About Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments
At Dermature we use Sharplight Omnimax S4 for Tattoo Removal to help clients get rid of unwanted tattoos.
Our powerful Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser is the perfect platform to help you remove tattoos of all colors, depths and ink types. Treatment is fast and effective, with reproducible results on all skin tones. It is the most effective laser treatment to help you get rid of unwanted tattoos. It is designed to break down the ink particles in the tattoo allowing them to be naturally absorbed by the body. With our treatments you can expect minimal discomfort and fast recovery times.
During the Q Switched treatment, the energy is rapidly absorbed by the target chromophores – the tattoo ink – and causes a mechanical photo-acoustic effect. As a result, the the pigment is disintegrated causing the tattoo to fade, without damaging surrounding tissue or the epidermal layer. The body’s natural lymphatic and blood mechanisms then clear the released ink particles.
What to expect
15 - 60 minutes
In general, we recommend aminimum of 6 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart. In severe conditions, more treatments may be needed but this can be discussed with your specialist.
Treatment is effective, resulting in dramatic disappearance of the tattoo after several sessions.
Treatment delivers results on tattoos of all sizes and colours of ink.
Treatment non-invasive, safe and requires no anesthetic.
The risk of side effects is minimal.
High patient satisfaction is consistently achieved.
Tattoo Removal Prices
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There is no standard tattoo removal cost. However, the starting cost is generally 150$. Each person will require a different number of sessions with different results for seemingly similar tattoos. The number of sessions will depend on several factors—which part of the body the tattoo is on, skin type and skin colour, colours and types of ink used, how deep the ink goes into the skin, the age of the tattoo.
Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least 4-8 weeks, prior and/or between Laser treatments (dependant on skin type).
Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week, prior to treatment.
Avoid Microdermabrasion's or peels for two weeks prior to treatment (notify treating practitioner if these kinds of treatments have been performed within 3 weeks prior to treatment).
If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the Laser treatment must be rescheduled.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours prior to the clinical treatment.
Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment.
Cool the area immediately following the treatment for 15-20 minutes with a sterile cold compress/ice pack.
Apply a generous amount of healing ointment/ soothing cream/ soothing gel over the treated area.
Dress treatment area with sterile gauze, held on by medical tape.
Cool area as needed in the following hours.
Keep area covered for 24-48 hours (avoiding any debris/perfumes etc.).
Avoid: touching, rubbing, scratching, picking, or any friction in the treatment area as this may result in hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, infection or other undesired effects such as scarring.
Keep the area clean (antibiotic ointment/polysporin may be applied).
Avoid any exposure to sun or artificial tanning for a minimum of 2 weeks post treatment. SPF of at least 30 should be applied, and reapplied every two hours as necessary.
Avoid any activity/environment which could cause excessive heat or perspiration (i.e.: fitness,
vigorous cleaning, etc) 24 prior to treatment and for 48 hours post treatment.
Avoid hot baths/hot showers/hot tubs or anything similar for one week post treatment. When
showering use cool water, and gently pat dry – do not rub the treated area. Baths, hot tubs,
swimming pool, or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed, as they may increase the risk of infection.
Avoid chlorinated water (swimming pools) 24 hours pre/post treatment.
Avoid alcohol 48 hours pre/post treatment.
Should the treatment area be tanned/irritated prior to the treatment- further treatment WILL BE RESCHEDULED
How much downtime will I have?
No downtime is required, allowing patients to return to normal activity immediately.
Is the treatment painless?
Tattoo removal can be uncomfortable and painful but luckily for you, we apply anesthetic numbing cream! The degree of pain depends on various factors, including the size and location of the tattoo. Some people report only mild discomfort, while others experience more intense sensations.