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

Reclaim Your Beautiful Skin with Laser Tattoo Removal

How can anyone be happy with permanently branding their body? For some it is a great feeling to have a piece of art on their skin, but how who’s to say that they will be happy with their tattoo in the next 10 years? It may have been an exciting choice to make at that time in your life, but we want to remind you that you do not have to live with your tattoo if you are unhappy with it. Tattoo removal in San Francisco is a quick and nearly pain-free procedure that allows you to have clear skin in time for summer. Many people are unsure about what they can expect from tattoo removal, so we will share a few things to help you put your mind at ease with the procedure.

Why Consider Laser Tattoo Removal?

We know that living with a regretful decision of getting a tattoo can be due to a variety of reasons. You may have chosen a new career path that does not allow you to venture in the professional world if you have a visible tattoo. There may be a tattoo that reminds you of a certain time of your life that you would love to forget. You might even be upset with the result of the artist’s work, and instead of covering it up with another tattoo you chose to have it removed. Whatever your reason, we can help you replenish your skin with our laser tattoo removal system.

Things to Expect from Tattoo Removal

According to a Harris Interactive survey, one in five Americans has at least one tattoo. Also, as many as 28 percent American adolescents regret their tattoo choice within a year. Fortunately, they no longer have to live with their mistake forever.

Laser tattoo removal will cause little pain, but it is nothing more than what was experienced when you first got the tattoo. The laser light sends pulses into the skin’s surface, breaking up tattoo pigments in small fragments at a time. It feels similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin, but it is normal to feel sharpness during the procedure.

Black ink on pale skin is the easiest to remove over other skin types. However, people with dark skin are still able to undergo tattoo removal. Older tattoos are also simpler to remove, but as long as the tattoo is placed in an area where there is more body fat, such as the legs, chest, arms or torso it will not be too difficult to remove.

After treatment there are various effects felt in some patients more than others. Laser tattoo removal will leave the treated area with mild skin irritation and tenderness, but will heal over time. If discomfort is experienced, your surgeon can provide effective recovery methods to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

If you are tired of hiding your tattoo with clothing all year round and you keep making excuses to skip out on the beach, then you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Javaheri and learn what about his tattoo removal process.

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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “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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