Tattoo Removal

ENCORE MEDICAL REJUVENATION

Be The Best Version of You

Tattoo Removal

ENCORE MEDICAL REJUVENATION

Be The Best Version of You

Looking for the Most Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal in Edmonton?

Treatment Pricing:

  • Starting from $130 per session (2″x3.5″ or smaller)

*Consultations are strongly recommended for quotations*

At Encore Medical Rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal is one of our most requested procedures. As we age, our preferences change, and our once amazing tattoos become something we’d rather not display. In years past, there wasn’t much that could be done about that unwanted tattoo, but now, those days are gone, and treatments are available to make your once tattooed skin clear again

There are a lot of questions surrounding the tattoo removal procedure. Does tattoo removal hurt? How does laser tattoo removal work? Are there other tattoo removal methods? How many laser tattoo removal sessions are required to remove a tattoo completely? At Encore Medical Rejuvenation, we can answer all of your questions, allowing you to make a decision that best suits your needs.

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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Tattoo removal lasers are designed to target and quickly destroy tattoo pigment with different laser wavelengths. These wavelengths break apart the tattoo into ink particles, allowing the body’s immune system to remove the ink from the area. There are two ways the body removes tattoo ink. It is most frequently absorbed and flushed out of the body via the immune system, but it can, in rare cases, be forced out of the pores. 

When absorbed, the treated area will typically almost immediately appear lighter in color. When expelled, the tattoo can actually begin to appear darker. Neither is something to worry about! As treatments continue, the tattoo will become less and less visible. Most tattoos require anywhere between 3 and 8  sessions to remove the ink completely. 

The PicoSure laser treats and targets more colors on more skin types than any other tattoo removal method on the market today, in less sessions than a tradition laser. It is considered the gold standard of tattoo removal.

A clients shoulder tattoo fades with laser treatments

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Tattoo removal lasers are designed to target and quickly destroy tattoo pigment with different laser wavelengths. These wavelengths break apart the tattoo into ink particles, allowing the body’s immune system to remove the ink from the area. There are two ways the body removes tattoo ink. It is most frequently absorbed and flushed out of the body via the immune system, but it can, in rare cases, be forced out of the pores. 

When absorbed, the treated area will typically almost immediately appear lighter in color. When expelled, the tattoo can actually begin to appear darker. Neither is something to worry about! As treatments continue, the tattoo will become less and less visible. Most tattoos require anywhere between 3 and 8  sessions to remove the ink completely. 

The PicoSure laser treats and targets more colors on more skin types than any other tattoo removal method on the market today, in less sessions than a tradition laser. It is considered the gold standard of tattoo removal.

Ink fades from a client's tattoo over several treatments
Sleeve tattoo being removed from a clients arm

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Tattoo Removal is not the most pleasant of procedures, but it is tolerable, especially considering the pain associated with getting the tattoo in the first place. How uncomfortable the procedure is depends on the location of the tattoo being removed and the individual person getting the laser treatment. Just like when getting a tattoo, fatty areas are generally less painful than bony regions. The treatment discomfort ranges from sunburn-like in discomfort to as uncomfortable as getting the tattoo initially.

The good news is that the tattoo removal process is much faster than getting the initial tattoo. Most tattoo removal sessions take only 1-5 minutes to complete. Of course, this time estimation varies with the size of the tattoo. In general, tattoos take as long to remove as it would take for you to cover them with a marker.

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Tattoo Removal is not the most pleasant of procedures, but it is tolerable, especially considering the pain associated with getting the tattoo in the first place. How uncomfortable the procedure is depends on the location of the tattoo being removed and the individual person getting the laser treatment. Just like when getting a tattoo, fatty areas are generally less painful than bony regions. The treatment discomfort ranges from sunburn-like in discomfort to as uncomfortable as getting the tattoo initially.

The good news is that the tattoo removal process is much faster than getting the initial tattoo. Most tattoo removal sessions take only 1-5 minutes to complete. Of course, this time estimation varies with the size of the tattoo. In general, tattoos take as long to remove as it would take for you to cover them with a marker.

