fbpx

COVID-19 UPDATE
Click Here to Learn More.

Teledermatology Appointments Available
Click to Read More

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal, California Skin Skin Insititute

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal involves the lightening and complete removal of tattoo ink with specific lasers.* Depending on the color and density of the ink, the type of laser and number of treatments required varies.*

What is a traumatic tattoo?

Traumatic tattoos result from the deposition of dirt, gravel, or debris in the skin following a scrape or injury to the skin. The traumatic tattoo is typically blue to grey in color and is permanent. The Q-switched Nd:Yag laser is often the treatment of choice for these types of tattoos.*

The tattoo is first numbed with local anesthesia and the laser is pulsed against the blue-grey color. The skin turns white to grey and is allowed to heal over the next week or so.* Unlike professionally applied cosmetic tattoos, traumatic tattoos may respond to treatment within one to two treatments (but may need more).*

Request an Appointment

Request a Date

Select Location

Your Information

Search California Skin Institute

Search for your skin concern, treatment options, locations, articles and more.

If you need assistance, Contact Us