Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

Have an embarrassing tattoo that you struggle to cover up every summer? Did your tattoo once look great but is now a faded blob of ink lingering on your skin. Maybe there is a memory you would like to forget or a time in your life where you were a little more impulsive and now there is a constant reminder on your body.

No matter what the issue is with your ink, our breakthrough PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal will help you rid yourself of that unwanted tattoo. PicoSure is the most advanced treatment for Laser Tattoo Removal available and is a safe and effective way to erase your tattoo. PicoSure successfully removes difficult colours such as blues and greens as well as previously treated tattoos. With fewer treatments, faster recovery time, and greater results, we will clear your skin of that old “college mistake”. Interested? Call or email The First Glance Clinic and set up your skin consultation today!

Why should you get Laser Tattoo Removal done at a clinic and not a tattoo parlour?

You may think that a tattoo parlour would be the best place to under go a tattoo removal procedure. It only makes sense right? Tattoo artists are trained to preform laser removal of ink but they are not experts in dermatology.

Using a laser tattoo removal machine incorrectly can burn and even permanently damage skin. There are many precautions to take as well as questions that our laser technicians at The First Glance Clinic ask our PicoSure patients that tattoo parlours may not ask. There are factors that may cause issues and permanent damage to the patients skin such as infrared sensitivity, certain medications( anticoagulants, accutane, meds that may alter wound healing), cold sores (herpes simplex), unprotected sun exposure within 4 weeks of treatment, does the patient have a history of healing problems, does the patient have skin cancer or suspicious lesions. If proper precautions are not taken, the treatment may result in nerve damage, deep wounds, burns, and even permanently damaged skin.   When consulting a patient for tattoo removal we take all of these questions and side effects into consideration. Our laser technicians are highly trained and specialize in working with skin and lasers. So why would you even consider getting your tattoo removed from your skin by someone who has not been professionally trained to deal with lasers and skin? Make the right choice, with us at The First Glance.

Will Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?

When receiving treatment with the PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal, some pain is to be expected. This is why we ask patients to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their appointment for us to topically apply a numbing agent that will reduce the pain and make your experience more tolerable. Although topical will reduce pain, discomfort is still a side effect of the treatment.

How long will it take?

This all depends on the size of the tattoo, but generally speaking, our laser technicians can cover one square inch of tattoo in a matter of a minute. In most cases you will spend more time sitting with the numbing agent on your skin than you will spend actually undergoing the actual treatment.