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Tattoo Removal

  "I was able to get an appointment very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised that I got to see a doctor for my tattoo removal and that he provided a procedure that has never been offered to me before. I have had many laser tattoo removal procedures done at other clinics and this one by far has been the most positive." - Pima Dermatology Patient

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Overview
Pima Dermatology offers treatment of many different colors of Decorative Tattoos, Cosmetic Tattoos of the eyebrows, lips, or eyeliner and Traumatic Tattoos such as road rash. We have been performing Laser Tattoo Removal for over 25 years, making us the most experienced Laser Center in Southern Arizona. 
 

Treatments

With six distinct laser wavelengths, we have the most advanced laser technology and protocols to treat tattoo ink; certain colors and complex pigments such as greens, purples, and yellows may be more difficult to remove. Various techniques may be needed to remove different colors from the skin. No two tattoos are the same and there is often quite a difference in how fast any given tattoo will respond to therapy. Generally, it takes six or more treatments to remove the tattoo.


Treatments are performed in our state-of-the art facility by Laser Certified Medical Providers.
 
We use injectable Lidocaine to ensure a better tolerated treatment with greater comfort during the procedure. 
 
Pricing
Treatments range from
$175—$1000 / session
 
Because each tattoo is unique, our removal techniques are tailored to suit your individual needs.
 
 Laser Tattoo Removal can range in price from $175 per treatment and up, and typically take a minimum of six treatments to remove, depending on the depth, color(s), age of the tattoo, and size. For an accurate quote, we recommend scheduling a consultation. 

Tattoo Consult
$70

A consultation appointment is required before scheduling tattoo removal treatment. The cost of the consultation will be applied towards the removal of the tattoo. The cost of the tattoo treatments are not usually covered by insurance and payment for tattoo removal needs to be received 10 days prior to the procedure, unless prior arrangements have been made with your Provider or our Business Office. 

 

 

Laser Tattoo Removal (Multicolor)

 
 
 

Laser Tattoo Removal (black ink)

 
   

TREATMENT OPTIONS
Laser Techniques

  • Q-Switched Nd-YAG Laser: Utilizes a high intensity infrared or green light pulsed in a rapid manner.  It works by exploding apart pigment particles under the skin into smaller and smaller particles with each treatment. This Laser is excellent for tattoos that are dark blue and black or red in color, but does poorly in removing green and yellow pigment.

 

  • Astanza Trinity Laser: Houses three different high-powered Q-Switched Laser modalities: [Ruby (red light), YAG 532 (green light) and YAG 1064 (infrared)].  Mulitcolored ink located deep within the skin can be more aggressively treated with higher fluences (power) and larger spot sizes to reach the ink.

  • Q-Switched Ruby Laser: This Laser works on a similar principal as the Q-Swtiched Nd-YAG Laser. The Ruby Laser is ideal for dark pigment and works well to remove green pigment.

  • Alexandrite Laser: Similar in principle to the other Q-Switched Lasers, this Laser has a broad application for the removal of most tattoo pigments and is excellent to remove tattoos with dark black, blue or green colors.

  • Versapulse Laser: This Laser has an Nd-YAG and an Alexandrite Laser built in which enables us to treat with green, red and infrared light. Tattoos with any combination of black, blue, green and/or red pigments can usually be treated effectively with this one device.

  • CO2 and Ebrium:YAG Lasers: These Lasers are used to create an abrasion of the skin to remove pigment more efficiently in difficult to treat tattoos, but are more apt to leave a scar.

Surgical Excision

If the tattoo is relatively small and/or easily accessible and cosmetically in an inconspicuous area, the entire tattoo can be surgically cut out or excised, and sutured closed with stitches. This can be done in a single treatment session, or in several treatment sessions involving a serial excision technique. This surgical technique is done in the office under local anesthesia. The surgical technique always leaves a line scar which can spread and leave a significant or disfiguring scar in certain areas of the body (breast, shoulder or base of the neck areas)




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