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LASER TATTOO REMOVAL BY LASERAWAY
why Laser Tattoo Removal at laseraway Hillcrest?
That night in college. Your crazy ex. That time you were “going through a phase”. We all have regrets, but if yours are in the form of an unwanted tattoo, we’ve got you covered. Laser Tattoo Removal is quick, easy and noninvasive thanks to our advanced laser technology. Here’s just a few reasons we love it…
• Targets your ink while leaving surrounding areas unaffected
• Leaves your skin looking uniform & natural
• Is noninvasive & non-surgical
• Works on all skin types
• Produces dramatic results with multiple sessions
*Results and patient experience may vary.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
While we know you want to ditch that ink like yesterday, Laser Tattoo Removal is a gradual process that depends largely on your tattoo’s location, depth, density and ink colors. For example, black ink is the easiest for our lasers to target, whereas colored ink can be a bit more complicated. When you come in for your free consultation, one of our specialists will walk you through the process and help determine the predicted number of treatments your tattoo is expected to take to fade or remove.
ABOUT THE TATTOO REMOVAL EXPERIENCE at laseraway Hillcrest
STEP ONE: YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
You’ll start your tattoo removal experience with a free consultation with one of our specialists. During this time, they will assess your tattoo’s location, depth, density and color to predict approximately how many treatments are expected for your tattoo to fade or be removed.
STEP TWO: YOUR APPOINTMENT
At the beginning of your appointment, your clinician will apply an anesthetic cream to the area of your tattoo. You’ll also be given protective eye gear and a cooling device. Once the anesthetic cream starts doing its thing, your clinician will get to work, using the laser to deliver pulses to the tattoo’s pigment. Is it painful? It can be a bit uncomfortable but most people find it totally tolerable—it’s often described as a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. The amount of laser pulses depends on the tattoo’s size, but most treatment sessions only last a few minutes.
Once your treatment is over, you’ll need to begin the after-care process right away. Get a full rundown of what that looks like (plus what you need to do before your treatments) below!
HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS at laseraway Hillcrest
So glad you asked! Laser Tattoo Removal is pretty simple—our lasers use light and heat to selectively break up and disperse tattoo pigment while leaving surrounding areas unaffected, a process called selective photothermolysis.
Laser Tattoo Removal works by targeting pigment colors in the skin’s dermis, which lies between your outer layer of skin (epidermis) and the tissue beneath. The tattoo pigments absorb the laser’s beam, breaking up into tiny fragments. Your body then naturally absorbs these fragments and eliminates them.
We primarily use the Astanza Duality, a state-of-the-art dual wavelength Q-switch laser that produces light pulses of extremely high peak power. Because Q-switch lasers are so precise and intense, tattoo pigments fragment instantly, and the surrounding tissue is spared.
And the team behind the treatments? Second to none. Our clinics are supervised by board-certified dermatologists, and treatments are implemented by registered nurses, physician associates, and nurse practitioners who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business.
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Services at LaserAway Hillcrest
Meet Team LA
Ashley Isabell, PA-C
regional clinical director, Hillcrest
Ashley Isabell is a Physician Associate who specializes in Aesthetic Dermatology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular & Microbiology at the University of Central Florida. She then continued her education at Nova Southeastern University where she earned her Read More...
Conveniently located in Hillcrest, LaserAway is San Diego's premier provider for aesthetic dermatological services. Offering a mix of non- and minimally-invasive treatments, our Hillcrest clinic serves up dramatic results with no downtime, so you can continue on to the area's nearby shops and restaurants.
Every LaserAway clinic employs cutting-edge technology and trusted medical experts to help you reach your unique skin goals. At our Hillcrest, San Diego location you'll find upscale interiors packed with LaserAway personality, so you'll feel so comfortable you'll be snapping selfies in no time.
LaserAway is proudly led by a diverse group of board-certified dermatologists.
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