Redwood Family Dermatology

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal Overview

There is good news for those who have an unwanted body design. Newer laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. Here’s how it works: lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam.

Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in two to four visits, though many more sessions may be necessary.

Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.

In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for tattoo removal using the newer lasers:

  • Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.
  • The skin’s reaction to the laser is tested to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
  • The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
  • Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
  • Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.

Call for more information or to schedule an appointment with our friendly staff: (707) 545-4537.

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Redwood Family Dermatology - Tattoo Removal

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Phone/Text: (707) 545-4537
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2725 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Mon. – Fri. 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM by appointment
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4727 Hoen Ave, Ste A
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Phone/Text: (707) 462-3996
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555 South Dora Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
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Mon. – Fri. 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM by appointment
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Our walk-in clinic is currently not available due to COVID restrictions, but we will update as soon as status changes. Thank you for your patience.

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Patients may text us at 707-545-4537 (Santa Rosa Mendocino Ave. office) or 707-462-3996 (Ukiah office) about non-urgent items such as: scheduling appointments, prescriptions and general questions or requests.

(Sorry, but texting is not currently available for Dr. Schwartz’ office on Hoen Ave.)

Our phone/texting hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will promptly respond to your messages during these working hours.

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  • Anthem Blue Cross of California and Prudent Buyer Network
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Humana / Choice Care Network
  • California Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC)
  • CIGNA / Great West Healthcare
  • Coventry / First Health Network
  • Delta Health — Amy’s Kitchen
  • HealthNet
  • Healthsmart
  • Medicare
  • Meritage Medical Network
  • MultiPlan/PHCS, Inc.
  • Partnership Health Plan (referral required)
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • St. Joseph’s
  • Sutter – For under 14 years old*
  • TRICARE
  • UHC AARP Medicare Complete through Meritage
  • United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage**

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*Dr. Sugarman only
**PCP dependent

Subject to change. Verify coverage with your provider or your insurance plan.

 

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