Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto

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Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto

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In need of tattoo removal in Toronto using a laser? The PicoSure from Cynosure is the gold standard in tattoo removal lasers, and we utilize it in our Toronto clinic. To remove tattoos effectively, the PicoSure laser was the first to use picosecond pulse durations at wavelengths that are optimum for the skin. PicoSure’s cutting-edge technology generates a powerful photothermal impact in a fraction of a second, limiting thermal injury to the skin while directing energy at the chromophore for more effective removal with fewer treatments.

PicoSure® technology demonstrates how far tattoo removal has come. The picosecond 755-nm alexandrite laser is a safe and very successful tool for tattoo removal in several scientific and clinical trials.

Creating an intense photothermal impact in trillionths of a second, PicoSure’s advanced technology spares the skin significant thermal damage and targets the chromophore for better clearance in fewer treatments.

  • Customizable treatments with 2-6mm, 8mm, and 10mm spot sizes;
  • Incurs minimum heat damage owing to picosecond pulse length;
  • Targets melanin optimally to treat a variety of pigmentary problems
  • Twenty-six articles and 59 abstracts demonstrate clinical validity.
  • PicoSure streamlines the process of removing tattoos. Black, blue, and green tattoo inks may be effectively treated with the 755nm wavelength, while “sunset colours” (red, yellow, and orange) can be well treated with the alternative 532nm wavelength. You’ll also be able to:
  • Tailor treatments using variable spot sizes
  • Treat stubborn tattoos more effectively with shorter pulse width and boost mode.
  • Uses 532 nm, 755 nm, and 1064 nm for treatment.
  • Use 1064nm delivery to treat black ink in individuals with darker skin types

The Use of Q-Switched Lasers for Tattoo Removal

Q-switching, Q-spoiling, or a Q-switch laser is a technique for generating a pulsed laser beam. These innovations enable the generation of light pulses with unprecedentedly high peak power. Q-Switch lasers shatter the ink pigment into small bits using powerful bursts of light. In contrast to the newer picosecond lasers, which have become the gold standard in laser tattoo removal, Q-Switch lasers operate in nanoseconds.

A Picosecond Laser Tattoo Removal

When Cynosure unveiled its Picosure laser in 2013, it was the first recommended for treating tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. The development of the picosecond laser marked a turning point in laser technology, and this advancement has already revolutionized several laser treatments.

PicoSure is the world’s number one picosecond aesthetic laser, according to Cynosure. It has made the most significant strides in the laser tattoo removal business because it is now the quickest and most comfortable technique.

Dr. Roy Geronemus, head of the New York Laser and Skin Surgery Center, studied PicoSure and discovered that using it on multicoloured tattoos achieved nearly 80% elimination. According to Dr. Geronemus, the PicoSure laser’s short pulse length effectively erases tattoo pigment, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and better outcomes than existing Q-switched technology.

Laser tattoo removal has several advantages.

As tattoos have grown more fashionable, the demands for tattoo removal have also risen. As a result, the use of lasers to remove tattoos has become more common.

Laser tattoo removal first appeared in the late 1970s. In 1979, 28 patients attempted to remove their tattoos with an argon laser but partially succeeded.

In the 1980s, a new clinical investigation in Scotland explored the effects of Q-switched ruby laser light on blue/black tattoos. However, success rates for subsequent experiments of tattoos of different colours vary.

After a tattoo is made by injecting ink into the dermis, hundreds of tiny pigment particles remain. The photomechanical impact of laser treatment leads these particles to get heated and break into smaller fragments. Macrophages often transport tattoo ink particles to lymph nodes near the tattoo. Macrophages are immune cells with a particular role in removing foreign particles from the body by engulfing them in a protective cellular envelope and removing them from the tissue.

As part of the photomechanical process, the ink particles absorb the energy in nanoseconds. Therefore, the four criteria that determine the success of laser tattoo removal in destroying tattoo pigments are as follows:

  • The tattoo pigment has to absorb the laser light faster than the surrounding skin. Consequently, various tattoo colours need the use of different laser wavelengths. To illustrate, green tattoo colours tend to absorb red light, while yellow pigments don’t drink much light at all.
  • The laser’s energy must be delivered in a very brief pulse.
  • Each laser pulse should provide enough energy to heat the pigment to the point where it breaks apart.
  • The tattoo pigment must be reached by the light’s colour, which means it must go deep into the skin.

Inks of various hues may be eradicated using a variety of lasers.

  • Q-switched Ruby: 694 nm. This laser emits a red light absorbed by green and dark tattoo pigments.
  • Q-switched, A wavelength of 755 nm, is assigned to alexandrite. This laser absorbs green pigment and does not function well with red, orange, yellow, brown etc. A version operates at picosecond speeds and promises to be more effective at erasing ink.
  • Q-switched Frequency-double Nd: YAG: 532 nm. The red, yellow, and orange pigments absorb the laser’s green light.
  • Nd: YAG using a 1064 nm Q-switched laser. In contrast to the ruby, its light is not absorbed by melanin, making it more effective on darker skin tones.
  • The picosecond laser’s pulse width is much shorter than the nanosecond laser, making it more effective in removing black ink from tattoos. However, with polychromic tattoos, the difference is negligible compared to Q-switched.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Toronto

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PICOSURE LASER TORONTO TATTOO REMOVAL

Are you looking for laser tattoo removal in Toronto for your unwanted tattoos? Our Cynosure’s PicoSure Toronto tattoo removal machine is the best device used today and the industry’s gold standard for laser tattoo removal. 

