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Tattoo Removals
Coast Dermatology uses the latest techniques in removal of tattoos. At the present time, we are using a Versipulse laser which can remove tattoos, even those with multiple colors. It takes several treatments with any laser system to adequately remove tattoos
How does it work?
Lasers use an intense beam of light that scans over the area to be treated. The ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light and are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through your body’s natural cleansing mechanism. The result is a significantly lighter or complete removal of the tattoo.
Does it hurt?
The common description of the feeling of the laser is one of a burning sensation and may be uncomfortable for some patients. In those cases, we can give a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to treatment for a pain-free experience. The procedure is very quick however, and most patients find no need for anesthetic.
What is the cost?
The cost of removal varies greatly depending on the size, color and location of the tattoo.