Treatment for unwanted tattoos available in Walnut Creek, CA with safe laser removal
By Dr. Christine Lee
Walnut Creek, CA area patients interested in safe and effective tattoo removal are welcome to learn about an effective treatment that utilizes amazing laser energy to achieve just that! Dr. M. Christine Lee and her team of professionals at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute welcome patients in the community who are interested in tattoo removal versus traditional coverup tattoos often recommended.
Tired of that tattoo?
While tattoos are permanent, there are ways to remove them using today’s laser technology. Some tattoos remind patients of a person or a memory they would rather not remember. Or, perhaps they regret getting the tattoo in the first place. In some cases, patients want to have extremely noticeable tattoos removed from very visible areas of the face or body for personal or professional reasons. Whatever the cause, it is important for patients to talk with Dr. M. Christine Lee about safe removal using laser solutions.
Understanding laser removal
It is critical that patients fully understand laser removal and how it can safely fade a tattoo. It is not a “once and done” procedure. Instead, laser tattoo removal requires a commitment to regular treatment sessions in order to fully treat the skin and reduce the tattoo as effectively as possible. There are many factors that need to be considered when it comes to how many treatment sessions are needed, including:
- How long the tattoo has been in the skin
- The overall size of the tattoo
- The depth and quality of the tattoo ink used
- The colors of the ink utilized, with some colors requiring more sessions
- The patient’s natural skin color
At this time, the doctor will also describe how the laser works. The laser light from the device will target the ink within the skin, breaking it down. The body then absorbs the ink and it is safely eliminated. With each treatment, patients will notice continued fading of their tattoo. Patients are advised that this treatment can take some time, but laser removal is the only effective and safe method. It eliminates the need for patients to consider coverup tattoos as an alternative when they ultimately just want the tattoo gone from their skin.
Who is a candidate?
In the past, laser skin treatments were only appropriate for patients of certain skin colors. Fortunately, the technology continues to advance, and now patients of all skin types can enjoy laser tattoo removal.
How long does it take?
Because each patient’s skin reacts differently to treatment, it can be difficult for the doctor to provide an accurate idea of how many treatments are needed. It is best that patients understand the range of treatment sessions that may be needed so they have a generalized idea of the cost and time frame to achieve full removal.
What to expect during appointments
Patients hear of laser skin treatments and they may worry about how the treatments will feel. With laser light energy, many patients will experience a snapping sensation on the skin as the laser works. This may be mildly uncomfortable for some patients, but most are able to undergo treatment without topical anesthetics. Patients relax while the laser device is used on the skin and will be given aftercare instructions by their doctor when they leave the office. No downtime is needed, so patients can go about their daily lifestyle without any interruptions, while noticing continued fading after each treatment session.
Take charge of that unwanted tattoo today!
If you are interested in learning more about the safe and effective removal of unwanted tattoos, we encourage you to book a consultation visit with our team and discuss your options today. Dr. M. Christine Lee and her staff of professionals are ready and willing to provide solutions for your skin, body, and overall health and wellness. Contact The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute of Walnut Creek, CA today by calling (925) 500-1180 and visiting the office at 370 N. Wiget Lane in Suite 125.