Tattoo Removal Frequently Asked Questions

San Diego Laser Tattoo Removal at Skinny Beach

If you’ve got an unwanted tattoo, you’ll be happy to hear you’re not stuck with it forever. Laser tattoo removal can erase the mistakes of your past. At Skinny Beach in San Diego, we understand that you might have some concerns about whether it’s worth your time and money. That’s why we want to remove the mystery from the laser tattoo removal process and let you know exactly what you’re getting into. Take a look below at some of the most frequently asked questions our customers ask us about laser tattoo removal treatment.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

During a tattoo removal session, short pulses of laser light are aimed at your tattoo. The light penetrates beneath the surface of your skin, targeting the tattoo ink. The energy from the light shatters the ink into minuscule particles, which are then flushed out of your body through your lymphatic system.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Everyone experiences pain differently, but some patients compare the sensation to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. To reduce discomfort during your tattoo removal sessions, Skinny Beach offers topical anesthetics or injections to protect against the pain.

How long will it take to remove my tattoo in San Diego?

The amount of time it takes to complete your tattoo removal will vary widely based on the size, location, and color of your tattoo. In general, black and gray tattoo inks are the easiest to remove, while red and yellow prove to be more challenging. At Skinny Beach, we’ll meet with you before you begin your tattoo removal treatments to determine approximately how many sessions you’ll need. On average, our customers require about 10 sessions, with 4-6 week waiting periods between each one.

Will laser tattoo removal leave a scar?

If done properly, laser tattoo removal should not leave a scar. Skinny Beach is staffed by highly experienced and trained medical professionals who are experts at removing all kinds of tattoos. Additionally, we use the absolute latest in laser technology – the Quanta Discovery Pico Plus is the fastest and most powerful tattoo removal laser in the world, and the only Discovery laser in California, which means less time spent under the laser, and ultimately, less chance of scarring. Discovery Pico Plus is two times as powerful as the PicoWay laser.

How much will it cost to remove my tattoo in San Diego?

Price differs based on the number of treatments you need to remove your tattoo. When you come in for your free consultation, you’ll be quoted a price per session. You’ll also be given the opportunity to join our Tattoo Removal Club, which offers unlimited treatment sessions for a one-time flat fee.

Why should I come to Skinny Beach for laser tattoo removal in San Diego?

Skinny Beach is the best choice for laser tattoo removal in San Diego. We’re physician-owned and operated, and have 16 years of professional experience removing tattoos. We are very fortunate to be the only practice in California who owns the Discovery Pico Plus laser, an investment in innovative laser technology which allows patients to experience tattoo removal more safely and effectively than they can attain anywhere else.
With shorter treatment sessions, skilled medical staff, and cost-effective payment options, Skinny Beach offers a superior tattoo removal experience. Call us today at (858) 272-2021 and schedule your free consultation – or book your appointment online right now.