Tattoo removal may be desired for any number of reasons, from dissatisfaction with the appearance of the tattoo to changes in lifestyle that warrant removal of body art for personal or professional reasons, Tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that eliminates the body ink with precision, with little discomfort or downtime afterward.

About the procedure

Dr. Kaweski performs tattoo removal in the San Diego area at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery using a combination of surgical excision and possible skin grafting or (issue stretching, The procedure completely removes the pigment of the tattoo, making this procedure the most thorough and precise method for removing body ink today. The specific techniques used in tattoo removal will vary somewhat allowing Dr. Kaweski to customize treatment to a patient’s specific needs and medical history, as well as the size and location of the tattoo.

In most cases, tattoo removal can be performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia, Some procedures are performed in stages or a series of sessions, spaced approximately 3-6 months apart. Other procedures may require & tissue expander, which stretches good skin in the area so it can be used to cover the tattoo site once the tattoo is removed.

What about results?

The results of tattoo removal can be very good, exchanging the body ink for a small, inconspicuous scar in many circumstances. Results are also permanent meaning no other procedures will be needed to eliminate the tattoo in the future. However, some patients do require more than one treatment session at the beginning of the process to remove the tattoo in its entirety.

Tattoo removal is one of many cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area. To learn more about this procedure, or other treatments offered by Dr. Kaweski, contact our staff today at (619) 464-9876.