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.
Of course, every tattoo is different and each patient has unique anatomy, factors which make it impossible to give blanked “yes” or “no” answers to questions like this. The best way to determine what laser tattoo removal can and cannot accomplish in your case is through a one-on-one consultation with Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Dr. O’Toole’s background in aesthetic procedures allows him to help minimize scarring and other unfavorable results. During your Los Angeles tattoo removal consultation Dr. O’Toole will carefully evaluate your skin and provide you with honest information about what you can expect from this procedure.
To schedule your tattoo removal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today. Dr. O’Toole serves Los Angeles and surrounding areas of Southern California.