Having second thoughts about your tattoo? If so, you’re not alone. Every day, we see patients from every walk of life that have second thoughts about their tattoos. What once seemed like a good idea just doesn’t fit your new image, and you wish it would just go away. Now, we can make your wish come true. Using our advanced laser system, we can remove your tattoo safely without leaving a scar.
The word LASER is an acronym meaning Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Medical lasers use an intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo, without harming the surrounding healthy cells. The light energy may be delivered as a continuous wave of light or in pulses, depending on the treatment and the type of laser used. When the ink particles of your tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through your body’s natural cleansing mechanism.
How is laser tattoo removal performed?
The LASER is directed at the colored areas of a tattoo, while emitting a pulsed wave light. When the colored ink particles in the tattoo absorb the laser light, they are broken into tiny fragments. Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent like ice or an anesthetic cream.
Treatment sessions usually take from 10 to 30 minutes. The number of treatments required for maximum improvement depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your tattoo. Black, brown and blue pigments are the easiest to remove, while green, red, orange, yellow and white pigments are the most difficult. And treatments should be placed roughly one month apart to allow your body to naturally remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment.
You will continue to see a lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment. The improvement can be quite dramatic.
How long do I have to wait before getting tattoo removal?
After a tattoo has been done someone must wait at least six months before the removal process can begin. Starting any earlier can result in scaring and/or discoloration.
Are all Lasers the same for tattoo removal?
NO! At Nexus Clinic we provide our clients with the most state-of-the-art tattoo laser equipment. We use the Medlite C6 laser, which safely treats all tattoos, all skin types and all colours that appear in a tattoo.
How long does a tattoo removal session take?
Depending on the size of the tattoo it generally only takes a few minutes.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Tattoo removal discomfort is brief, and a topical numbing cream can be applied to minimize any discomfort.
How many sessions will I need?
There is no way of telling how many sessions a person will need. Each tattoo is different and each person responds to the laser differently. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing how deep the tattoo artist embedded the ink into the skin, nor is there a way to know exactly what type of ink was used. Generally it takes about 7-10 treatments.
Will there be any scarring?
Generally no, however, one must pay attention to the type of laser that is being used. Not all lasers are created equal and if an improper laser has been used it can put someone at risk for scaring. That is why it is important to find a doctor who can safely treat each type of tattoo.
What is after treatment care for tattoo removal?
Post tattoo removal an anti-biotic cream will be prescribed and should be applied two times a day for 1-2 weeks. Sun should be avoided in the treated area and when in the sun a special sunscreen given to you by the doctor should be used and reapplied often.
How long should I wait between treatments?
One Month or longer (4-6 weeks).
Can I go in the sun after tattoo removal treatment?
Special pre-cautions should be taken when going in the sun after tattoo removal. A special sunscreen will be given to you by the doctor and should be re-applied often when in the sun.
Can I work out after the tattoo laser treatment?
Yes. However, swimming should be avoided for a few days after the treatment.
Can tattoo laser treatment be done to tattoos anywhere on the body?
Yes, the Medlite-c6 laser is safe to remove a tattoo anywhere on the body.
What can I expect after the tattoo laser treatment?
Post laser there may be some scabbing. The anti-biotic cream will help heal the area faster and diminish any possible infection.
*Results May Vary
*Results May Vary
*Results May Vary
*The above pictures are for illustration purposes only. Your results may vary.
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