Getting a tattoo may seem like a simple decision, however removing it takes a great deal of patience and technology. ICLS prides itself on having all of the most effective and up-to-date tattoo removal lasers. Having access to all of these technologies provides us a unique advantage when removing complex and multi–coloured tattoos. At the time of consultation, it would be determined whether the Yag, Ruby, Accolade, Alexandrite or a combination of the lasers would be recommended to treat your individual tattoo.

The area will normally be injected with local freezing prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. Laser light is then used to break up the colour within the tattoo, which is then reabsorbed by the body and excreted by the normal body systems. 

 

Before and After

Tattoo Removal

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Dr. Sheetal Sapra

Dr. Sheetal Sapra is a leader in the field of Dermatology, and a pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you completely remove a tattoo?

    Depending on the age, colour, type, and the individual, the tattoo may not completely disappear. 

     

     

  • How long does tattoo removal take?

    Patients can expect anywhere from 6-10 treatments, but more may be required depending on the colour of the tattoo. Treatments are normally scheduled anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart to allow for adequate healing time.

Aftercare and Recovery

Avoid exposing the area to sunlight for one month before or after treatment. Scabbing will eventually form, however patients should refrain from picking or removing the scab, since this will increase the risk of scarring.

The area will appear as though it has been burned and the colours of ink may appear brighter and darker, which is normal. Many experience blisters, swelling and redness of the treated area post treatment and during this time it is important to protect the areas so the blisters do not pop prematurely.