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Tattoo Removal Specialist

LUX Dermatology

Dermatologists located in offices at Santa Barbara, CA, Hanford, CA, Visalia, CA, Porterville, CA, Stockton, CA, Manteca, CA, Las Vegas, NV & Sparks, NV

It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but you’re not alone if you have regrets about a tattoo. But with advances in laser technology, tattoos no longer need to be permanent. The expert dermatologists at LUX Dermatology offer tattoo removal with PicoSure® from Cynosure®. This advanced laser tool removes even the most stubborn tattoos. LUX Dermatology has offices in Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada, and Stockton, Manteca, Santa Barbara, Porterville, Hanford, and Visalia, California. Get started on your tattoo removal today by calling the office most convenient to you or booking an appointment online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is one of the many cosmetic dermatology services available at LUX Dermatology. The practice uses the PicoSure laser to remove unwanted tattoos.

The PicoSure laser is the state-of-the-art laser and the most effective treatment for even the most stubborn tattoos. With PicoSure, the dermatologists at LUX Dermatology can remove multicolored tattoos, stubborn black tattoos, and previously treated tattoos.

How does tattoo removal work?

When you get a tattoo, the tattoo artist injects the ink in between your skin layers. Tattoo ink particles are too large for your immune system to remove them, which is why tattoos are considered permanent.

PicoSure combines physics with medical laser technology. The advanced laser tool doesn’t heat your skin but converts the laser energy into gentle pressure. 

During tattoo removal, PicoSure delivers intense and rapid beams of energy to the ink in your skin. The laser tool shatters the ink into tiny particles without affecting any of the surrounding skin.

Your body’s immune system then removes the tiny particles of ink from the area, leaving behind clearer, ink-free skin.

What can I expect during tattoo removal treatments?

The skin care experts at LUX Dermatology does your tattoo removal at the office. During your session, your provider places the PicoSure laser tool over your tattoo to deliver the laser energy.

The treatment time will depend on the size of your tattoo. But with PicoSure, tattoo removal at LUX Dermatology is quick and can take as little as 10 minutes

You may feel a snap-like sensation as the energy targets the ink pigments. Most patients tolerate tattoo removal treatments well.

However, if you’re sensitive to pain, your provider at LUX Dermatology can apply a numbing lotion to your skin before treatment to lessen discomfort.

After tattoo removal, your skin could be red and sensitive. The team covers your tattoo with antibacterial cream and bandage. The team will advise you to keep the treated skin out of the sun.

How many tattoo removal treatments will I need?

LUX Dermatology determines the number of tattoo removal treatments you need based on your tattoo’s color, age, and size. You can expect a series of 6-12 treatments every 6-8 weeks.

With tattoo removal at LUX Dermatology, you can say goodbye to your permanent ink. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.