Although currently a popular form of artistic expression, tattoos, when embedded into the second layer of skin, become permanent. A person's beliefs and attitudes may change over time, however, leaving many individuals wanting their tattoos removed at a later date. Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes and the number of treatment sessions to remove a tattoo depends on the size, location, depth and colour of the particular tattoo. Professional tattoos usually require more sessions than amateur ones because of the complexity of the colours in the ink, the type of ink used, and the depth at which the ink penetrates the skin. It is necessary to have more than one type of laser to treat a broad range of colours in a tattoo. At Cosmedica, we offer laser tattoo removal for Victoria, BC patients using several different lasers in order to match the particular type of tattoo and to optimize clearance.
Cosmedica uses 7 different types of lasers for effective tattoo removal. During your consultation with Dr. Mark Lupin, he will examine the tattoo to be removed and your skin texture to determine which laser will provide optimal results. Several treatments are necessary for complete removal. The lasers will target the darker pigmented colors of the tattoo and leave the surrounding skin relatively unharmed. After the removal process, the ink of the tattoo is broken into tiny particles, which are then absorbed through the body's normal cleansing process.
If you would like to learn more about tattoo removal, please send us an email or call us at (250) 598-3300 or (877) 598-3380. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin understands the significance of patient safety and comfort. His practice is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic medical care for patients on Vancouver Island.
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