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Tattoo Removal Specialist

Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG -  - Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility & Menopause

Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility & Menopause & Cosmetic Surgery located in Milpitas, CA

If you have an old tattoo that just no longer reflects who you are, you don’t have to learn to live with it. At the practice of Gul A. Zikria, MD, in Milpitas, California, you can get effective tattoo removal treatments right in the office. Dr. Zikria, who’s a board-certified physician and cosmetic surgeon, can get rid of that old tattoo with just a few sessions.* Find out if tattoo removal is right for you by booking a consultation. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to book.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does tattoo removal work?

Tattoo removal with the revolutionary Spectra™ Q-switched technology system is one of the most advanced ways to get rid of a tattoo and restore your natural skin. The Spectra platform uses various laser wavelengths to target a broad spectrum of ink colors.

With each laser pulse, ink pigments break down into very tiny particles. These particles are so small, your body’s immune system recognizes them as foreign and flushes them away naturally. The Spectra laser tattoo removal system is so efficient, your entire treatment is much quicker as compared to other types of tattoo removal systems.  

What happens during a tattoo removal session?

Laser tattoo removal can cause a little discomfort, especially in sensitive areas, so Dr. Zikria might recommend coming in about 20-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to apply a topical numbing cream. Spectra tattoo removal involves moving the handheld device over your tattoo and sending out beams of laser energy.

Depending on the size of your tattoo, your entire treatment can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. It’s probably going to take longer for larger tattoos. Once your laser tattoo removal session is complete, Dr. Zikria counsels you on how to care for your skin at home, since minor swelling and irritation in the treatment area are common.

How many laser tattoo treatments do I need?

Even though you start noticing that your unwanted tattoo fades shortly after your very first laser tattoo removal session at the practice of Gul A. Zikria, MD, you’re going to need several visits for optimal results. Black ink is the easiest to remove — it absorbs all laser wavelengths — while bright colors need specific laser wavelengths and are harder to remove.

In most cases, you need at least four to eight laser tattoo removal sessions to completely resolve an unwanted tattoo. You could require additional visits if you have bright or fluorescent colors in your tattoo. During your tattoo removal consultation, Dr. Zikria lets you know about how many treatments you’re probably going to need.

Get rid of that old tattoo by starting tattoo removal treatments at the office of Gul A. Zikria, MD. Book your laser tattoo removal consultation online or call the office directly.

*Individual results may vary.

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