient who proceeds with laser tattoo removal at ZO Skin Centre® will have varying results. The age of the tattoo, size, color of pigments, technique used, and skin type all play a role in how well your skin will respond to our treatment. We would like to meet with you to have a consultation to see if our laser tattoo removal regimen is appropriate for meeting your aesthetic goals. We may also make other recommendations to assist the laser treatment in lightening the skin. Request a consultation for impeccable service and an appointment that fits your schedule.