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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.

Laser Hair Removal

bkini buttIf you are bored of regularly using hair removal creams or waxing to remove unwanted hair and want a more permanent solution then it is time to switch to laser hair removal. Laser hair  removal reduces unwanted hair from all areas of the body like legs, face and arms. Instead of trying out laser hair removal at a local beautician, who may not have much expertise in handling the equipment, it is better to visit a medical spa at Encino, CA where you will be examined by trained professionals under the supervision of Dr. Bijan Farah, who will provide treatment with machines suited for your skin type.

Laser hair removal process at medical spa

During the process, laser rays are directed towards melanin section of hair follicles which absorb the light and get destroyed in the process which impairs hair growth. Laser removes most recent hair growth from the body and treatment has to be repeated every month at a med spa for destruction of all hair follicles during various growth cycles. Though varied laser machines are available in Sherman Oaks, CA for hair removal, the latest in the market today first pre-cool the skin before using “gentle gliding technology” to achieve required results.

Cost of laser hair removal

Price for hair removal differs according to location and you should look for a dermatologist with experience who will offer best results in a medical spa instead of skimping on money and getting it done from a beautician which may leave you with burnt skin. The normal rate for single sessions in different areas of the face and upper body is $75 at San Fernando, CA while packages including 5-6 areas cost upwards of $300 per session. Hair removal from large areas like back and both legs can cost upwards of $600 while hands cost only $300 - $500 for more than one session.


Use of lasers for removal of unwanted hair from the face can also work as an anti-aging treatment as these rays tighten the facial skin and make it look clear and youthful. Lasers are more precise and target only hairy locations and do not affect surrounding skin. It will permanently remove body hair after a few sessions and you will have to undergo fewer treatments when compared to other hair removal techniques in in Calabasas, CA. The process is speedy and can treat large sections of skin within minutes and can help you lose hair permanently within five to seven sessions.


Laser hair removal is a large financial commitment that requires payments for at least a couple of years and may not be worth the expenditure unless you are in a profession that requires you to appear flawless all the time. If you have the financial means, then the results are worth the effort, even though you may suffer from a few side effects like redness and swelling of skin or sensitivity and light scars. Sometimes if the treatment is performed by untrained technicians at a med spa then you may suffer from infection or permanent pigment changes. 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.