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How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal is performed by targeting the pigment in your skin with a scientifically-advanced laser that breaks up the pigment into tiny fragments. These fragments are then naturally absorbed and metabolized by your body, removing the coloration from your skin. The laser is designed to specifically target pigment without causing damage to the surrounding skin, making the procedure both safe and effective.

Laser tattoo removal usually requires several treatments to fully remove a tattoo, with the number of treatments varying based on the depth, thickness, and color of your tattoo, as well as the individual quality of your skin. Entirely removing a tattoo may require as few as three treatments, or as many as seven or eight, with each treatment resulting in your tattoo becoming progressively lighter.

The benefits of laser tattoo removal

Unlike previous methods of tattoo removal that could be painful and had limited results, our modern Burbank laser tattoo removal treatment comes with minimal patient discomfort and is highly effective. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Fading and removing both black and colored ink from your skin
  • No scarring
  • Rapid treatment
  • Minimal recovery and no downtime
  • High safety factor with an extremely low risk of complications

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Am I a candidate for laser tattoo removal?

Almost anyone who wishes to fade or remove an existing tattoo is a good candidate for this procedure, though we always require an in-house consultation to make sure no pre-existing skin conditions might make this treatment unsafe.

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What to expect with laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal begins with an application of a local anesthetic or numbing cream to reduce any discomfort from the treatment, and the treatment itself typically takes anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the tattoo. Once the procedure is complete, we will cover your tattoo with antibiotic ointment and a light bandage, and you can return to your usual activities. For patients in Burbank, laser tattoo removal is quick and our modern approaches reduce pain normally associated with this procedure.

Recovery after laser tattoo removal

Your skin may be slightly tender and red immediately after treatment and form a light scab, but these minor discomforts usually fade within two to three days. Aftercare instructions will be provided, and the most important thing to keep in mind is that you must protect your skin from UV radiation after the procedure.

Why choose Skin Matrx for my laser tattoo removal?

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure like laser tattoo removal in Burbank, the most critical choice you need to make is who you’re going to trust to do the job correctly. At Skin Matrx, our qualified team of medical professionals has extensive experience removing unwanted tattoos, and Dr. Blanka Orloff, a veteran doctor with over 15 years of experience in cosmetic and anti-aging treatments, supervises all procedures at our private, luxury clinic.

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What about lightening an existing tattoo?

In most cases, a minimum of two to three treatments is all that’s required to lighten an existing tattoo.

Is having a tattoo removed painful?

Some clients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, or the same feeling as getting a tattoo, but in a fraction of the time.

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