Laser Tattoo Removal
Benefits/How It Works
There is now a solution for removing unwanted tattoos. Cosmedica offers laser tattoo removal in Victoria, BC for men and women who would like to remove tattoos without surgery. With 7 distinct lasers at our practice and many years of experience, we can treat multiple colours for more effective removal. This versatility allows effective treatment even for intricate tattoos with many colours. The surrounding tissue is relatively unharmed; after treatment tattoos can be substantially less noticeable or almost invisible.
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.
Lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove a tattoo. Ink particles of the tattoo absorb the laser light and are broken into tiny fragments. These fragments are absorbed through your body's natural cleansing process or may be expelled through the skin.
We perform tattoo removal using the gold standard Q-Switched lasers: Revlite® and Versapulse laser systems. These lasers are capable of emitting different levels of energy and light pulses which target certain tattoo pigments while relatively sparing the normal, surrounding skin. As a result, little to no scarring occurs using this laser removal method.
Most tattoos including those with multiple colours.
Anesthetic creams are normally recommended to minimize a stinging sensation.
Normal activities are usually resumed immediately. Crusting and swelling may last a few days.
Ranges from 5-40 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.
The number of treatments depends on the size, location, depth and colour of the tattoo. Treatment sessions occur at intervals of four to six weeks. With persistence, most tattoos can be completely removed.
Q-switched 532 mm laser
Q-switched Alexandrite laser
Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
Versapulse C laser system
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