A client begins laser tattoo removal treatments

Are There Other Tattoo Removal Methods?

There are other methods to rid yourself of an unwanted tattoo, but none will give you the results you get in the time it takes when you choose PicoSure Laser treatments. In the past, surgical removal was the only option. This is not only painful, but it damages the surrounding skin and is not a method typically used today. 

Many have opted for a cover-up tattoo. This is a good choice if you like the tattoo location and don’t mind the ink but simply want your original tattoo covered. When looking for tattoo removal, however, this is not the route most desire. 

Laser removal has been a trusted removal technique, but not all lasers are created equally! Skin tone makes a difference in the effectiveness of many laser treatment options. Most lasers simply are not able to reach specific colors, especially on darker skin tones. With older laser treatments, the removal result depends on the skin tone of the individual and the color palette of the tattoo. PicoSure is different! It works on virtually all tattoo colors, regardless of skin tone and in fewer sessions.

Tattoo Removal Edmonton, before and after

Are There Other Tattoo Removal Methods?

There are other methods to rid yourself of an unwanted tattoo, but none will give you the results you get in the time it takes when you choose PicoSure Laser treatments. In the past, surgical removal was the only option. This is not only painful, but it damages the surrounding skin and is not a method typically used today. 

Many have opted for a cover-up tattoo. This is a good choice if you like the tattoo location and don’t mind the ink but simply want your original tattoo covered. When looking for tattoo removal, however, this is not the route most desire. 

Laser removal has been a trusted removal technique, but not all lasers are created equally! Skin tone makes a difference in the effectiveness of many laser treatment options. Most lasers simply are not able to reach specific colors, especially on darker skin tones. With older laser treatments, the removal result depends on the skin tone of the individual and the color palette of the tattoo. PicoSure is different! It works on virtually all tattoo colors, regardless of skin tone and in fewer sessions.

leg tattoo removed over four laser treatments

How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions are Required?

The answer to the number of sessions required is not as straightforward as many hope. The number of sessions needed depends on each individual and how their skin responds to the laser treatment. The number of colors, size of the tattoo, and depth of the treated tattoo also weigh heavily on how many tattoo removal sessions you will need. 

It is important to note that although complete removal can, in most cases, be achieved, for many, the color of the skin of the treated area may be slightly different than surrounding areas. This does not happen with all tattoo removals. Permanent ink is meant to be permanent, and the result of the laser and how many treatments you will need, depends on your body’s response to the laser.

How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions are Required?

The answer to the number of sessions required is not as straightforward as many hope. The number of sessions needed depends on each individual and how their skin responds to the laser treatment. The number of colors, size of the tattoo, and depth of the treated tattoo also weigh heavily on how many tattoo removal sessions you will need. 

It is important to note that although complete removal can, in most cases, be achieved, for many, the color of the skin of the treated area may be slightly different than surrounding areas. This does not happen with all tattoo removals. Permanent ink is meant to be permanent, and the result of the laser and how many treatments you will need depends on your body’s response to the laser.

Leg tattoo removed in less than four sessions

What are the Procedures Before and After Tattoo Removal?

Before the procedure, there is nothing you need to do to prepare. However, at Encore Medical Rejuvenation, we recommend staying out of the sun before and after the procedure. Blisters are a potential body response to the laser, especially in already damaged skin, so you should avoid sun exposure throughout the tattoo removal process.  

After the tattoo removal procedure, clients can expect redness, swelling, small blisters, and slight itchiness. It is very important not to scratch the treated area as this can increase the chances of scarring. Additionally, do not submerge the area in water as it is healing. Aftercare instructions will be provided and, for the best results, follow them thoroughly. If you must go in the sun, cover the area being treated. 

Any swelling and redness should subside dramatically within two weeks, but it is not recommended to continue treatments until directed. The skin needs time to heal to make the procedure as effective as possible.