Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto
There’s no denying that tattoos, if done right, are beautiful pieces of art on our body. They may represent some of our best memories in our lives, or they may be just for esthetics. However, memories may turn sore, or the tattoo(s) may lose meaning. When this happens, one of the best options is tattoo removal.
Whether you regret getting your tattoo or you want it removed for other reasons, getting a professional to do the work right with minimal to no scarring is always the priority. This is why at Lumiskins, we offer you safe, effective, and advanced laser tattoo removal in Toronto.
Types of Tattoos That Our Lasers Remove
Tattoos are available in different ink colors and chemical composition, size, age, and depth. All these factors, among others, are essential when it comes to tattoo removal. This is because they determine the effectiveness of the laser used and the number of treatments required to remove the tattoo.
At Lumiskins, we effectively and safely remove all types of tattoos, despite their color(s), size, age, or depth differences, using our advanced laser removal equipment.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
There are several brands that provide advanced Q-switched lasers for tattoo removal. These brands include RevLite and PicoSUre, which utilize different technologies to ensure ideal results. At Lumiskins, optimal results, with minimal to null effects on the skin, is what matters most to us, and that’s why we employ only the most versatile and efficient lasers to remove your tattoos.
The technique employed by tattoo removal lasers is similar. What differs is the technology and precision used by each type of laser. This is how lasers work:
Tattoo ink is generally larger than skin cells, which is why the body doesn’t eliminate it. Tattoo removal Lasers emit specific, pulsed, high-intensity light wavelengths that pass through the outer layers of the skin to the targeted tattoo ink, without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The targeted pigment absorbs this light and disintegrates into smaller particles that can be eliminated through the lymphatic system. It’s good to note that black pigments absorb all light wavelengths while other colors absorb selected wavelengths. Learn about mole removal.
What To Expect During A Tattoo Removal Session
During a laser tattoo removal session, you should expect the following:
- Since naked lasers are harmful to the eyes, your appointed specialist will provide you with protective eye shields.
- The specialist applies topical local anesthesia on the target area to ensure comfort.
- The laser is tested on the target area to determine the most suitable wavelength for your tattoo removal.
- The laser is passed over the target area, and it delivers high-intensity light through the skin to the targeted pigment in pulses.
To learn more about our tattoo removal sessions, including all the care we provide for our clients, book an appointment, or contact us today.
What To Expect After The Treatment
Immediately after a laser tattoo removal session, the treated area gets sore and slightly swollen, and the skin might turn whitish. The whitish color dissipates within a few minutes after treatment. To help minimize the swelling and inflammation, you can place an ice pack on the treated area. The skin may also appear red, but this should also disappear within a day or two after treatment.
Unlike earlier tattoo removal methods, such as surgical skin excision and dermabrasion, laser tattoo removal has minimal to no downtime. This means that you can resume your daily schedule immediately after your treatment session.
After a laser tattoo removal session, you will be provided with detailed instructions on how to take care of the treated area. This includes what to apply to the treated area to prevent infection, among other post-treatment care instructions.
Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal
- Unlike other tattoo removal options, laser tattoo removal has minimal side effects
- Has no downtime (minimal if any)
- It’s a non-invasive procedure
- Provides safe and effective removal of tattoos, unlike other high-risk tattoo removal methods
- It also benefits the skin by stimulating biorejuvenation
Laser Tattoo Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to remove your tattoo using alternative methods, there are several procedures, including dermabrasion, skin graft, surgical excision, cryosurgery, and several other procedures. Unlike lasers, these alternate procedures are complex, risky, and pose significant side effects.
There are also topical creams and injectable solutions that can be used to remove tattoos. Although this may seem like a cheaper option at first, topical creams and injectable solutions have proven to be ineffective, with serious side effects to the target area.
You can also choose not to remove your tattoo but rather cover it with a new tattoo.
Like any other treatment, laser tattoo removal may present some side effects. However, the side effects are minimal, especially compared to alternative treatment methods. The side effects also vary from one individual to the next. If any side effects present after treatment, they may include negligible bleeding, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, sensitivity, infection, mild swelling, reddening of the skin, and blistering, among others. Some side effects, such as infection, can be avoided by following the aftercare instructions provided by your specialist. Most of the side effects subside after two or more days, and others may take a few weeks to disappear. The good thing is these side effects are minor, and they do not interfere with your activities.
Depending on the color, depth, and size of your tattoo, you may require numerous treatments to remove your tattoo effectively. Laser tattoo removal sessions are usually spaced seven or eight weeks apart to allow the treated area time to recuperate and to allow the lymphatic system time to eliminate all the disintegrated pigment particles.
On average, one may require up to six or more sessions to completely remove your tattoo. The more variables affecting your tattoo removal, the more sessions you’ll require to eliminate it.
The high-intensity light emitted by lasers targets the tattoo pigment while causing minimal disturbance to the surrounding tissue. This means that you may experience some discomfort during tattoo removal. To prevent this discomfort, we apply topical anesthesia to the target area.