Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo


Tijuana, B.C.

Tattoo Removal

$60 usd per session

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Tattoo Removal is a procedure that aims to erase or fade an unwanted tattoo from the skin. There are different methods of tattoo removal, such as laser surgery, surgical excision, and dermabrasion. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the type, size, color, and location of the tattoo, as well as the skin type and condition of the person.


The most common and effective method of tattoo removal is laser surgery, which uses a high-intensity beam of light to break down the pigment in the tattoo ink. The ink particles are then absorbed by the body and eliminated through the lymphatic system. Laser surgery is usually done in a clinic or a medical spa by a trained technician or a doctor. The procedure may take from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the tattoo. The procedure may cause some pain or discomfort, similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, but most people tolerate it well. Some people may use a topical numbing cream or ice to reduce the sensation.


The recovery time for Tattoo Removal varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, the person can expect to have some redness, swelling, crusting, and peeling for the first few days or weeks. The person should avoid any sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect the treated area, as it may be more sensitive and prone to sunburn. The person should also follow the doctor's instructions for wound care and medication. The person may return to work after a few days or weeks, depending on the nature of the job. The final results of the procedure may take up to six months to appear, as the tattoo fades gradually.


You may be a good candidate for Tattoo Removal if you have an unwanted tattoo that affects your self-esteem or causes you any problems, such as social, professional, or personal. You should also be in good health, have realistic expectations, and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure. However, tattoo removal may not work for everyone. Some factors that may affect the outcome of the procedure are:

  • The age, size, color, and quality of the tattoo. Older, smaller, darker, and simpler tattoos are easier to remove than newer, larger, lighter, and more complex tattoos.
  • The type and color of the skin. Laser tattoo removal works best on people who have light skin and dark tattoos, as the laser can easily target the contrast between the skin and the ink. People who have dark or tanned skin may experience more side effects, such as pigmentation changes or burns, as the laser may damage the skin or affect the melanin production.
  • The location of the tattoo. Tattoos that are closer to the heart, such as on the chest, neck, or arms, are easier to remove than tattoos that are farther away, such as on the legs, feet, or hands. This is because the blood circulation and the lymphatic system help flush out the ink particles faster and more efficiently.
  • The health and lifestyle of the person. People who have a strong immune system, a healthy diet, and regular exercise may have better results than people who have a weak immune system, a poor diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. This is because the immune system and the metabolism play a key role in eliminating the ink particles from the body.


At Ciplastic, the starting cost for a Tattoo Removal procedure is $60 usd per sesion. Your final cost will depend on your specific individual needs.

Tattoo Removal is not a permanent solution, as some ink may remain in the skin or reappear over time. However, tattoo removal can significantly reduce the visibility and appearance of the tattoo, and make it less noticeable or more easily covered. The results of tattoo removal may last for several years or longer, depending on the individual and the tattoo. You may need to get maintenance treatments once or twice a year to keep the results.

Tattoo Removal is generally safe and effective when performed by a qualified and experienced provider. However, like any medical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications. These include:

  • Pain, swelling, redness, or irritation at the treatment site.
  • Blistering, scarring, or infection at the treatment site.
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin).
  • Eye injury, if the laser is not used properly or the eye protection is not worn.
  • Rarely, burns, skin damage, or changes in hair texture or growth.

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