Toronto’s Premier LASER & NON-LASER Tattoo Removal Clinic
Welcome to Tattoo Removal Clinic. We specialize in both laser and non-laser tattoo removal methods. New, safe, non-laser tattoo removal that can remove your tattoo in 50%-75% less treatments than laser tattoo removal.
We use the industry gold standard PicoSure laser for laser tattoo removal and Tattoo Vanish for our non-laser tattoo removal method.
Tattoo Removal Clinic uses the best and latest non-laser, all-natural method of removing tattoos. Unlike laser tattoo removal, there are fewer treatments needed and fewer costs, and it removes all colours and is less painful than when the tattoo was put on.
PICOSURE® LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
At our tattoo removal clinic, we use the gold standard PicoSure® laser for our laser tattoo removal. The best laser for tattoo removal is a picosecond laser. Picosecond lasers remove tattoos more quickly and completely than older-style Q-Switch lasers. We offer a new FLAT RATE $197 per session laser tattoo removal for tattoos up to 6″ x 6″. Click HERE for more info.
Why is our Tattoo Vanish® non-laser tattoo removal method unique?
TATTOO VANISH® NON-LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
For non-laser tattoo removal, one of our popular treatments is Tattoo Vanish®. Tattoo Vanish® is one of the best tattoo removal system that exists today. This one-of-a-kind removal process is unlike any other process available. Since 2008 we have been the leader in successful tattoo removals. Our certified technicians can lighten or remove any unwanted tattoo. Click HERE for more info.
Tattoo Removal Q&A
SAFER, ALL-NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
With the popularity of laser tattoo removal, most people are unaware of newer alternative methods that are actually safer, less painful, less treatments required, and more effective that laser tattoo removal.
Although there are many traditional non-laser tattoo removal methods out there, including salabrsian, dermabrasion, surgical excision, chemicals, infrared coagulation, we are not talking about these old outdated unsafe methods of non-tattoo removal.
The Tattoo Vanish product represents the result of plenty of years working in the tattoo and permanent makeup field. Created by Dr. Mary Arnold-Ronish, this 100% natural product promises to help you get rid of old new tattoos in no time.
Dr. Arnold has over 30 years of experience in the field and decided that technology has now advanced sufficiently so that it can provide people with a non-invasive and harmless method of getting rid of tattoos.
The procedure created and patented by Dr. Arnold is far less painful than the traditional one involving lasers and it guarantees no ugly scars.
Ever since Dr. Arnold has perfected this method, this has become superior to any other laser treatment. The most important thing about Tattoo Vanish is that it is all-natural, meaning no more acids and other potentially harmful and hazardous substances.
Tattoo Vanish is 100% natural. That means the product includes non-harmful ingredients that will act gently even on sensitive skin.
Tattoo Vanish does not contain any acids or toxic substances, which minimizes the risk of skin allergies.
We apply a local anesthetic before and during the procedure, using the tattoo machine in a similar manner as when the tattoo was received. Once the area has been exposed, we apply the Tattoo Vanish Ink Eraser for a few minutes. The area is then wiped clean and bandaged. You will be furnished with written aftercare instructions to ensure the treatment’s effectiveness and your full recovery.
ITS CHEAPER AND TAKES LESS TREATMENTS THAN LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
On average, it takes 10 treatments to remove a tattoo using laser. Some tattoos can take a many as 20 laser treatments. If the average cost of laser is between $200-$250, it would cost approximately $2000-$2500 to remove a tattoo. Tattoo Vanish
can remove the same tattoo with 50-75% less treatments than laser. That means you are saving 50-75% off your tattoo removal
ALL COLOURS CAN BE REMOVED
Unlike laser tattoo removal, Tattoo Vanish can remove all ink colours effectively.
ALL SKIN COLOUR CAN BE REMOVED
Unlike laser tattoo removal, Tattoo Vanish can be used on all skin colour effectively.
Tattoo Vanish is best done on tattoos no bigger than 6”x 6”. The healing process requires a scab to form as most of the ink will be removed from the scab after applying the ink eraser. It is important to keep the treated area dry during the first week of
As tattoos have become increasingly popular, the requests for tattoo removal has also increased. Laser tattoo removal is the most popular method for tattoo removal; however, it may not be the best treatment option for everyone.
Lasers have been used to remove tattoos since the late 1970s. In 1979 an argon laser was used for tattoo removal in 28 patients, with limited success.
In the 1980s, a new clinical study in Scotland into the effects of Q-switched ruby laser energy on blue/black tattoos. Further studies into other tattoo colors were then carried out with various degrees of success.
When ink is injected into the dermis of the skin, thousands of particles of tattoo pigment remain in the dermis. Laser therapy causes these particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces, known as the photomechanical effect. In most cases, macrophages carry the ink particles to the lymph nodes closest to the site of the tattoo. Macrophages are specialized immune cells, whose job it is to surround foreign particles and clear them from the tissue. But this process is only partially successful when it comes to tattoo ink. Because the cells cannot break down the particles, they become lodged there. The side effect is that the lymph nodes take on the same color as your tattoo. There is also evidence that tattoo ink particles can travel through the blood and become lodged in the liver.
