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.
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.
"Dr. Nasir Mohammedi was fantastic! I had the matrix procedure and microdermabrasion done. I have seen a dramatic improvement on my skin. I’m am going to continue with other treatments. He is very knowledgeable, explained the process and was very understanding with my concerns. The staff is friendly and always available to answers questions. I highly recommend him."- B.A. / Google / Sep 19, 2021
"Dr. Nasir Mohammedi was fantastic! I had the matrix procedure and microdermabrasion done. I have seen a dramatic improvement on my skin. I’m am going to continue with other treatments. He is very knowledgeable, explained the process and was very understanding with my concerns. The staff is friendly and always available to answers questions. I highly recommend him."- B.A. / Google / Sep 06, 2021
"A great experience from the very beginning! Everyone in the office makes you feel welcome. Dr. Mohammedi takes the time to throughly answer any questions you may have!"- A.A. / Google / Jun 20, 2021
"Dr. Mohammedi and all the staff is amazing! Always so helpful and Dr. Mohammedi is the best always answers all my questions and is always available. I recommend all my family and friends to come and see him."- A.B. / Google / Mar 20, 2021
"Dr. Mohammedi is AMAZING! I have a deep fear of needles and was dreading the shots, my procedure was practically painless. Dr. M has the magic touch, he also has a wonderful personality! I highly recommend him."- A.Z. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
Am I A candidate for tattoo removal?
There are a number of considerations that may improve the success of your laser tattoo removal. Fitting candidates for laser tattoo removal:
- Have strong immune systems. A strong immune system assists in the body’s ability to break down and eliminate ink properties.
- Are in good overall health. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit the body's immune system from functioning at full efficiency.
- Have deep contrast between the color of the ink and the pigment of the skin. The greater the contrast — the greater the result.
- Have older tattoos. The older a tattoo is, the better it will respond to treatment.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $40
- Recovery Time
- 1 day
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 1 month
Address Your Unwanted Ink
Tattoos can be beautiful works of art and serve as a reflection of our self-image and identity. But when we have ink we don't like any longer, the thought of it being a permanent fixture on the body can be daunting. At Bloom Medical Group, we understand and want to offer a safe and effective solution. We utilize an advanced, innovative laser tattoo removal system providing positive results for a wide range of individuals. If you have a tattoo you want gone or if you want to know more about laser tattoo removal, we invite you to contact our Whittier, CA facility at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you renew your skin.