What Is Tattoo Removal?
Until recently, tattoo removal options were limited to painful and potentially harmful treatments that often left scars worse than the tattoo itself.
With today’s advanced technology, laser tattoo removal treatments are safer and more effective than ever before. Specialized lasers use pulses of light energy to break up the ink and erase 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 Tattoo Removal Works
Dermetics uses the PicoWay laser tattoo removal technology — 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 six to eight weeks apart, and patients generally require eight to 10 treatments, depending on each tattoo’s size, age, location and type of ink.