During the photomechanical effect, the energy is absorbed by the ink particles in a short time, called nanoseconds. For laser tattoo removal, the destruction of tattoo pigments depends on four factors:
The colour of the light must penetrate deep into the skin to reach the tattoo pigment. The colour of the laser light must be more highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment than the surrounding skin. Therefore, different tattoo pigments require different laser colours. (eg. red light is absorbed by green tattoo pigments, while yellow tends not to absorb light). The pulse (time) duration of the laser energy must be very short.
Enough energy must be delivered during each laser pulse to heat the pigment to fragmentation. Different lasers remove different tattoo colours.
Q-switched Frequency-double Nd:LYAG: 532 nm. This laser creates a green light which is absorbed by red, yellow, and orange pigment.
Q-switched Ruby: 694 nm. This laser creates a red light which is absorbed by green and dark tattoo pigments.
Q-switched Alexandrite: 755 nm. This laser absorbs green pigment, does not work well with red, orange, yellow, brown etc.
Available in picosecond speed with claims it can remove ink faster.
Q-switched Nd: YAG: 1064 nm. Works better on darker skin as the light isn’t absorbed by melanin like the ruby.
A newer type of laser tattoo removal was introduced in 2012. Cynosure is the company behind the marketing and selling of the tattoo removal machine called Picosure. The company began offering the machine for sale in 2012 when it was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
PicoSure lasers are more effective for tattoo removal compared to Q-switched lasers. They are non-selective in pigment targeting and highly effective for faded tattoos.
Q-switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. The Cynosure PicoSure however, uses ultra-short pulses of one trillionth of a second in length. As a result, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles.
PROS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Most popular way to remove tattoos.
Good success rate for most clients.
Non-invasive. Does not require anesthesia or surgery.
Treatments are quick, usually 15 min-30 mins.
CONS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Lasers have now become the standard for removal of tattoos.
Painful. Many patients believe tattoo removal is more painful than actually getting the tattoo. Besides pain, blistering, crusting, pinpoint hemorrhage, and urticarial reaction can occur. Blistering is a natural part of the healing process of laser tattoo removal. As the laser breaks up the ink in your skin, it can also break tiny blood vessels around the tattoo resulting in blisters, which usually take up to two weeks to heal.
Risk of Infection. After the procedure, the skin becomes inflamed which increases the chance of infection.
Uneven Skin Colour. Laser tattoo removal can cause hypopigmentation where the treated skin can become lighter than the surrounding skin or can also cause hyperpigmentation where the treated skin becomes darker than the surrounding skin. Dark skinned patients are more prone to uneven skin colour from laser tattoo removal.
Many treatments required. On average 8-10 treatments are required to remove a tattoo. Some patients may require more treatments. With a 6 week between treatments, it would take 1 to 2 years to complete the tattoo removal process.
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The Kirby-Desai scale is often used to assess the potential success and number of treatments necessary for laser tattoo removal. Patients often receive a poorly defined assessment of the number of treatments and often engage in the process without full awareness of the potential success. In the Kirby-Desai scale, numerical values are assigned to six parameters: skin type, location, color, amount of ink, scarring or tissue change, and layering.
The average number of tattoo removal treatments required using laser was 10 treatments, with a range of 3 to 20 treatments. Treatments must be spaced out 6 weeks apart. So, on average, the total procedure will take 1 to 2 years to complete.
Skin type: Patients higher on the Fitzpatrick scale, (darker skin) are not ideal for laser tattoo removal. They often require longer wait times between treatments due to using the laser on lower settings to try to avoid unwanted side effects such as hypopigmentation.
Location: Blood and lymphatic supply vary anatomic regions. After the laser treatment, the micro-particles are taken by the macrophages travelling to the lymph node, where filtering occurs. The head and neck area maintain the largest amount of regional lymph nodes and have a large vascular supply; thus, they are able to mount an increased immune response to phagocytose the ink particles.
Colour: Tattoo artists use a variety of coloured ink. Colours most often used are black, red, blue, green, yellow, and orange. Colours other than black have been noted to be up to twice the size of the black pigment. These differences in pigment size and composition lead to the difference in amount of treatments needed. Black colour is the easiest to remove with green, yellow, and orange being more difficult to remove.
The amount of ink: In the Kirby-Desai scale, amount of ink is divided into four categories: amateur (letters, words, or small symbols), minimal (one colour, simple design), moderate (one color, complex design), and significant (multicoloured, complex design). Amateur tattoos tend to respond quicker to laser treatment. Professional tattoos on the other hand tend to lie deeper in the dermis and have a greater density of pigment.
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Tattoo Removal Clinic Location
9140 Leslie St #301, Richmond Hill, L4B 3L6
600 Sherbourne St 609, Toronto ON M4X 1W4