Unwanted Tattoos

Laser tattoo removal treatment at our Chico med spa safely and effectively diminishes tattoos you no longer want.

Advanced Technology for Tattoo Removal

Technology to remove tattoos successfully and safely has been emerging for many years. Past methods of treatment included CO2 lasers and dermabrasion, both of which often left scars in place of the graphic itself. After extensive research, we consider Medlite Laser to be the most advanced, safe, and effective technology for this procedure. It is definitely the gold standard of tattoo removal without scarring.

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Dr. Hodari is perennially voted the best dermatologist in Chico* due to his excellent credentials and sincere, compassionate approach. He builds trusting relationships with his patients through clear, honest communication.

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How Does It Work?

During the process of tattoo removal with the Medlite Laser, pulses of laser energy safely pass through the top layer of skin, fragmenting the pigment of the tattoo into small particles which are then safely absorbed into the body. The surrounding skin will not be affected.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Regardless of size, color, or location, it is difficult to estimate the number of treatments it will take to completely remove a tattoo. There are various types of tattoos including professional, amateur, and surgical. Many factors determine the course of treatment including the types of ink and the colors used to comprise the tattoo as well as the depth of the pigment. India ink tattoos respond best to laser treatments but still require multiple treatments. Professional black and red tattoos react positively to laser treatments, whereas yellow and green inks are much more difficult to remove. In all cases, multiple treatments spaced at 4-8 week intervals will be necessary to get optimal results from this course of treatment for tattoo removal.

Repeated sun exposure in the area of the tattoo may cause variations in texture and color of the underlying skin to become apparent once it is removed. It is important to note that any prior attempt to remove the tattoo may result in some scarring after laser treatments.

Tattoos must have been in place at least six months before they can be removed with lasers.

For more information please call (530) 342-8295 or request a consultation.

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