Tattoo Removal

How does laser tattoo removal work?

The only way to know whether laser tattoo removal can minimize the appearance of your tattoos is to schedule a consultation. Successful removal depends on your skin tone, the color of your tattoo, and its location. Our aesthetics manager can answer any questions you may have about tattoo removal and whether it could be right for you.

Lasers are used to break-up tattoo ink and encourage the body to gradually absorb it. Laser tattoo removal is considered safe and low risk when performed by a qualified skincare professional.

Removing a tattoo is a multi-step process that usually requires several in-office treatments. It is normal to need 4 to 6 tattoo removal sessions, each of which may take between a few minutes to an hour depending on tattoo size, color, and location.

What can I expect during a laser tattoo removal appointment?

Depending on the size and location of the tattoo, topical and/or injected anesthesia may be required. After treatment, the areas will be white and swollen and some pinpoint bleeding is possible. 

What lasers do you use and where can I learn more?

We use different laser modalities depending on skin color, ink color, and size of the tattoo. Our aesthetics manager will work with you to develop an optimal treatment plan for tattoo removal. 

The Spectrum laser utilizes dual wavelengths (1064nm/532nm) to safely remove multiple arrays of tattoo pigments. The PicoSure laser treats multicolored (including blues and greens), hard-to-remove black ink, and stubborn, previously treated tattoos. 

To learn more about these lasers and see before-after photos:

Your safety and the safety of our staff is a top priority. Patients will be asked to complete a COVID screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken before being seen. Patients are required to wear a mask during their appointment. We also ask that you come to your appointment alone unless you require assistance from another adult, or are accompanying a child.