Tired of looking at an aged, faded, or unsightly tattoo? Physician Assistants, Robin Garner and Zenda Lewis, at Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus understand that with time, you may not feel the same way about a tattoo as you did when you sat down in the artist’s chair. That’s why they offer laser tattoo removal with the state-of-the-art MedLite C6 laser. Call Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus in Inglewood, California, today to schedule a consultation for laser tattoo removal or use the convenient online booking agent.
Tattoo Removal Q & A
Can I get a tattoo removed?
Injecting colored ink into the top layers of your skin creates a tattoo. The ink is meant to be permanent, but can be removed with the help of a pulse-laser.
At Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus, the team uses the MedLite C6 laser for safe and effective tattoo removal.
How does the MedLite C6 laser work?
The light from the MedLite C6 laser breaks apart the ink particles embedded in the skin. Once the ink is broken apart, white blood cells in your body attack the ink, clearing the skin of ink debris. With the ink gone, the skin becomes a blank canvas once again.
All skin types benefit from tattoo removal. The MedLite C6 laser can remove older tattoos, amateur tattoos, large and small tattoos in any color. Problematic colors of the past such as blue, green, and glow-in-the-dark are no longer an issue with the MedLite C6 laser.
Where on my body can I have a tattoo removed?
Tattoo removal is available for any area of your body. Tattoos closer to your heart tend to fade faster because they receive more blood circulation, whereas a tattoo on your ankle, wrist, arm, or leg will take longer.
The experts at Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus will tell you the number of sessions needed for total removal of your tattoo.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. The tattoo removal process is not pain-free, but is usually considered less painful than getting a tattoo. The laser pulses hot light at the ink to break it apart. While some discomfort is expected, the caring team at Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus will make you feel as comfortable as possible.
How long will it take?
A laser tattoo removal procedure can last between 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being removed. The amount of treatments you’ll require depends on the size and color of your tattoo.
Dark colors are more easily removed and with fewer treatments. Lighter colors reflect more light, so the ink will take longer to remove. Glow-in-the-dark ink is considered the most difficult to remove.
A minimum of six weeks between sessions is typically considered average. Removing any tattoo is a long process and will require more than one visit.
What side effects can I expect from having a tattoo removed?
Mild to moderate discomfort is expected from the pulse laser. The skin can be itchy or have general soreness after treatment, however, over-the-counter pain relievers can be used. Some skin types may scar more easily, but your physician assistant at Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus will give you post-treatment care instructions to help minimize scarring. In some cases, hair on the treated part of the body may not grow back.
Is laser tattoo removal permanent?
Tattoo removal is permanent. The skin is generally free from any ink remaining in the pigment of the skin after you complete the required number of sessions. You can also get a new tattoo in the same place.
Contact Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus to get started on your way to a clean slate for your skin with tattoo removal.