Tattoo Removal

At the San Francisco Laser Tattoo Removal Center, our state of the art laser systems can treat everything from small, single-colored tattoos, to large multicolored tattoos.

Why Choose San Francisco Laser Center at Union Square?

  • Reputation: Bay Area Leader in laser tattoo removal since 1997—we have removed hundreds of multicolored tattoos safely and effectively on all skin tones.
  • Cutting-edge technology: Our center utilizes the newest and best technology available for laser tattoo removal.
  • Expertise: We are an established medical office—not a medical spa or retail laser center.
  • Results: View our before and after laser tattoo removal photos
  • Accessibility: We are conveniently located in Union Square with Saturday hours.

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure

Of the almost 10 percent of American who have at least one tattoo, an estimated 50 percent eventually decide to pursue tattoo removal. While there are various methods available for tattoo removal—surgical excision, dermabrasion, chemical peels, cryosurgery—laser treatment, which is non-invasive and extremely targeted (and therefore safer and less painful), is generally preferred by both patients and by medical professionals.

The medical lasers used for tattoo removal function by sending an intense beam of light—either in waves or in pulses, depending on your treatment—into the area of skin where your tattoo is located. The ink particles in your tattoo absorb the light from the laser, and the light’s heat breaks them up into tiny fragments; eventually (usually in a few weeks) those fragments are absorbed back into your body. Most tattoos require multiple treatments, and the results are significant: Laser treatments lighten, and cancompletely remove tattoos.

Alex TriVantage Laser

At the San Francisco Laser Center at Union Square, Dr. Rajagopal utilizes one of the most cutting-edge lasers available for tattoo removal: the Alex TriVantage laser. With this laser, Dr. Rajagopal can remove your tattoo efficiently, gently, and without the likelihood of bleeding, tissue damage, or scarring that was present in the past.

Until recently, removing a tattoo with multiple colors required the use of multiple lasers. Different colors of ink respond to different wavelengths of light, and until now, lasers used for tattoo removal did not have multiple wavelength capabilities. The Alex TriVantage, however, operates on three wavelengths—755nm, 532nm, and 1064nm—which means that it is capable of treating a wider range of tattoo colors. In fact, it has the broadest color treatment range of any laser available today.

Besides its singular ability to treat multiple-color tattoos, The Alex TriVantage laser is designed to be lighter and more flexible than past generations of lasers used for tattoo removal. Instead of the rigid, articulated delivery system that its counterparts have adopted, this laser has a flexible fiber-optic delivery system; this, combined with its comfortably designed handpiece, makes the Alex TriVantage easy to maneuver and hold. These qualities allow Dr. Rajagopal’s RN to operate the laser more rapidly and more precisely—and therefore more comfortably for you—than was ever possible before.

Laser Tattoo Removal Before & After Photos

*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

No other laser tattoo removal center in San Francisco offers superior technology—and expertise—that Dr. Rajagopal extends to her patients; and with the price-matching that she now guarantees, you can not only remove your tattoo safely, but affordably as well. If you’re ready to take a step toward getting rid of your unwanted tattoo, call the San Francisco Laser Tattoo Removal Center at (415) 392-3333, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal.