About laser tattoo removal in Victoria.
Victoria and Vancouver Island residents are known to like their ink, and along with this love of tattoos comes the need to remove the occasional forever symbol gone awry. Laser tattoo removal and tattoo fading happen to be one of our clinic specialties. In addition to removing amateur and professional tattoos, we can treat medical tattoos, cosmetic tattoos and permanent marks from accidents such as road rash and pencil tattoos. We were the first centre in Canada to introduce the PicoSure® laser, the world’s first leading edge picosecond technology laser for unsurpassed tattoo removal. We have followed that with the addition of the Enlighten™ laser system. These picosecond technologies represent the best that there is to offer for more complete tattoo removal and with fewer treatments than the older nanosecond technologies.
Laser tattoo removal helps with:
How it works:
Rather than working in nanoseconds (as traditional tattoo removal Q-switch lasers do), the PicoSure® and Enlighten™ laser systems lay down pulses of laser light in picoseconds (a thousand times shorter than nanoseconds). This ensures that laser tattoo removal treatments are quicker, safer, more comfortable, and more effective to help optimize results. The tattoo pigment absorbs the laser energy and is broken up into smaller and smaller particles which the body then gradually eliminates. Over a series of treatments, the tattoo is faded or cleared away depending on your treatment goals.
Before After**DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cosmedica Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.
Starting from $79 per treatment
Number of treatments
1 to 8 treatment sessions.
Laser Tattoo Removal Frequently Asked Questions
Treatments are easily managed through topical anaesthetic creams or use of our Zimmer air cooler. Treatment sensation has been compared to a snappy or prickly feeling.
You should see noticeable results after 1 treatment, however, additional treatments will help achieve an optimal outcome. Depending on your ultimate goal, a treatment course will be tailored for you.
The expected recovery time from laser tattoo removal treatment is about 7-14 days. You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation akin to a sunburn over the treatment area, which may accompanied by mild bruising and swelling. Sometimes, a blister may appear in the treated area which then heals with a scab, not unlike the process of a healing tattoo.
In many cases it is possible to achieve complete clearing of the tattoo, though treatment results will vary based on the type of tattoo and your body’s unique response to the treatment.