Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Laser Tattoo Removal

laser tattoo removal san franciscoDr. Javaheri has a leading technology to remove or augment unwanted tattoos called the Quanta Q plus C tattoo removal system. This is a three-wavelength laser (532nm, 1064nm and 694nm) designed to hit most colors of decorative and amateur tattoos. This laser works by passing through the top layers of the skin and absorbs tattoo pigment. This laser causes the tattoo pigment to break apart into smaller particles hat are then diminished by the body's immune system.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo depends on the size, color, density, and depth of ink. Due to different types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary. On average the patient will need 6-12 treatments spaced six weeks apart to allow time for clearing.  The new flat beam technology  of the Quanta Q plus C allows great reduction of all colors with minimal risk of scarring. After each treatment session patient will see the tattoo become lighter.*

The best candidate for laser tattoo removal are those patients with light or dark skin with unwanted tattoos that need to be drastically reduced or partially lightened to allow for re-inking.  Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding will not be treated with the laser.*

Laser tattoo removal is fast and can be uncomfortable.  To minimize discomfort, a topical or injectible anesthetic is available and recommended. The feeling of the laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a stinging sensation. After the treatment, a scab forms on the area treated and can last for up to two weeks. Redness, crusting and itching are expected after each treatment.  The results can be life changing.  Whether you want to remove just a name of someone who is no longer in your life, several tattoos or just lighten body art for the purpose of re-inking, Dr.Javaheri has the technology and experience that you are looking for for this service.  Our double-boarded plastic surgeon, Dr. Shahin Javaheri, will help you get on the way to the new look you have in mind!*

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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