The PicoSure laser is the world’s first picosecond aesthetic laser-optimal wavelengths for treating tattoo removal. Creating an intense photothermal impact in trillionths of a second, PicoSure’s advanced technology spares the skin significant thermal damage and targets the chromophore for better clearance in fewer treatments. 

The PicoSure laser tattoo removal machines have improved significantly over the years. Research and various clinical studies have demonstrated that the picosecond 755-nm alexandrite laser is a safe and very effective device for tattoo removal.

We are creating an intense photothermal impact in trillionths of a second; picosure tattoo removal advanced technology spares the skin significant thermal damage and targets the chromophore for better clearance in fewer treatments.

Optimally targets melanin to treat a range of pigmentary conditions
Incurs minimal thermal damage due to picosecond pulse duration
Customizable treatments with 2-6mm, 8mm, and 10mm spot sizes
Proven clinical validation, with 26 publications and 59 abstracts to date
PicoSure makes tattoo removal even more accessible. 

The 755nm wavelength can target black, blue, and green tattoo inks. In comparison, the optional 532nm wavelength offers effective treatment of “sunset colours”—red, yellow and orange—which are typically hard to correct. You’ll also be able to:

  • Tailor treatments using variable spot sizes
  • Use boost mode to treat recalcitrant tattoos with shortened pulse widths better
  • Treats at three wavelengths: 532nm, 755nm, and 1064 nm. 
  • Treat black ink in darker skin type patients using the 1064nm delivery.
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BENEFITS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

As tattoos have become increasingly popular, the requests for tattoo removal have also increased.  Laser tattoo removal works.  It is the most popular method for tattoo removal.

Lasers have been used to remove tattoos since the late 1970s.  In 1979 an argon laser was used for tattoo removal in 28 patients, with limited success.

In the 1980s, a new clinical study in Scotland into the effects of Q-switched ruby laser energy on blue/black tattoos. Further studies into other tattoo colours were then conducted with various degrees of success.

When ink is injected into the skin’s dermis, thousands of tattoo pigment particles remain in the dermis. Laser therapy causes these particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces, known as the photomechanical effect.  

In most cases, macrophages carry the ink particles to the lymph nodes closest to the site of the tattoo. Macrophages are specialized immune cells that surround foreign particles and clear them from the tissue.

During the photomechanical effect, the energy is absorbed by the ink particles in a short time, called nanoseconds.  For laser tattoo removal, the destruction of tattoo pigments depends on four factors:

  1. The tattoo pigment, the surrounding skin, must more highly absorb the colour of the laser light. Therefore, different tattoo pigments require different laser colours. (eg. Red light is absorbed by green tattoo pigments, while yellow tends not to absorb light).
  2. The pulse (time) duration of the laser energy must be concise.
  3. Enough energy must be delivered during each laser pulse to heat the pigment to fragmentation.
  4. The colour of the light must penetrate deep into the skin to reach the tattoo pigment.

Different lasers remove different tattoo colours.

  1. Q-switched Ruby: 694 nm. This laser creates a red light absorbed by green and dark tattoo pigments.
  2. Q-switched Alexandrite: 755 nm. This laser absorbs green pigment but does not work well with red, orange, yellow, brown etc. Available in a picosecond speed with claims it can remove ink faster.
  3. Q-switched Frequency-double Nd: YAG: 532 nm. This laser creates a green light absorbed by red, yellow, and orange pigments.
  4. Q-switched Nd: YAG: 1064 nm. This is a short pulse laser that works better on darker skin as the light isn’t absorbed by melanin like the ruby.
  5. Picosecond Laser: Picosecond are ultra short pulses and more efficient than nanosecond pulses in clearing black tattoos. However, in polychromic tattoos, the difference is minimal compared to Q-switched.

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How Many Laser Sessions are Required to Remove a Tattoo?

The Kirby-Desai scale is often used to assess the potential success and number of treatments necessary for laser tattoo removal. Patients usually receive a poorly defined assessment of the number of treatments and often engage in the process without full awareness of the potential success. 

In the Kirby-Desai scale, numerical values are assigned to six parameters: skin type, location, colour, amount of ink, scarring or tissue change, and layering.

The tattoo removal process requires multiple sessions to remove a tattoo.  The average number of tattoo removal treatments needed using laser is eight treatments, with a range of 3 to 15 treatments. Treatments must be spaced out six weeks apart.

Skin type: Patients higher on the Fitzpatrick scale (darker skin) are not ideal for laser tattoo removal. They often require longer wait times between treatments due to using the laser on lower settings to avoid unwanted side effects such as hypopigmentation.

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Are you looking for flat rate laser tattoo removal in Toronto for your unwanted hair? Do you have a tattoo you’d like to remove? Why not fill out our online form, and upload a few photos of your tattoo? One of our removal specialists will get back to you on tattoo prices based on how many sessions you may need for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you may have.

We do our laser tattoo removal procedure at our Richmond Hill location and our non-laser tattoo removal procedure in Mississauga, Richmond Hill, and Toronto.

Lasers in tattoo and pigmentation control: role of the PicoSure laser system

The use of picosecond lasers to remove tattoos has dramatically improved due to the long-standing outcomes of nanosecond lasers, both clinically and histologically. The PicoSure laser system (755/532 nm) was the first aesthetic picosecond laser for this use. Now that a vast amount of research on its use has been conducted, we performed a comprehensive review of the literature to validate the continued application of the PicoSure laser system for tattoo removal.

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