Patients in Mountain View ask, “Is there a treatment that can completely remove my tattoo?”

At The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center, we recognize that individuals experience continual growth and development throughout their lives. Situations, lifestyles, and personal tastes evolve as well. While an estimated 25 percent of Americans have tattoos, our patients sometimes find that their tattoos may have faded, or are no longer relevant or desired.

We encourage individuals who wish to remove a tattoo to consider several key factors, such as:

What are the qualifications of the provider?

What is the procedure?

Will treatment completely remove all of the colors of my tattoo?

Advances in laser technology in dermatology – in medical and cosmetic applications – offer patients a myriad of options when it comes to treating, healing, restoring, or enhancing the condition of their skin.

Dr. Andrew Menkes is a board-certified dermatologist and internal medicine physician with more than 30 years of experience caring for patients. Frequently recognized as a Top Physician by peers in Mountain View and the Bay Area, Dr. Menkes has completed extensive training and education, including a Laser and Photobiology Fellowship at Harvard University, and holds Fellowships with the American board of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

With an emphasis on the highest quality clinical outcomes, Dr. Menkes, his associate Dr. Lillian Soohoo, and our professional team provide the latest technologies, including laser tattoo removal with the PicoWay laser.

PicoWay laser is aptly named as it uses picoseconds pulsation which breaks up the pigment in tattoos, allowing them to be naturally eliminated from the body. While other laser treatments can be used for tattoo removal, the PicoWay laser has several advantages, including:

  • Faster results in fewer treatments
  • Effective on a variety of skin types
  • Emits less heat that traditional lasers and doesn’t harm surrounding skin
  • Works on a complete range of colors, including blue and black, as well as orange, red, and green, which have typically been more difficult to remove
  • Also effective treatment for pigmented lesions and skin toning or rejuvenation

Call The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center in Mountain View today for a comprehensive consultation. Our professional team may be reached at (650) 962-4600.

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