Laser Tattoo Removal

Consultations offered at our three convenient locations in La Mesa, La Jolla and Del Mar, CA

Laser Tattoo Removal

Prime Med Spa offers an impressive line up of lasers to meet your needs. We use the Quanta EVO Q Switched laser, as well as the Quanta Discovery Pico Plus picosecond laser, and erbium lasers to remove tattoo ink. Both were the first of their kind to arrive on U.S. soil and sent directly to Prime Med Spa from Milan, Italy! Our lasers are capable of removing a variety of tattoo colors, including eyebrow tattoos and lip liner tattoos.  Prime Med Spa lasers can take tattoos off of even the darkest of skin tones such as African American!  Don’t make the mistake of entrusting your laser tattoo removal to a tattoo removal rookie with outdated equipment.  Laser Tattoo Removal is dangerous, can destroy your pigment and skin texture, and requires proper medical oversight.  If there is no skin doctor involved in your laser treatments, say thank you and RUN! Learn more about the Discovery Pico Plus, a laser that is three times more powerful as PicoSure and TWICE as powerful as Picoway. (See this supplement link or check specs on their websites for proof.)

About

At your first visit to Prime Med Spa for tattoo removal, you will meet with a member of our medical staff who will evaluate your tattoo, review your options for removal, and discuss the laser treatment process. At this time you will also be offered pricing options based on the size of your tattoo and whether you are wanting to fade the tattoo or undergo complete tattoo removal.

The utilization of a laser to perform tattoo removal is the practice of medicine, and the laws in California which set this precedent are intended to protect patients from unprofessional, pushy, sales-driven establishments that do not have an expert laser physician on site. We see burned and scarred patients from all around San Diego on a weekly basis who are victims of poor practices.* We are physician-owned and operated with 16 years’ experience. Come and meet our team today to see and appreciate the difference. Read more information about the procedure.

The utilization of a laser to perform tattoo removal is the practice of medicine, and the laws in California which set this precedent are intended to protect patients from unprofessional, pushy, sales-driven establishments that do not have an expert laser physician on site. We see burned and scarred patients from all around San Diego on a weekly basis who are victims of poor practices.* We are physician-owned and operated with 16 years’ experience. Come and meet our team today to see and appreciate the difference.

Candidates

If you have a tattoo that you want removed, then laser tattoo removal is for you. The laser works on the ink of the tattoo to get the color out. The laser has different wavelengths that work on multicolored tattoos. It takes 3-6 sessions for tattoos to fade – each tattoo is different.

Discovery Pico Plus

Discovery Pico Plus is the fastest tattoo removal laser in the world, and we are very fortunate to have this sophisticated machine in San Diego, CA. Our patients come from all over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to undergo particularly complex tattoo removal such as traumatic, eyebrow, and lip liner. We remove all colors and shades of cosmetic ink!With over 26 lasers to choose from under one roof, there is simply no better place to trust your skin care than Prime Med Spa.* For more information read FAQs.

Laser Tattoo Experts

Prime Med Spa deploys the latest protocols in clinical laser science! We offer a rapid removal protocol, whereby you are treated at more frequent intervals to maximize your results, skin type permitting.* This is perfect for customers entering the military or with an important work requirement. Treatment letters will be provided for you to submit to your commanding officers or employers.

Procedure

The average number of treatments needed to clear tattoos at Prime Med Spa is 10. Nationwide, this is around 15 to 20.*Laser tattoo removal at Prime Med Spa can be accelerated using a variety of methods compared to traditional protocols.For most patients, downtime is limited to minor crusting of the treatment area.* Some patients experience minor blistering of the treatment area following a laser session.* This is more likely to occur when larger amounts of laser energy are deployed at later sessions. This is minor and rarely leaves any permanent skin defect such as scarring or pigmentation changes.*Prescription-strength topical numbing cream is offered prior to your laser session for $35 and takes 1 hour to work effectively.* Injectable Lidocaine anesthesia may also be offered, if clinically indicated, for $45. Additionally, oral sedatives, analgesics and nitric oxide are offered on site, so long as you have a ride home and qualify. With these anesthetic offerings, most patients find laser tattoo removal to be no more painful than getting a tattoo itself, and in some cases completely painless.

Tattoo Evaluation

Your tattoo will be evaluated according to the Kirby-Desai scale, which stands as the standard of care in assessing both the suitability of laser treatment on your skin type and estimating how many treatment sessions you will likely need to remove your tattoo completely.

Removal Pricing

You will be quoted a price at the time of your free consultation, both on a per session basis as well as a price to join our Tattoo Removal Club. The Tattoo Removal Club offers a better way to experience tattoo removal without paying per session or for expensive packages, and instead offers unlimited treatment sessions as clinically guided for a one-time flat fee.

Laser Treatment

Your laser tattoo removal sessions will be spaced every 8 weeks. On the day of your treatment, it is recommended that you eat before arrival and stay well-hydrated. Come at least 30 minutes early if you would like topical numbing cream applied prior to your treatment.

Custom Tailored Tattoo Removal

Most tattoo removal sessions take about 15 minutes total. The average number of treatments needed to remove a tattoo is 10, and these are done every 4-6 weeks.* The darker and more dense the ink is in your tattoo, the more sessions it will take and the longer the duration needed to completely remove the tattoo will be, so please be patient if you have a full blackout tattoo that is greater than 1cm x 1cm in any dimension. Patients are offered topical numbing cream for $35 per application, though most patients do not need it.* The laser will be operated by our physician or registered nurse. Photos will be taken and then emailed to you, so that you can track your progress.

FAQ

How many treatments are needed to remove my tattoo?

The average number of laser sessions for a standard removal protocol at Prime Med Spa is 10.* Nationally, this is 15-20. If you are medically cleared as a candidate for an accelerated treatment protocol, you will have well under 10 treatments to clear your tattoo.* The length of time between treatments is usually 4-6 weeks, but varies per patient and skin response.*

What does it cost to have a tattoo removed completely?

he best option is our Tattoo Removal Club pricing, whereby you are quoted a price for unlimited tattoo removal sessions until the tattoo is clear or faded to your satisfaction.* The Prime Med Spa medical staff will determine your treatment intervals, and the Medical Director reserves the right to clinically conclude your treatments once it has been determined that you have achieved a maximum potential outcome.

How painful is Tattoo Removal?

Pain thresholds vary widely among patients, and many patients report the laser experience to be about as painful as having the tattoo ink placed itself.* Prime Med Spa uses a dermal cooler, quartz plate, lidocaine injections, relaxation techniques, and prescription-strength topical numbing to help offset any discomfort you may experience during your tattoo removal session.*