Laser Tattoo Removal

Living with an unwanted tattoo isn’t necessary. Laser tattoo removal using PicoSure® is safe and effective, which is why men and women from Glendale, Pasadena, and throughout the region come to Dr. Armen Vartany’s Plastic Surgery & Laser Center for their treatments. PicoSure treats larger areas more quickly than other lasers without downtime.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

PicoSure features significantly advanced laser tattoo removal technology compared to older lasers once used for the procedure. The picosecond technology delivers rapid pulses of powerful laser energy that targets the pigment in the tattoo ink. The laser obliterates ink into tiny particles, which are then absorbed and removed naturally from the body. What sets PicoSure apart is its ability to remove stubborn blue and green inks, in addition to tattoos that have been previously treated.

The laser treatment targets tattoo ink with precision without damaging adjacent skin.

What Happens During Laser Tattoo Removal?

The nature of laser tattoo removal treatments varies depending on the size and type of the tattoo. Patients sometimes compare the sensation experienced during laser tattoo removal to that of getting a tattoo, but for a much shorter time. Some patients request a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area and minimize discomfort during the treatments, which may last 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo, the ink colors, and the intensity of the pigment.

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If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.

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How Many Treatments Are Needed?

For an average-sized tattoo, about 4 to 6 treatment sessions are required. Again, the specific number will vary depending on the size and colors involved. Our laser providers create customized treatment plans after the consultation, with treatment sessions scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart. This gives the body time to eliminate pigment naturally and allows the skin to heal.

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Result in a Scar?

The PicoSure laser removes unwanted tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. You may have discolored skin after the tattoo is removed, but that will fade over time. PicoSure treatments rarely cause permanent skin damage, but if you scar easily or tend to develop keloids, it’s important to discuss this before your first treatment.

What Is Recovery Like After Laser Tattoo Removal?

Most patients resume their normal daily activities after a laser tattoo removal treatment. Tattoos may appear gray or frosted after a treatment, but this appearance fades within a few hours. Avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun and apply an ointment such as Polysporin® frequently to help promote healing. We’ll provide post-treatment instructions specific to your case.

If you’re interested in removing an unwanted tattoo, request a consultation using the online form to discuss laser tattoo removal at our Burbank, CA, practice. Or call us at (818) 500-0823 to schedule an appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Armen Vartany, MD - Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Oct 20, 2021
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Best doctor ! I highly recommend him , very professional and kind doctor .. I’ve had few procedures done I am very happy with the result … Thank you
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Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is genuinely professional, and one of the best in his field, and Nurse Narineh is absolutely wonderful!
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Aug 13, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
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Nov 10, 2020
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Was skeptical about lasering but had the best experience with Galina here. She made me feel so comfortable and the results have been incredible. I have been back multiple times and plan to continue! So happy I found Galina Swigi
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Jun 28, 2020
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My experience with Dr.Vartany was great! He's the best. He is very caring and professional. I would strongly recommend everyone to choose him for their aesthetic needs. I'm glad I found such a honest humble doctor who values both inner & outer beauty.
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High Class Professional. ❤❤❤❤
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Feb 27, 2020
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His excellent and professional skills to produce outstanding results.
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Jan 6, 2020
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I am very satisfied with my experience with Doctor Vartany and all of his stuff members. They took very good care of me and I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
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Jan 24, 2019
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Great place. Everyone is nice and very professional
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Vartany was so pleasant, friendly, and kind doctor. If you're nervous at all, he will put you at ease immediately. His office was also very cool, hip building space and everyone in there was also very nice. Highly recommend.
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Armen Vartany was very passionate about his work. He listens and treats personally and not just like an ordinary patient. He works with an excellent staff. They're very patient and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone. They just want to make you happy.
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Jul 26, 2018
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Love the laser hair removal treatments they offer and their specials for referring a friend, I have been coming for at least a year and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Jun 28, 2018
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Get laser hair removal by time block instead of by area. Get more areas covered for your money. Laser facial is awesome, got rid of my preggo spots and dark freckles!
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Jul 6, 2017
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I'm glad to meet you in my foot Dr.'s Office, where you also had your Office. Your are amazing in Botox
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Apr 27, 2017
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theres no words to describe how happy im with doct vartany and his staff all are very beautiful and caring soul's god bless them all.🙏❤👌 best place ever for surgeries... beyond happy with my tummy tuck amazing job..thank you all so much for everything 😘 blessings.
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Feb 18, 2017
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Dr.Vartany did an amazing nose surgery on me in December 2016, he is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in our city.
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Jan 4, 2017
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Doctor Armen and his staff are incredible! From the very start to the very end the staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Truly professional!
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Apr 18, 2016
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Work with these folks on a business level, and couldn't ask for a better professional relationship! The staff is superb! Wonderful business!
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