Unwanted tattoos can be removed or faded at Sante Medical using our RevLite Q-Switched laser. The RevLite Q-Switched laser is one of the most advanced and effective lasers for this purpose.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

The laser works by directing an intense beam of light at the tattooed skin in short bursts. These pulses of laser light pass through the top layers of the skin to reach the ink of the tattoo, which absorbs the laser energy. Different colours of ink absorb the different wavelengths of light generated by the RevLite Q-Switch laser, breaking the ink up into tiny particles. The body eliminates the dispersed ink naturally through immune system, much in the same way it eliminates toxins and excess fluids.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

The laser works by directing an intense beam of light at the tattooed skin in short bursts. These pulses of laser light pass through the top layers of the skin to reach the ink of the tattoo, which absorbs the laser energy. Different colours of ink absorb the different wavelengths of light generated by the RevLite Q-Switch laser, breaking the ink up into tiny particles. The body eliminates the dispersed ink naturally through immune system, much in the same way it eliminates toxins and excess fluids.

The Best Candidates

Laser tattoo removal is suitable for men and women who no longer wish to have an existing tattoo on their body. Ideal candidates are those who have no skin problems in the area the tattoo is located, such as keloid scarring or a skin disorder, and who have realistic expectations of the procedure.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Removing a tattoo with the RevLite Q-Switched laser is a progressive process. The laser is designed to vibrate and shatter molecules, disrupting the dyes of an unwanted tattoo into particles small enough to be eliminated by the body. Since the effectiveness of this procedure relies on the body’s natural filtering system, results appear gradually.

The tattoo will not simply disappear. Rather, it typically fades over a period of time following each session, which is why treatments are generally scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks. An average of 8 or more treatment sessions may be required for professionally applied tattoos. In the case of amateur tattoos, 4 or more treatments are the average. The exact number varies depending on such factors as the age of the tattoo, colour of the dye, its composition and areal extent.

 

As indicated by the Kirby-Desai scale, some factors you should be aware of include:

Your Skin Type

It is easier to remove tattoos from fair skin as opposed to darker skin types.

Age of Tattoo

The newer your tattoo is, the more stubborn the ink will be. New tattoos are fresher and stronger than a tattoo that has had more time to settle, weaken, be exposed to the sun, and expand.

Location of Tattoo

The closer to your heart, the stronger your body will be to be able to metabolize and absorb the ink at a faster rate.

Color of Tattoo

Blacks, reds and dark blues are the easiest ink pigments to treat. Colors such as greens or light sky blues are trickier and require more strategic treatment plans, but are treatable with our laser.

Ink Used

Different chemicals and compounds used in the make-up of the ink can have an effect on the treatment plan.

Professional vs. Amateur

Professionally placed tattoos are going to have deeper depths in the skin as compared to the more superficial layers of skin typically found in amateur tattoos.