Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Specialist
When you get a tattoo, you think you will always enjoy it. However, as you mature and change, you may regret the decision you made when you were younger. The providers at Glendale Eye Medical Group in Glendale, California, skillfully remove unwanted tattoos. Call for a free consultation or book an appointment online to learn how laser technology can help you get the results you desire.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

Glendale Eye Medical Group

Am I a good candidate for tattoo removal?

If you are in good health and have an unwanted tattoo that is at least six months old, you’re eligible for tattoo removal. The best way to evaluate the potential benefits and successful outcome of your tattoo removal is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Glendale Eye Medical Group in their Glendale, California, office.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

A specialized laser sends intense beams of light in rapid succession straight into the unwanted tattoo. The light energy causes the tattoo to disintegrate into thousands of microscopic particles that are absorbed by your body’s white blood cells.

Is tattoo removal painful?

Depending on the amount, colors, and depth of ink used when you got your tattoo, the level of discomfort will vary accordingly. The location of the tattoo is also a factor, as some parts of your body are more sensitive than others.

Many Glendale Eye Medical Group patients equate the discomfort of tattoo removal with the same amount of tenderness they experienced when they got the tattoo.

The compassionate providers at Glendale Eye Medical Group use a topical numbing agent to make the process a bit easier. You can rest assured that your comfort is their top priority.

How will I feel after the laser tattoo removal procedure?

You’ll be sore and tender at the tattoo site for a day or two after the laser therapy. Your skin may be red and inflamed, and occasionally, small blisters or scabs form. This is normal. There is a minimal risk of infection that can be avoided by following these guidelines:

  • Apply ice packs liberally for the first 24-48 hours
  • Don’t shower on the first day
  • Don’t swim for two weeks
  • Use an antibiotic ointment
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Refrain from popping blisters or peeling the skin

How many treatments are needed?

Multiple treatments are necessary for optimal results for tattoo removal. On average, 5-8 laser removal sessions are needed to completely remove your tattoo, but the number of treatments varies depending on the location and specifications of the tattoo.

For more information about removing an unwanted tattoo, come in for a consultation. Call or book online today.

 

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