Sometimes, the things we decide to do in our earlier year of life can easily turn into regrets once were older. We can’t always predict where life will lead, and tattoos are a reminder we may prefer to forget. Thankfully, technology has come a long way since the time when tattoos were considered permanent. Today, you can eliminate that regret and your ex-boyfriend’s name from your body with laser tattoo removal. Here’s what you need to know about laser tattoo removal in Ottawa:

Is it safe?

Laser tattoo removal is a safe treatment that is completely non-invasive. It targets your tattoo by utilizing the Harmony XL PRO laser system from Alma Lasers. This full-spectrum tattoo removal can reduce the appearance of an unwanted tattoo.

How does it work?

Tattoos inject pigments into the sub-layer of your skin when they are created. With advances in laser technology, lasers can now penetrate the tiny particles of ink. The short-pulsed beam of light that’s delivered at precise wavelengths can gradually break down and remove those particles so that the body can activate its natural healing process to eventually eliminate the entire tattoo.

What areas of the body can the laser target?

The best factor about this laser technology is that is can target any area on the body. Whether it’s the back, arms, feet, legs, neck or even the buttocks – wherever you have an unwanted tattoo, our laser system can reach it.

Will I need more than one treatment?

The laser technology requires multiple sessions before the tattoo can be fully removed. Each session breaks down the layer of the ink, so you will begin to notice it fading after each session. The individual treatments last approximately 30 minutes.

The number of total sessions required for tattoo removal varies anywhere from 3 to 12 depending on size of the tattoo, location on the body, and complexity of the design. Each session will be scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Where are treatments conducted?

Treatments will be conducted in the comfort of our clinic where we uphold the highest of standards for cleanliness and professional service.

Permanence is a figment of the past! With as many as 1 in 4 Canadians experiencing “tattoo regret,” laser removal can provide the solution to eliminate that regret altogether. With the advancements in technology today, you can get back to feeling comfortable once again about being in the skin that you’re in.

The Ottawa Skin Clinic now offers laser tattoo removal! Book a consultation today to learn more about our new service.