Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
A world-renowned landmark located in San Diego County, Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, & Groff, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology brings together scientific breakthroughs in the aesthetic industry and the art of vision, creativity and skill. In a warm, social environment of approachable luxury, GBFG brings patients the best in rejuvenation and the highest quality of personal attention.
Mitchel GoldmanDouble-board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mitchel Goldman M.D. is the founder and Medical Director of Goldman Butterwick & Associates, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. After graduating Boston University and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman has pioneered research on multiple laser techniques, skin rejuvenation, and vein therapy. Dr. Goldman is the Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program and has practice/hospital affiliations with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.