Tattoos have become increasingly popular but removing them has become just as widespread as getting them. Although tattoos are permanent, laser tattoo removal Vancouver offers you the freedom of knowing they can be easily removed in a series of sessions.
How does it work?
The medical laser safely removes the ink deposited under the skin by using a beam of light to lighten or completely remove the tattoo. The light targets the ink particles, and they are broken up into fragments which are then small enough to be absorbed by your body’s immune system.
The process feels like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. For patients wishing to feel more comfortable, we offer a local numbing agent which can be applied before treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of treatments you need will depend on whether you want to lighten or completely remove the tattoo, your body’s immune system, the ink that was used, and a variety of other factors. Larger tattoos with a lot of rich/dark pigment will require more treatments than tattoos with, for example, simple line work.
What can I expect after treatment?
Right after the treatment, the skin gets a layer of white discolouration called frosting which happens due to small gas bubbles rising to the surface after the laser targets the skin. This is completely normal and disappears over time.
You will begin to see results over the course of 4-6 weeks as the skin heals, and as your body metabolizes and reabsorbs the ink. Your practitioner will send you home with antibacterial ointment and gauze to minimize infection.
Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly clinic if you wish to come in for a free consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal Vancouver. We are looking forward to helping you refresh your art canvas!