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Are you unhappy with the appearance of a tattoo?

effective and advanced removal technology

Perhaps your tattoo has faded with time, or you just want to have it removed. Whatever the reason, there are several treatments that can get rid of any unwanted tattoos, including laser removal and dermabrasion. The removal of a tattoo has become more effective with the advancement in technology.

What is Tattoo Removal?

high-intensity light beams

Tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a high-intensity light beam to break up the pigment colors. The type of laser used for your tattoo removal will be selected based on the color of the tattoo. A black tattoo is an easier color to treat because it absorbs all laser wavelengths. But advancement in technology with newer picosecond lasers have made blue and green colored tattoos also easier to remove. The age, size and color(s) of your tattoo, the depth of the pigment, and the color of your skin will determine the number of treatments you will need to remove it. Another factor is exposure to the sun prior to treatment as it can affect the risk of scarring and changes in pigmentation.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

heat and destroy ink

Lasers are the most popular choice when it comes to tattoo removal in Vancouver. Lasers target particles of ink in your skin. Our immune system can’t remove these foreign particles due to their size. The light waves from the lasers warm up the particles to dismantle them into tiny pieces and allow your immune system to take it out of your body. Q-switched lasers release energy in one powerful pulse to heat and destroy the ink. A Q-switched Nd: YAG is often employed on darker skin and avoid changing pigmentation. If you have a multicolored tattoo, lasers with different wavelengths may be required.  Lasers are the most common tools utilized to remove a tattoo. Other methods are usually more invasive and are not often used

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Procedure for Tattoo Removal

light pulses to lighten and remove tattoos

Tattoo removal can be an uncomfortable procedure, although most patients do not need anesthesia. Particularly with smaller tattoos, a topical numbing cream can be applied for comfort and decrease the pain of the laser. Your discomfort will have a lot to do with the location of the tattoo as certain parts of your body are more sensitive. To begin your procedure, you may receive protective eye shields and your skin will be tested to see how it reacts to the laser and determine the most effective energy.

The laser sends intense light through the top layers of your skin. More pulses of light may be needed with bigger tattoos. It usually takes several treatments to completely remove a tattoo, which gets lighter with each visit. Some common techniques for tattoo removal include laser and dermabrasion. Keep in mind you will need several treatment sessions to reduce and lighten your tattoo, which may not completely erase. Some ink colors are more difficult to remove than others. You will also need to wait 6 - 8 weeks between each session for your wound to heal and your body to absorb the broken-down ink.

Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

At The Workman Center For Beautiful Skin & Bodies, we care about providing the best service, most comprehensive aesthetic care, and exceptional results in a comfortable environment. Our staff has a wealth of experience to draw from in order to help you meet your aesthetic goals. We will discuss what cosmetic outcomes you’re looking to achieve and work out an individualized plan to help you accomplish them. If you're seeking some of the best Tattoo Removal Vancouver and Portland have to offer, look no further. Call us today at (360) 614.2537 to schedule a consultation, or complete our online contact form to inquire about an appointment.

Tattoo RemovalFrequently Asked Questions

Anyone can be a good candidate for a tattoo removal procedure. Make sure to get a consultation at The Workman Center For Beautiful Skin & Bodies to go over what option is best for you.

The results from your tattoo removal procedure will depend on several factors, including the location of your tattoo, its size and the complexity of its design, the color(s) of the ink, and the type of procedure chosen. There may be slight scarring or skin color variation after you have completed all your sessions. Results are not immediate and will show up progressively as you go through the treatments. Taking proper care of the wounds after your procedure is important for the best final results.

The number of treatments depends on many factors, especially the size of the tattoo. Here are some key influences:

  • Age of the tattoo
  • The complexity of the tattoo’s design
  • How it was originally done (by a professional or an amateur)
  • Location of the tattoo
  • Size of the tattoo
  • Type of ink color 
  • Type of procedure chosen

Vancouver tattoo removal patients can expect some redness and swelling at the site of the tattoo. It might be a good idea to apply some antibiotic ointment and bandage to protect the wound and use an ice pack to soothe the area. You will need to clean your wound with soap and water daily. There is the possibility of blistering and crusting at the treated site. Make sure to cover the wound with a high SP sunblock when outdoors.

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Schedule a consultation at the Workman Center for Beautiful Skin & Bodies today and get started on your aesthetic journey.

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