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Rebecca Small, M.D.
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 246
Capitola, CA 95010


Laser Tattoo Removal

State-of-the-art RevLite® laser technology is approved by the FDA for safe removal of unwanted tattoos with minimal to no risk of scarring. We have the ability to treat multicolored as well as basic black ink tattoos.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser energy is passed through the outer layer of the skin, directly targeting the tattoo ink. The laser disrupts the ink allowing your body’s immune system to break it down and get rid of it naturally. Our lasers are very accurate and can safely remove just the unwanted parts of a tattoo.

Can a tattoo with several colors be removed?

We have advanced techniques to remove most color tattoos. This includes more difficult colors such as green, yellow, and sky blue.

Is there down time after treatment?

Most patients resume activities immediately following treatment. The treated area should be protected from sun exposure until the skin has healed.

How many treatments will I need?

There are several factors involved in determining how many treatments your particular tattoo will require. Most tattoos require between 10 and 20 treatments to remove.

Does the treatment hurt? How long does it take?

Some discomfort may be experienced during this procedure. An anesthetic (numbing) cream may be applied prior to treatment. Treatments are typically completed in 2 to 10 minutes.

Will I have a scar?

Scarring is extremely rare. However, it is a possibility with any medical procedure involving the skin. Following the doctor’s aftercare instructions will greatly reduce your chances of scarring.

Please note: There is a $55 fee, and a credit/debit card is required to make an appointment for a tattoo removal consultation. When you purchase a series or begin treatments, we will deduct the $55 from the total cost.

Rebecca Small, MD
Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics | 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 246 | Capitola, CA 95010 | 831.475.1077
Serving Capitola, Scotts Valley, Monterey, Carmel, Watsonville, Los Gatos, Aptos, Soquel, Felton, and the surrounding areas.