Getting a tattoo may seem like a simple decision, however removing it takes a great deal of patience and technology. For various personal reasons and preferences, people are turning to the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery to have these tattoos removed. We pride ourselves 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.
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.
To find out if tattoo removal treatment is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario for your consultation. Dr. Sheetal Sapra and our nursing staff will be able to provide you with all of the information you need to make the most informed decision.