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Welcome our featured tattoo removal specialists

Bernard Raskin, MD



28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy
Suite 245
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: 661.254.3686


    

LaserAway Tattoo Removal


LaserAway leads the industry with the best and most advanced Lasers on the market.

Phone:(888) 96-LASER
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Invisible Ink


Tattoo Removal Specialist
2715 Bissonnet, Suite 205
Houston, TX 77005
(281) 235-4913


    
 

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    Tattoo Removal Clinics and Specialists

    Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego 319 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Update your listing
    Helms Christina Md Pllc 1650 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840 Update your listing
    Artistic Creations Llc 1245 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615 Update your listing
    Laser Connection the 90 Orne St, North Attleboro, MA 02760 Update your listing
    Pain Ink 10221 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY 11368 Update your listing

     

    Tattoo removal methods and procedures.



    How to remove a tattoo

    Nowadays, there are a growing number of people that are choosing to remove their tattoos. Some find that tattoos bring back unwanted memories of the past. Others find that tattoos may be detrimental to their health and eventually cause skin cancer or some type of skin disease. Career concerns, bad artwork or art placement, changing lifestyle or personal taste are just a few of the reasons that people decide to remove their tattoos. Studies have shown that approximately 10% of Americans have some kind of tattoo and of that percentage, 50% want them removed. The tattoo removal procedures people commonly use these days are as follows:

    Laser Tattoo Removal
    These days, most people use laser technology to remove their tattoos. Basically, lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. The more treatments you have, the more the laser can penetrate to wipe away the ink. However, overdoing the treatments can cause damage to you skin and eventually lead to scarring. If treated properly, sometimes there are no traces of scarring but it really depends on the situation. Basically, the laser type, number of sessions and the patient's body ability to rid it self of the ink are factors that can determine the outcome of the procedure. Depending on your tattoo, you may need anywhere from 1-10 sessions, each costing in the range of $250-$1000 per session.

    Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
    IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is an effective tattoo removal treatment that targets intense light onto the upper layer of the skin basically burning it off. The treatment stimulates new skin growth, and when the treated area heals, the tattoo is usually much less noticeable than before. This method is said to be not as painful as laser therapy, and more effective, resulting in less treatment sessions. It usually takes 10-12 months after the treatment for full results to show. The cost of IPL is based on the number of pulses your tattoo requires to be removed and it can range anywhere from $10-$15 per pulse.

    Using Creams to Fade Away Tattoos
    Creams are a chemical, non-laser approach to removing a tattoo. They are used over an extended period of time to gradually fade away a tattoo. However, results are not guaranteed and people usually resort to this method only if laser treatments are out of the budget. Some creams burn away layers of skin and can cause scarring. The positive side to cream is that it's affordable, however the saying goes as follows "you get what you pay for."

    Excision
    Excision involves removing the tattooed area of skin and then stitching it closed. This method is more ideal for smaller tattoo, however can still be used on larger ones. For larger tattoos, the skin is removed and a skin graft from another part of the body is used to cover the area.

    Dermabrasion
    Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a sanding tool to go over the skin in order to rub off the top layers of the skin to reveal fresh skin beneath. Local anesthesia is used during the treatment. When the procedure is over, the skin appears to be red in color and is tender. It usually takes the skin a few weeks to heal. This procedure is not recommended if the patient is prone to scarring. If the patient is prone to hyper or hypo-pigmentation as well, then this procedure is not highly recommended. Find a Dermabrasion specialist today!

    For more information on tattoo removal we recommend visiting the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery



     

    Featured Articles



    How Tattoo Removal Works
    by: Bernard Raskin
    In most cases tattoo removal is done by using the Yag laser. Over time your body naturally breaks down the particles in tattoos. This is what causes tattoos to fade over time. The yag laser accelerates the process for the tattoo. The laser breaks up the particles in a tattoo.
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    Popular Types of Tattoo Removal
    by: M. Dubson
    Tattoo's have become more and more socially acceptable and actually even a status symbol in today's society. But as this fad goes on it is sure to happen that more and more people will one day realize that they might have made a bit of a mistake and feel the need to undo what was supposed to be permanently on their skin.
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    Top 5 Questions For a Tattoo Removal Patient to Ask
    by: Ryan Lambert
    When you've decided that you've had enough of your tattoo, laser tattoo removal is the best option for removing your unwanted tattoo. However, many tattoo removal patients have questions about the procedure and some of them experience apprehension before they have their first treatment.
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    Understanding the Tattoo Removal Excision Process
    by: William Saul
    There are a number of different tattoo removal procedures and processes that are being utilized today. One of these procedures is what is known as the tattoo removal excision process. Through this article you are presented with the pros and the cons. By weighing and balancing this information you will be in the best position to determine whether or not the removal process is the best course of action for you to take in regard to removing your own ink.
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    Bad Ink Recognizing When It's Time For Laser Tattoo Removal
    by: Robin Derry
    Ahh the joys of youth. Rebelliousness and anti-authority impulses. Edgy friends and edgy garage and hip hop music. Late nights. New found freedoms of expression. No wonder that tattoos caught on with kids, athletes, musicians and artists, businessmen and even your local book-organizing prim librarian. Why not show that you're unique, that quiet smug knowledge that you're-still-you and not entirely the Company Man?
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