Treatments

Q-Switched Laser Tattoo Removal


Tattoos were once difficult to remove. Getting a tattoo then meant having a tattoo for life.
Now, with the Gold-Standard Q-switched Laser Technology, you can make your unwanted tattoos a thing of the past.

Laser tattoo removal is the preferred treatment over skin bleaching or surgery, because it doesn’t damage your skin — but it does target and destroy tattoo ink with precision and ease. The result? Even the darkest tattoos fade away.

  • Fast treatment sessions
  • Dramatic reduction in the appearance of tattoos
  • Reduced risk of scarring or infection
  • Minimal post-procedure downtime

Here’s what to expect during a tattoo removal procedure:

  • Pulses of energy that penetrate and target tattoos, allows practitioners to treat tattoos on dark and light skin types. Patients generally describe a range of sensations from tingling to the snap of a rubber band as the laser treatment is administered.
  • Tattoos will gradually lighten with each treatment session. Most tattoos require between 5-20 treatments.
  • Immediately after the first tattoo treatment, the skin will whiten temporarily. This whitening will resolve within a few hours.

So when you’re considering a Q-switched laser treatment for tattoo removal… Be Sure it’s Cynosure!


How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser energy is delivered to the tattoo, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are eliminated by the body natural processes resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.

How many treatments will tattoo removal require?

The number of laser treatments needed for tattoo removal is dependent on a number of variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, type of laser used, lifestyle habits, etc.During your consultation, your practitioner will evaluate your tattoo and recommend a realistic treatment regime to help you achieve the best results.

How often will I need treatments?

Whilst it typically takes 4-6 weeks for the body to absorb ink particles, every patient and tattoo responds differently. By following the recommended post treatment protocol you willimprove the results and reduce the chance of adverse effects.

Can I have only a portion of my tattoo removed?

Yes, some lasers provide energy precisely enough so that a small amount of a tattoo can be removed without affecting the surrounding tattoo.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require. After your consultation, your practitioner will provide you with a price estimate for the treatment series.

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?

Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. We recommend that you wait six weeks after your last treatment before you have the new tattoo.

Does tattoo removal hurt?

This procedure is slightly more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo, however it is very fast. Many treatments may take less than a minute. Your physician will work with you on the best pain management option for you based on your individual needs.

Will I blister and scab afterwards?

Blisters and scabs can be a normal response to tattoo removal.  Keep the skin over it covered with a healing ointment and gauze to promote healing and prevent scarring.