Tattoo Removal Options

To completely remove a tattoo, new treatments using lasers, which are more effective and cause less scarring than older surgical excision or dermabrasion procedures, can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. Usually multiple laser sessions are needed to achieve the best results. At VIDA we will make an evaluation to determine the approximate number of sessions that you will require.

How does Q-switched laser treatment work?

The Q-switched laser is used to remove unwanted tattoos, brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin. The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body. The laser energy feels like many tiny hot dots on your skin. The discomfort is greatly reduced (but not eliminated) by a stream of cold air directed at the spots during treatment. Tattoo removal without anesthetic can be painful, so we always attempt to anesthetize the area before performing tattoo removal.

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure

The first step to remove your tattoo is to have an on-site or virtual consultation with our Dermatologist, Dr. Alberto de la Fuente. It is important that you know that the consultation for Laser Tattoo Removal is cost-free. Once the Dermatologist sees the area, ink colors, tattoo size, and skin type, he will determine how many sessions are needed to remove your tattoo and you will be given an estimate.

Dr. Alberto de la Fuente – Dermatologist

Dr. Alberto de la Fuente García, M.D. is a Dermatologist experienced in both clinical and cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. de la Fuente services include Light and medium peelings, IPL, Fraxel, Thermage, Cryosurgery, dermatoscopy, acne scar incisions, skin biopsy, and many other dermatologic services

Want to know more? Now you can have an in-depth consultation with a certified dermatologist in the privacy of your own home.

Schedule a virtual consultation to speak with a certified dermatologist in the privacy of your own home or contact VIDA to learn more. Our Virtual Consultation is private, safe, discrete and Free.