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Laser Tattoo Removal – Costs, Benefits and Risks

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Laser Tattoo Removal

tribal tattoo_11501224Most people that get tattoos embedded on their bodies as a whim regret it later but are worried pain and infection that they may have to suffer if they try to remove them. While earlier only temporary tattoos could be removed while permanent ones remained throughout life term, now with laser technology you can also get rid of unwanted designs for ever. Though other techniques of tattoo removal are also available in Encino, CA like dermabrasion and surgical excision are also available they are not popular as the former is painful and the latter one involves surgery which can leave ugly scars. Dr. Bijan Farah mentions that tattoo removal process can require several sittings based on the size and color of your tattoo after the initial consultation.

Laser tattoo removal technique

The most modern tattoo removal technique is referred to as Q-Switched laser which first searches for contrast pigments between your original skin tone and that of the tattoo. The laser directs heat at the skin to break down the tattoo’s ink into microscopic particles which can be easily absorbed by your body’s lymphatic system. Every single pulse of the Q-switched laser is of importance as single nanosecond pulses are more equipped to remove color pigments than multiple pulses which are of equal power. These laser machines in San Fernando, CA have three to four laser beams lengths for effective removal of tattoos of varied colors and inks.

Duration of treatment and cost in medical spa

Treatment duration for tattoo removal depends on its size and color and its results also vary between individuals based on their skin type, age, tattoo type and depth of ink penetration into the skin. The price of tattoo removal in medical spa depends on the size, complexity and colors used and will be a more expensive procedure in large cities. While ring finger tattoos cost below $ 70 per treatment, larger ones cost anywhere around $130 - $250 per treatment in Calabasas, CA. As the treatment costs are expensive, most clinics do not charge any money for consultations.


The biggest benefit of tattoo removal in a med spa is getting rid of unwanted body art with minimal scarring and pain. Those who have tried to get their tattoos removed in the past in Sherman Oaks, CA, but in vain, can also use this technique.

Risks of laser treatment for tattoo removal

Though dermatologists at medical spas follow all precautions like taking a skin test before carrying out laser treatment for tattoo removal and applying antibacterial ointment after the process, a patient may develop complications after the procedure. Laser treatments are considered the safest among all tattoo removal procedures they can expose the patient to following risks:
  1. Discolored skin after tattoo removal
  2. Skin infections like eruptions and redness followed by itching and burning sensation
  3. Leftover signs of pigment
  4. Scarring after few months of tattoo removal
Most individuals are able to tolerate the laser treatment for tattoo removal without any anesthesia and can achieve results at a faster pace within minimal recovery period. See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.