The growing popularity of tattoos has increased the number of people seeking to remove a tattoo they regret getting. Laser tattoo removal can safely and effectively eliminate your unwanted tattoo. We use the most advanced laser technology to remove more pigments from more skin tones and help you achieve the results you want.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal allows people to erase the results of a regrettable tattoo decision. When you get a tattoo, your artist injects ink deep into the skin. The pigment particles that give the ink its color are too large for your body to remove. Laser tattoo removal breaks down these pigments, and your immune system will carry them away for removal from the body.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
At El Paso Plastic Surgery, we use the PicoSure laser to remove tattoos. This laser uses energy pulses to target the pigments in your tattoo without harming the skin. When the laser strikes tattoo ink, the pigments are broken into smaller pieces. Your body’s natural removal process can now carry away the pieces. The PicoSure laser can treat all ink colors and works safely on almost all skin tones.
How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will I Need?
Tattoos take several sessions to remove. Most people need three to ten treatments to achieve their desired results. The number of treatments depends on:
The colors used in your tattoo
The size of the tattoo
The age of the tattoo
Your tattoo artist’s technique
Treatments are spaced six weeks apart, so laser tattoo removal is a journey that will take several months.
You can go back to your usual activities after your session. You may have some redness, irritation, swelling, or blistering that resolves over several days. Your skin will be highly sensitive to UV light between sessions, so avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Some people may notice temporary skin pigmentation changes.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
Costs for tattoo removal vary widely by location. In El Paso, you can expect to pay between $200 and $1,200 per session. A larger tattoo will require longer treatment sessions. Since you will need several treatments, you should consider this when thinking about the cost. Fresh, colorful tattoos will usually take more sessions to remove than older blue or black ones.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?
Most people make good candidates for laser tattoo removal. You should have reasonable expectations about the process and results. You should not have treatment if you have a skin condition affecting the tattoo area.
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My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
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Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
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