Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto

laser tattoo removal Toronto

Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto

Lasers are most frequently used to remove tattoos because they can reduce the size of the tattoo’s ink particles. Dermal macrophages are immune system cells that gather and break down cellular waste. Macrophages collect ink pigments in the case of tattoo pigments but find it challenging to degrade them. So they keep the ink pigments instead. When a macrophage is injured, it releases the ink holding it hostage, and other macrophages take it up. This can make tattoo removal very challenging. Treatments that reduce ink particle size make it easier for macrophages to remove them. Visit our laser tattoo removal Toronto clinic for a free consultation.

Most professionals believe that laser tattoo removal is the most efficient and affordable method. However, a tattoo is frequently not entirely removed by lasers. Instead, they considerably fade or lighten it to make it less noticeable.

Most tattoos are now erased using either a Q-switched laser or a Picosecond laser, which emits energy in a single powerful pulse. This electromagnetic burst warms the ink in your skin and causes it to fade. You’ll need to undergo numerous laser treatments over a few weeks or longer to get rid of your tattoo. In contrast to newer or more complicated tattoos, older or simpler tattoos will require fewer sessions.

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How long does the laser hair removal procedure take?

It is best to wait at least six weeks between laser treatments and eight weeks for darker tones to give the skin time to heal and the immune system a chance to flush out the ink. Because the body doesn’t have enough time to erase the ink broken during the most recent session, stacking the treatments too close together can harm the skin and have long-term adverse effects. Waiting for three months between treatments is advised for the best outcomes of this procedure.

Side effects or Risks of laser Tattoo removal 

Complete tattoo removal can be challenging, especially for persons with dark skin or who want to remove a tattoo with colour. In addition, following laser therapy, some patients may notice changes in the texture or colour of their skin.

Most people who undergo laser tattoo removal require a series of laser treatments to remove the tattoo thoroughly. This raises the risk of problems connected with laser light exposure. Furthermore, the succession of treatments might be highly expensive.

Some common side effects are scarring burns and skin texture changes.

The noninvasive Picosure laser does not cause any scarring because this technology has a concise pulse duration. That means the energy pulses generated by the laser are in the skin for an incredibly minute period. As a result, the thermal impact is minuscule.

Benefits at the laser tattoo removal Toronto clinic

There are many benefits to laser tattoo removal, which is why laser is the preferred choice.

  • Fast Treatment:

    The actual procedure for laser tattoo removal is 5 to 15 minutes.

  • Safe and Effective:

    Laser tattoo removal has been around for a long time. It is considered safe and effective, with few complications or side effects.

  • Works on all Sizes of Tattoos:

    Whether you have a small finger tattoo or a whole sleeve on the arm or back, the laser can do any size tattoo. But, on average, each session shouldn’t be more than 6″ x6″ for your immune system to handle the healing process.

  • Minimal Recovery Time:

    Infection is minimal in laser tattoo removal. The healing process usually takes about two weeks; however, each session is spaced six weeks apart to allow the skin to heal completely.

  • Hi, Patient Satisfaction Rate:

    Most clients who come to do laser tattoo removal are happy with the results. However, about 11% of people with tattoos will experience tattoo regret, and out of those, around 70% are women.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does a laser remove tattoos?

Laser tattoo removal has been around for a while now. The first laser was in 1967 when Dr. Leon Goldman used a 694 Ruby Laser to remove a person’s tattoo. Unfortunately, the results were nowhere as good then as they are now, with significant advances in technology and technique.

It is easy to understand how the laser works to remove a tattoo. A tattoo is a just pigmented ink trapped under the skin. When a laser is used, it breaks up the ink into tiny particles as it reaches from the closest to the deepest layers of the skin. The ink is then processed through the body and excreted naturally. Multiple sessions are required to see good results.

In the 1980s, Q-switched laser treatments were prevalent for tattoo removal. The laser uses thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. In 2012, with the invention of the PicoSure®, ultra-short pulses of one trillionth of a second in length can hit the ink particle and shatter them into tiny dust-like particles eliminated naturally by your body. We use the Gold standard PicoSure laser tattoo removal method.

Which laser is more effective for tattoo removal, Q-Switched or Picosecond?

The PicoSure and Quanta Q Plus C lasers are great machines for tattoo removal. In addition, the PicoSure and Quanta Q plus C can treat all colours.

However, a Picosecond laser operates at one trillionth of a second and has a pulse width 100 times faster than the Q-Switched laser.

The Q-Switched laser uses a highly intense technique yet is ultra-short in pulse durations. It operates in nanoseconds, equal to one billionth of a second.

Both machines are top-rated when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

What does PicoSure tattoo removal feel like?

The picoSure laser tattoo removal process is relatively comfortable, and most patients have reported the non-painful nature of the procedure as compared to the Q-Switched laser.

What Colours Can the PicoSure Laser Remove?

The most complex colours to remove with a laser are blue, green and purple. The PicoSure laser can remove these colours in less time than any other type of laser. In addition, this technology makes it easier to remove black ink than different types of lasers.

When can I See the Results of my PicoSure Laser Treatment?

The healing from a Picosure tattoo removal treatment typically takes around two weeks. During these two weeks, you will notice minor swelling and redness in the area treated and bruising between the first and third days post-treatment. It is normal to experience burning, itching, and blistering during the healing process.

How Many Treatments for Laser Tattoo Removal is Needed?

On average, most tattoos take 8-10 sessions, with six weeks between sessions. Picosure laser is also less damaging to the skin than other lasers. Tattoos that still have visible ink after ten or more laser treatments (recalcitrant tattoos) can still be effectively treated with the Picosure laser.

The Kirby-Desai Scale ( gives you an idea of how long the laser tattoo removal process should take. The factors considered include:

  • Skin type
  • Where the tattoo is
  • If the tattoo is layered
  • How much ink is in the skin
  • What colours were used
  • Age, health, and fitness level of the patient
  • Are there any scars present

What’s the cost of Laser Tattoo Removal?

We offer two types of tattoo removal, non-laser and laser. With non-laser, we use Tattoo Vanish, and with laser tattoo removal, we use the latest PicoSure laser tattoo method for For laser tattoo removal. We offer a FLAT RATE laser tattoo removal pricing to make things less complicated, at only $250 per session up to 5″ x 5″. In addition, we offer a 10% discount for three package treatments, a 15% discount for five package treatments, and a 25% discount for eight package treatments.


Laser tattoo removal is a popular and effective method for removing professional and amateur tattoos in Toronto. Multiple laser treatments may be required to achieve the desired outcome, particularly for darker skin tones. The expense of laser tattoo removal is contingent upon the area covered during treatment and the amount of sessions necessary to accomplish satisfactory results.

To reduce the risk of complications, it’s essential to choose a reputable tattoo removal clinic and consult with a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional before undergoing treatment. Understanding how laser tattoo removal works is essential for individuals considering tattoo removal, and it’s important to note that amateur tattoos may be easier to remove than professional tattoos.

To book an appointment for Picosure laser tattoo removal, please visit: Laser Hair Removal Toronto or call 647-560-9233.

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