Laser Tattoo Removal Overview
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.
"Anita Gardner NP is the Best! I come to see her for my Health Infusions. At ZO, beauty is not just about skin deep, my monthly visits at ZO for my Facials with Claudia and IV Theraphy with Anita help me look and feel better inside and out. Thank you to the ladies of ZO Skin Centre in Pasadena, I love the Power of Blue ... Anita Gardner, Claudia, Natalia, Shelly, and Angeli xoxo"- Y.S. / Yelp / May 26, 2018
"Love getting my facials here. I've tried the hydrafacial and brightening. Both were amazing! I was afraid of the extraction process but it was not too painful at all. Natalia is very gentle and knowledgeable. She explained everything throughout the entire process. Everyone here is super friendly and professional especially Shelly at the front desk. She is the BEST!"- J.F. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2018
"Great facial from Claudia. My skin is always glowing after. Maybe they should think anout adding a 2-3 hr special - I'd be in Heaven"- S.W. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2018
"Just need to be honest for sec, I seriously feel like i've tried almost all the skincare places/people in los angeles and cannot stand the fact that i've never known about ZO skin center until now. I, also, completely loathe the fact that i've wasted thousands of dollars on other estheticians who did not understand my skin and all the money i put into products and facials never brought the same results that these guys have AND I've only had three treatments here so far. Claudia handled all of my skin needs and after seeing her three times, I decided I am not going anywhere else. I've received lasers, peels, facials of all kinds, and nothing compared to the service i received from Claudia who truly cared for my skin and addressed all my concerns. The most important thing I want to say up font though is the fact that ***they are affordable*** and do not rip you off. you will 100% get your money's worth. I am not joking because I have been bamboozled by so many facial, skincare centers and due to my clear vulnerability and desire to perfect my skin, I have handed people money for nothing. A deep cleansing facial is UNDER $200 and a dermafrack treatment is ALSO under $200. They also don't shove products in your face and force you to purchase anything you don't want or need. Claudia gave me a free cleanser and only had me to use their cleansing pads ($35.) She also taught me the beauty of simplicity by using less products on my face. So, i'm not quite sure how/why everyone is saying they make you buy products... my experience here has only been peaceful, calm, and most importantly, simple. I used to go to RejuvaYou in pasadena for my Spectra Laser treatments, but after raising the price of each treatment to $300 this past January, I decided to search for another option. I found ZO Skin Center which immediately made me feel apprehensive, or rather, intimidated, by the name "Obaji" who we all know touts greatness in their products. I literally thought, "this place is going to empty my pockets for certain." Well, I was wrong. My skin has never looked better than any laser treatment I received and Claudia really understood what I needed. After just one visit, my skin was clear and smooth and I left paying half of what I'd pay for a Spectra Laser treatment at RejuvaYou. My second treatment was the dermafrack, which to be honest, is extremely painful and hard to undergo, but well worth it. Just running my hands across my cheeks in the shower has never felt so smooth. i highly recommend getting that done. I have also never received so many compliments about my skin and its new complexion. I 100% recommend ZO skin care and please ask for Claudia. She has literally been a life-saver for me."- F.O. / Yelp / Mar 08, 2018
"I booked a hydrafacial with Natalia and had a wonderful experience. Natalia is knowledgeable and patient -- explaining the entire process and products. My skin felt cleaned and bright. I would definitely recommend this facial to boost your skincare regime."- J.C. / Yelp / Feb 09, 2018
Best Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
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 with Laser Tattoo Removal
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.