Laser Tattoo Removal

Diamond Surgical Institute

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Encino, CA

Tattoos are definitely in style, and choosing new colors and designs is an exciting way to express your personality. However, people change, and so do their preferences. At Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino, California, you can remove old, unwanted tattoos that haven’t withstood the test of time. Dr. Roya Dardashti and the team uses the PicoPlus® advanced laser to remove all colors with minimal sessions. Book your consultation by phone or online to discuss laser tattoo removal with a provider today.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is an effective way to remove unwanted ink from your skin. Even knowing that tattoos are permanent, many patients get designs that they don’t like or appreciate after having them for some time. With laser tattoo removal at Diamond Surgical Institute, you can remove any tattoo to enjoy clear skin again or make space for a design that you like better.

Diamond Surgical Institute uses PicoPlus, a brand new advanced tattoo removal system that allows you to remove all colors at once. Traditionally, laser tattoo removal only allowed for the removal of one color at a time. PicoPlus shatters numerous pigments in your skin at once into tiny pieces that your body easily absorbs. Each session leaves behind some white spots on your skin, but they blend with your normal skin color after about five weeks.

What does laser tattoo removal feel like?

Some men and women are driven away from getting laser tattoo removal because they’re afraid that the treatments are too painful to bear. With PicoPlus, the sensations you feel aren’t severe. You might feel:

  • Snapping 
  • Tingling
  • Warmth

In most cases, a topical numbing cream isn’t necessary for a comfortable and tolerable treatment. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during your treatment, be sure to tell your provider so they can accommodate you with a numbing cream or take a break. 

How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?

There’s no way to accurately predict exactly how many sessions it will take to remove your particular tattoo, but your provider at Diamond Surgical Institute can give you an estimate after looking at your piece. It depends on the size of the artwork, the depth of the ink, and the characteristics of your skin. 

With older laser tattoo removal methods, you could expect to come in for 10 or more sessions and only see a slight difference with each. With PicoPlus, many clients only need 2-3 quick sessions to see the complete removal of the ink.

Call or click to book your consultation for laser tattoo removal at Diamond Surgical Institute today.