Having an unwanted tattoo successfully removed is a procedure many people wish to have. Now, with cutting-edge laser tattoo removal from our team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, tattoo removal is permanent, relatively painless, and affordable. Read on for more information about the procedure.


How The Procedure Works

A tattoo is a collection of hundreds to thousands of ink pinpricks in the skin. The procedure works by using a precise, high-energy Cutera laser to break down these small ink deposits. The more a laser is directed at the ink, the more it breaks down into smaller particles that are then absorbed by the skin. This process effectively leaves no scar tissue behind.

Our Procedure

Before the procedure begins, the area that will be treated is cleansed, and the patient’s eyes are shielded if necessary. During the laser tattoo removal, our medical team will first test the skin’s reaction to the laser with several directed pulses. We will then begin to treat the tattoo of your tattoo with the Cutera laser. Most patients report minimal discomfort.

Patients are instructed to apply a topical ointment to the treated area daily, and they should use sunscreen whenever outside. If more treatment is needed, our medical team will schedule a second session 4-8 weeks after the first to minimize irritation and maximize the laser’s effectiveness.

Contact Our Medical Team Today

At Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, our board-certified plastic surgeons are here to help patients look and feel their best. Let our medical team, awarded Best of Tallahassee two years running, help treat any tattoo for good. To learn more about our laser tattoo removal procedure, contact our office at (850) 877-2126 to set up a personal consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions about our procedure.