We use Medical Grade Lasers to safely target your unwanted tattoo with ultra-short pulses of amplified light.
These pulses of light are attracted to the pigment in your Tattoo which then breaks up and shatters the ink in your tattoo. These ink particles are then broken into tiny fragments which are engulfed by the body’s immune cells and eliminated through the bodies waste pathways. Ink particles are safely and naturally flushed out of your system causing the ink to disappear.
There are many different factors, including age of the tattoo, location, size, and type of ink/colours used, that determine the total number of treatments required for complete removal. The high-end Q switched laser used at M A Skin and Hair Superspeciality Clinic can often clear tattoos in about 4 to 6 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart. Keeping mind that every person and tattoo is unique, some might require more while others require less sessions.
In most cases we are able to completely remove the tattoo. However, there is a chance that a tiny amount of pigment may be left in the skin (commonly called “ghosting”). Microneedling and Fraxel treatments can be used to improve the appearance of the skin.
Most clients will notice a degree of lightening after their first treatment. However, it is not uncommon for tattoos to appear darker immediately after the treatment and begin to fade 14-21 days later.
Yes, depending on the tattoo it may be possible to isolate and remove a specific portion rather than the full tattoo.
While each person tolerates pain differently, most patients say they experience mild/moderate discomfort similar to having their skin snapped with a rubber band. There is no pain or discomfort once the treatment is finished. We use different ways to mitigate pain such as topical numbing, injectable lidocaine, and cold air.
We also take into consideration areas of your tattoo where there is no ink and we charge less for lightly shaded areas because they are easier to remove.