Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos from the skin. The laser works by emitting a high-intensity beam of light that targets the tattoo ink in the skin. The ink absorbs the light energy, which causes it to break down into smaller particles. These particles are then eliminated by the body’s immune system over time.

Transform Your Skin At Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic

At Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic in Vaughan, we understand the changing nature of personal style and the desire to remove unwanted tattoos. Our clinic offers advanced laser tattoo removal services tailored to effectively fade and remove tattoos without harming the surrounding skin. Whether you’re looking to erase a small, dated design or a more significant inked area, our laser technology is equipped to handle all your needs. Our skilled team of medical aestheticians carefully assesses each case, choosing the appropriate laser settings to achieve optimal results.

Residents of Vaughan and the surrounding areas rely on Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic for our professional expertise in laser tattoo removal. If you’re considering removing a tattoo and wish to restore your skin’s natural appearance, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Let us assist you on your journey to clear, ink-free skin!

Q-Switched Lasers

  • Target a variety of tattoo ink colors effectively.
  • Minimize the risk of skin damage surrounding the tattoo.
  • Ideal for removing darker ink colors like black and blue.
  • Typically require multiple sessions depending on tattoo size and depth.

PicoSure Lasers

  • Employ shorter pulses to shatter ink particles more efficiently.
  • Effective on resistant ink colors such as greens and blues.
  • Promote faster skin healing and less discomfort post-treatment.
  • Suitable for removing tattoos with intricate designs.

Alexandrite Lasers

  • Excel at removing green and blue ink shades.
  • Provide precise treatment, making it ideal for tattoos with fine details.
  • Minimal scarring and skin texture changes post-treatment.
  • Lesser sessions needed compared to traditional lasers due to its potency.

Which Laser Tattoo Removal Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right laser tattoo removal involves evaluating your skin type, the age and colors of your tattoo, and your health. Technologies like Q-Switched, PicoSure, and Alexandrite offer tailored benefits, such as Q-Switched lasers being effective for darker inks and PicoSure reducing treatment sessions for difficult inks.

Following treatment at Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing. The consultation with our specialists is crucial; they will assess your tattoo, health history, and skin condition to recommend the best laser option for you.

Schedule a consultation with our experts at Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic today to find the ideal laser tattoo removal solution tailored to your needs and start your journey towards clear skin!

What Can I Expect During a Laser Tattoo Removal Session?

Pre-Treatment Consultation: Before your laser tattoo removal, you’ll have a consultation with our laser specialists. We’ll discuss your tattoo removal goals, review your medical history, and assess the tattoo to ensure the treatment is tailored specifically to your needs.

Cleansing: Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any external contaminants. This step is crucial to prevent any reactions and ensure that the laser targets only the tattoo ink.

Laser Application: Once your skin is clean and prepped, the appropriate laser will be used on the tattoo. Our certified technicians will adjust the laser settings based on the color, depth, and age of your tattoo for effective ink removal.

Sensation: During the session, you may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Cooling methods or numbing creams may be used to minimize discomfort.

Duration: The duration of each session depends on the size and complexity of the tattoo. Generally, sessions last between 5 to 30 minutes. Our team will monitor the process continuously to ensure your comfort and the effectiveness of the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care: Immediately after the treatment, a cooling gel or bandage will be applied to mitigate any discomfort. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, which typically include tips on skin care, avoiding sun exposure, and the importance of keeping the treated area clean.

Experience the advanced laser tattoo removal technology at Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards removing unwanted ink safely and effectively!

How To Prepare For A Laser Tattoo Removal Session?

Before your laser tattoo removal appointment at Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic, we recommend the following preparation tips to ensure a safe and effective treatment:

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize your sun exposure and refrain from using tanning beds for at least two weeks before your session. Tanned or sunburned skin can increase the risk of side effects and complications during the laser treatment.

  2. Discontinue Certain Skincare Products: Stop using skin products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or any exfoliating agents a week prior to your session, as these can make your skin hypersensitive to the laser.
  1. Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment helps keep your skin healthy and may aid the healing process post-treatment.


  2. Follow Pre-Treatment Instructions: Adhere to any specific instructions provided by your laser specialist. This may include shaving the area to be treated the day before your appointment and avoiding certain medications or supplements that can affect clotting, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, or omega-3 fatty acids.


  3. Plan for Downtime: Although laser tattoo removal typically involves minimal downtime, the treated area might show some redness, swelling, or minor blistering. It’s advisable to not schedule any major events or strenuous activities for a few days following your session to allow for healing.

Preparing properly for your laser tattoo removal can enhance the results and smooth the healing process. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please contact Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic before your appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions

The laser used for tattoo removal is typically a Q-switched laser, which emits short bursts of energy to specifically target the tattoo ink without harming the surrounding skin. The procedure can be mildly uncomfortable, but most patients tolerate it well with the use of topical anesthesia and cooling methods.
Tattoos with darker ink are easier to remove, though tattoos with lighter ink can be removed, just with more sessions.

Other tattoo removal procedures include: salabrasion, chemical peels and surgical excision – all of which can leave permanent scarring. Salabrasion is similar to dermabrasion, but much harsher. A mixture of coarse salt and water is applied to the area and basically does a very in-depth exfoliation, to the point of bleeding. This method is better for tattoos that were not applied very deep, such as ones done unprofessionally.

Tattoos are generally made to last, so it takes a specialized treatment to remove them. With laser tattoo removal, a special laser is applied evenly with a focused beam that raises the temperature of the tattoo. This heat breaks up the ink, which is then removed by the lymphatic system in the body. The tattoo will fade in a short number of weeks.

Laser tattoo removal only takes 10-30 minutes per session and the typical wait time is up to 2 months between treatments to give the area enough time to heal.

Removing a tattoo doesn’t hurt, but patients might feel minimal discomfort. It is not more painful than getting the tattoo in the first place. To put the client at ease, the skin is also often numbed topically beforehand.

The area might be swollen and sensitive after treatment but can be treated with ice until the swelling goes down. There are very rare side effects, and they are usually limited to the area being hypersensitive, having more pigment or sometimes pinpoint bleeding.

It’s important to note that laser tattoo removal is not always 100% effective, and complete removal may not be possible for all tattoos. Most patients need a minimum of at least 6 sessions. It’s important to consult with a professional aesthetician to determine if laser tattoo removal is right for you and to discuss any potential risks and complications.

Chemical peels have been proven to be a highly effective way to improve the appearance of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. We generally recommend a skin care regime of once ever 4 weeks with a minimum of 5 sessions to start with.

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