It’s not uncommon to have a change of heart when it comes to tattoos. Until recently removal options were limited to painful and potentially harmful treatment that often left scars worse than the tattoo itself. With today’s advanced laser technology tattoo removal is safer and more effective than ever before. Specialized lasers use pulses of light energy to break up the ink and erases the tattoo. Black and dark inks are easiest to remove and most colours can be significantly faded, if not removed completely. Choosing a dermatologist for tattoo removal is recommended to avoid complications like scarring, infection or burns.
HOW IT WORKS
Dermetics uses the AlexTriVantage® – a unique laser that safely targets black and coloured tattoos without damaging surrounding skin. A local anaesthetic is used so patients experience little or no discomfort. Once treated tattoos will form a thin crust which sloughs off over several weeks. Treated tattoos must be kept covered and protected from any sun exposure while healing. Treatments are scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart, and patients generally require 8 to 10 treatments, depending on each tattoo’s size, age, location and type of ink.