Tattoo Removal

Laser & Energy Procedures

Tattoo Removal in Cleveland, Westlake, OH. Despite the popularity of decorative tattoos, a significant number of people decide to eliminate their ink as they get older—whether for personal or professional reasons. Fortunately, tattoos can now be removed more effectively than ever with selective laser tattoo removal treatments. Whether you want to erase that person’s name on your arm, the lower back tattoo you got when you were younger, or any number of other tattoos, Dr. Renuka Diwan from our laser and skin surgery center in Cleveland, Ohio area can help get rid of the unwanted ink with a customized laser tattoo removal procedure. Tattoos from permanent makeup, radiation treatments, and accidents can also be treated effectively.

How is laser tattoo removal performed?

Laser removal of tattoos is an office procedure. The procedure is performed with pre-treatment anesthetic cream application, an anesthetic injection in the area to be treated. Tylenol or Advil are useful for diminishing pain and can be taken an hour and a half before a laser treatment. Some patients undergo treatment without any medication at all and are not overly bothered by discomfort. You will need to undergo a pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Diwan in order to plan the best treatment for your unique tattoo. Different wavelengths are used to specifically target tattoos of different colors.

Questions about Tattoo Removal?

How long is laser tattoo removal recovery?

Bruising in the treated area is expected and usually lasts for a couple of weeks. A bandage over the area is advised after treatment until the skin is healed. However, this should not keep you from missing any work or having to change your daily routine. Dr. Diwan will provide you with detailed care instructions based on the location of your tattoo as well as other factors specific to your individual case.

How long will it take to remove my unwanted tattoo?

For both amateur and professional tattoos, multiple treatments spaced at least six weeks apart are required for optimal treatment. Dr. Diwan targets different colors at each individual session.  The removal of your tattoo will be a gradual process. Smaller, single-colored tattoos will require fewer treatments than larger, multi-colored tattoos.  Amateur tattoos require an average of six treatments and professional tattoos clear with an average of 10 treatments. However, some tattoos need many more treatments. 2016-11-17-10_27_06-tattoo-removal-before-after-gallery These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more. Tattoo removal is not covered by medical insurance. A pre-treatment consultation is necessary.

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Learn more about your Laser Tattoo Removal options in Cleveland & Westlake, OH

If you are in Cleveland, OH area and looking for Tattoo Removal service, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Diwan today.

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Our office is conveniently located in Westlake, OH – only 25 minutes from Cleveland, 30 minutes from Strongsville and a 15 minute drive from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.