Laser Tattoo Removal
Say goodbye to the tattoos that no longer serve you with safe and effective laser technology!
About the Treatment
Dr. Boulos uses only the most modern and safest technology, including laser treatments for tattoo removal. Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods are painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the (Spectra) Q switch laser used in our office.
How it Works
Medical lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into fragments and then absorbed through your body’s immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks.The larger the tattoo, the more sessions it will take to break down the ink particles.
- Safe on all skin types
- Effective on previously treated tattoos
- Fast and precise treatments
What to Expect
10 to 30 minutes
6 to 8 sessions, each 4 to 8 weeks apart.
After Treatment Care
Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and a healing antibacterial ointment with gauze.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
Right after your treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about 5 weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
Are there any side effects?
Occasionally, a whitening of the skin may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6 -12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing can vary from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions.
Is tattoo removal painful?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent, such as a topical anesthetic.
I have been a customer for over 5 years and truly would not trust anyone else. Dr Boulos really cares about her customers long term goals and will go out of her way to educate her customers on the treatments they are receiving so you understand the full process.
I have referred her to many friends and family who are also repeat customers and are blown away by her professionalism and experience.
Dr. Boulos is truly one of a kind. As a physician it goes without saying that she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but her most endearing quality is the warm personal connection she makes with each & every patient she sees. She takes the time to advise on all things health & beauty related.
From the effects of internal inflammatory issues related to skin health all the way to superficial aesthetics, she guides her patients from start to finish. I have seen her starring at patient before and after pictures, constantly evaluating and analyzing how she can improve the results, because she constantly strives to be better. Her spa is a reflection of her personality, elegant warm & welcoming!
Ruel Jude Vasandani
I went to Dr. Boulos with the intention to get botox. After having the most honest conversation, she recommended how important it was that I treat the cystic acne I did not know I had. I was almost in tears in her office and was fearful I would develop scaring on my face.
Thankfully, she immediately had a plan for me to complete acid peel facials and sent me home with some skin care products. No word of a lie, within a week I was able to see results in my skin with the products she gave me. If you're struggling with your skin and want to see someone who is going to be honest and provide you with the best, you need to go see her. I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am that I decided to go to her!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Boulos for a year or so now. From the very beginning she and all the staff have always been extremely professional and welcoming. I love the products, facials and skin treatments offered.
She alway answers my questions and makes me feel like she genuinely cares about her clients. I highly recommend this medical spa, you will be in good hands.
Such a beautiful and clean spa! I’ve been seeing Dr. Boulos for a few years now for Botox, fillers, and facials. I’ll admit I’m not the best with the needles but she makes me feel so comfortable and puts up with my craziness.
She is very knowledgeable and makes the best decisions for you with no pressure to do anything right away. Her staff is also very accommodating and kind, they are wonderful at what they do.