Tattoo Removal in Whittier, CA

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Removal of Tattoos

Laser tattoo removal is the only clinically proven method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring. For more than a decade, Q-switched lasers have been designed to create ultra-short pulses of light energy that shatter ink in a tattoo to allow the body to absorb and get rid of the tattoo ink within weeks of the treatment. Usually, 1 to 3 treatments are required based on the color, depth, and amount of ink in the tattoo.

Tattoo removal lasers produce specific wavelengths of light that have been proven to be absorbed by certain colors of tattoo ink while avoiding damage to surrounding skin tissue and chromophores (such as melanin and hemoglobin). When the laser energy is applied for the right length of time, at the right level of energy, and in the proper wavelength, the tattoo ink is selectively targeted.

Each wavelength corresponds to a certain range of tattoo ink colors, which is why different types of tattoo removal lasers are available. The most popular wavelengths used for tattoo removal are 1064nm and 532nm, which can both be achieved with a Q-switched Nd: YAG laser.

Q-Switching

A laser can produce the right wavelengths of light, but unless this energy is applied for the right length of time and with sufficient power, the desired effect will not be achieved.

Tattoo ink can be difficult to shatter and remove, and only Q-switched lasers are able to produce sufficient fluence (energy or power) to remove dark and bright tattoos without unattractive side effects like scarring. Q-switched laser pulses last only nanoseconds (billionths of a second), providing high levels of fluency for quality ink shattering. Learn more about Q-switch laser technology here.

At Bloom Medical, we use the latest technology that allows for the best ink removal, with the least discomfort, with the fewest treatment sessions.

Tattoo Removal FAQ

How much does it cost to get laser tattoo removal?

The cost for laser tattoo removal depends on how many treatments you'll need to achieve your goals. The number of treatments is dictated mostly by the size and color of the tattoo. During your consultation, we'll talk about your concerns and goals, examine your tattoo and then estimate what your costs will be. Bloom Medical Group can help you get low-interest medical financing to make your procedure more affordable.

Are there any side effects of laser tattoo removal?

After a treatment session, some patients may experience redness (like a sunburn), tenderness, mild swelling, crusting, or itching. During your consultation, we will talk to you about what to expect and give you aftercare instructions.

How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?

The age, size, color, location of the tattoo, and your goals will determine how many treatments you'll need. When we examine your tattoo during your consultation, we will be able to get an estimate of the number of treatments you'll need. Most patients have at least 1 – 3 sessions.

When will I see the results from laser tattoo removal?

Results will be unique for each patient, but after each session and healing process, you will notice the tattoo getting lighter and lighter. Most patients will have multiple sessions scheduled 2 – 6 weeks apart.

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Average Cost  
From $40
Recovery Time  
1 day
How Long It Takes  
30 minutes
Follow Up Time  
1 month
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