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I'm looking for a laser tattoo removal from a reputable source that uses new
lasers. I had a consultation from a SF plastic surgery center, however, they use
older lasers that are quite painful and don't guarantee full removal.
Anywhere recommendations from Walnut Creek to San Francisco would be appreciated.
-looking to be tatt free
My sister goes to the Diablo Regional Laser Center and has been very happy with their work on
removing her tatoos. She did mention though that ''I don't think they have the newest, most
cutting-edge lasers, but they have definitely been effective.''
Here is their info:
1981 N. Broadway #270
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
anyone out there had laser tattoo removal? i'm thinking about
removing mine, and i'd like to hear recent experiences (with or
w/o specific doctor names) about laser removal of tattoos, as
well as general recommendations on this procedure (or series of
I have been going to the Diablo Valley Surgery center for the past 3 years.
They remove tattoos using laser surgery. It is a timely process; however
the slower process allows for a clear/clean removal of the tattoo with no or
very, very little trace. My treatment has taken awhile as I took a break
from the treatment while I was pregnant (although I was told it was quite
safe to do). I have a treatment approx. every 3 months.
You can contact the Laser Program Coordinator at 925-689-5277. She will
make an assessment and estimate the cost of the removal and time - depending
on size and colors involved.
I had a tattoo removed from my upper arm almost 10 years
ago by a plastic surgeon in SF named Dr. Tannenbaum. I still
have a pretty bad scar. Actually, an ugly bad scar, which is only
slightly less disturbing than the tattoo itself! It was a laser process
but I think things have changed a lot on that front. I don't
know that I would exactly recommend this guy: he was kind of
a cold fish, I got an infection from the bandaging, and he wasn't
especially concerned with the level of scarring--to him anything was
better than a tattoo. Stanford U. has a well-known laser surgery
center, but at the time it seemed a big hassle to get there.
Feel free to email me if you have other questions. Good luck.
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