At Zannis, we offer three major treatment methods for tattoo removal, depending upon the patient’s skin and the size, coloration, age, and nature of their tattoo. We’ll use a personal consultation to guide you through the options and help you select the ideal technique for your tattoo removal treatment, but will have at least one method for 100% complete tattoo removal.
1. Laser Tattoo Removal
Advanced precision laser technology is a proven technique for fading and virtually eliminating the appearance of many types of tattoos. Targeted laser lights help break down tattoo pigments, allowing the body’s natural immune system response to process the ink and remove it from the skin. Laser treatments often require multiple sessions (average 5-6) over the course of many weeks, so it’s not a fast option, but it is relatively non-invasive and a great choice for most tattoos. Only our Cartessa Discovery Pico tattoo removal laser offers three wavelengths and pico/nanotechnology for removal of ALL ink colors on ALL skin types. See below for more information on Discovery Pico technology.
Dermabrasion is a very deep form of skin exfoliation using a high-speed brush or wheel to remove layers of the skin until the tattoo ink-stained layers are reached and can be removed. Dermabrasion is best for small tattoos without complex colors or shading. Because it can result in skin rawness and scarring in some cases, we may not recommend dermabrasion for larger tattoos or in highly visible areas of the body.
3. Full Excision
Tattoo excision is the full, surgical removal of tattooed skin. This is a precise method that offers 100% complete removal of tattoo ink from the skin using a precision scalpel. This is the most invasive but also the quickest tattoo removal technique, but it is not possible for larger tattoos.