Posted June 01, 2017
What Will Affect My Tattoo Removal?
Although getting “inked” continues to grow in popularity, tattoo removal is just as common. According to Webmd.com, nearly 30 percent of people have tattoos, and among those people, about 25 percent regret getting them. If you are experiencing buyer’s remorse for your tattoo, you may be wondering which types of tattoos are easier to remove and which are harder to treat.…
Posted November 24, 2015
Do you have one or more tattoos you are unhappy with? If so, board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole has a solution that can allow you to start the New Year fresh. Laser tattoo removal is a safe, nonsurgical way to permanently remove unwanted ink from any part of your body. If you are interested in learning more, call (626) 689-7800 and schedule your free consultation today.…
Posted December 28, 2014
If you have one or more tattoos that no longer serve your needs, it’s time to consider laser tattoo removal. This safe and effective procedure can erase embarrassing and unsightly ink from your skin – restoring an unblemished and natural look over the course of just a few treatments.
The New Year allows for a new start, making it the perfect time to address awkward marks on your body.…
Posted November 25, 2014
There are several factors that will impact how may laser tattoo removal sessions are necessary for the complete elimination of your ink. Each of these sessions will be separated by a recovery period to allow your skin to heal and help prevent scarring.
Because laser energy is being used to heat the skin during tattoo removal, some blistering and scabbing is common.…
Posted October 21, 2014
In the past, tattoo removal was performed with surgical equipment and often left a scar. In many cases, these scars were more unsightly than the initial tattoo – a factor that largely steered people away from ink removal. Laser tattoo removal, however, does not require incisions, excisions, or any other form of cutting. The scars it leaves, if any, are typically very light and fade to unnoticeable over time.…
Posted October 06, 2014
One of the most common questions asked of Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole when it comes to laser tattoo removal is, “How may sessions will this take?” And honestly, there is no one answer for every patient.
Just as every tattoo is different to some degree, so too is every tattoo removal procedure. Factors that can influence the number of sessions full removal will require include:
- Your natural skin tone
- The density of the ink
- The number of colors and amount of detail
- Where the tattoo is located
Interestingly, a large study conducted by the American Medical Association’s Archives of Dermatology has found that smoking can also impact the number of sessions required for tattoo removal.…
Posted September 22, 2014
When you have a tattoo you don’t want, you have only a few options to choose from. You can live with a tattoo that is unbecoming or ill-suited to your body and disposition. You can pay another artists to cover the tattoo with one that, potentially, will be more bearable. You can also have the ink permanently removed from your skin with a safe and effective laser tattoo removal treatment.…
Posted September 20, 2013
For the last decade or so, getting a tattoo has become more popular for both men and women. From biblical verses to large works of art covering an entire leg or even the back, tattoos can be seen everywhere. Because getting “tatted” is more commonly done when people are younger (age 18 to early 20s), sometimes as they age, the tattoo they were so excited to display in their youth no longer represents who they are today.…
Posted February 20, 2012
Whether it’s an ex-lovers name or a questionable piece of art you had from your youth, tattoos can be an incredibly significant experience in one’s life or a very regrettable one. With the mainstream popularity of tattoos thanks in part to televisions shows like “L.A. Ink,” the rise of body art comes with consequences for some people.…
Posted May 11, 2011
Photos taken of Megan Fox’s arm at a recent event have sparked rumors that the Transformers actress is undergoing laser tattoo removal treatments to have her tattoo of Marilyn Monroe removed. The brunette bombshell got the tattoo in 2009 because she admires the film icon. However, she has received a lot of flack from the media and public for the Marilyn tattoo, mostly because it is so large and placed in such an obvious location.…