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Laser Tattoo Removal

Regretting that tattoo? Laser tattoo removal treatments are one of the top, most effective methods to eliminate unwanted tattoos.

However, the best results come from laser clinics that combine extensive experience with the newest equipment. We’re pleased to introduce the Clarion StarWalker Laser – a technological gamechanger. Patented, state-of-the-art innovation makes this an efficient, powerful laser without compromising comfort or skin safety.
Have you been feeling nervous about getting rid of your ink? We’ll make the process a breeze.

At Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Laser Clinic, we remove tattoos of every size, colour, and location. Our excellent safety record, reputable facility and expert staff ensure your satisfaction. Only qualified personnel perform laser tattoo removal sessions under the expertise of facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Cory Torgerson, so you’re assured of top-of-the-line equipment and care.

Our Fotona StarWalker MaQX system is the most advanced Q-switched laser available. It boasts the ability to erase a broad spectrum of tattoo colours, including black ink, which accounts for more than half of all tattoos. It can remove your unwanted body art safely, quickly, and virtually pain-free without damaging the skin.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

During a laser tattoo removal session, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto ink particles, breaking up tattoo pigment. Once the ink is in smaller particles, they are easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system. Cleansing and filtering of the ink take place over several weeks, and treatments are spaced out accordingly.

The next time you come in, your tattoo will already be lighter than it was.

Patient comfort is important, so we use a combination of a topical numbing cream and medication to help ease your laser treatment process. Most patients find the laser tattoo removal experience tolerable and better than they expected. After, they can return to normal activities without any downtime.

What to Expect

You should expect more than one treatment to achieve the expected results, as tattoo removal typically requires multiple treatments. However, our advanced equipment has reduced the number of necessary treatments and consistently delivers dramatic improvements, fast.

Each tattoo is different, depending on the size, colour and depth, but these factors will be addressed during your laser tattoo removal consultation. You’ll receive a customized timeline, personalized just for you.

StarWalker advantage:

It treats all pigmented lesions and tattoo colours
4 laser sources in a single system
Large spot size treatment with high single-pulse energy
Uniform beam profile with the patented OPTOflex® vacuum cell technology

The StarWalker device is completely customizable for you! Your exact treatment parameters and presets are memorized for consistent, optimal treatment every time. Precision and accuracy have never been so impressive.

With each laser tattoo removal session, ink gradually clears, and pigment intensity fades. Some patients wish to have their tattoo lightened before covering with a new tattoo. This is often possible with our laser tattoo technology using only one or two sessions. Visit our Toronto office and let us make a plan to suit your goals.

Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

Cost of laser tattoo removal in Toronto varies depending on the tattoo. A personalized quote will be provided during the consultation. If preferred, you can take advantage of our convenient financing packages to help you see clear skin, faster.

What Are Some Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Tattoo Removed?

Set realistic expectations!
No tattoo removal can be guaranteed. Variety in colour, ink quality, whether an amateur or a professional did the work, the technology, and technician performing removal are factors impacting final results. Be sure to consult a laser treatment expert before moving forward.
One treatment will not remove your tattoo!
Unfortunately, multiple treatments will be required, no matter which type of laser tattoo removal technology you decide to use and no matter which laser treatment clinic you go to. The length of actual treatments needed can be estimated and predetermined during your initial consultation. Intervals between treatments are also important and can range anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks for optimal healing, the best results, and minimal risks. Lastly, the technology used is important. Laser wavelengths can differ, and some simply work better to effectively remove different pigments than others. People need to think of laser tattoo removal more as a successful marathon than a quick sprint to the finish line.
Amateur tattoos vs. professional tattoos
Both types of tattoos can be successfully removed. However, amateur tattoos are typically easier to remove for 2 reasons. A) The ink quality is less dense than a professional tattoo, and B) the ink has not penetrated as deeply into the skin as a professionally applied tattoo. The length of time necessary for your tattoo removal will vary by colour, size, and location.
Location of the tattoo
Amazingly, location does matter. Those tattoos located nearer to your heart have better blood circulation available to them. In contrast, tattoos on the legs or feet are sometimes harder to remove.
What you should expect after a laser tattoo removal treatment
Common side effects include temporary redness, raising of the tattoo, swelling, blistering, minor pin-point bleeding, or temporary darkening of the colours. However, these effects usually subside within 1 to 2 weeks.
There is a higher risk of hypopigmentation for people with darker skin tones
Tattoos on people with darker skin can be successfully removed; however, the risk of visible skin tone change is higher. Laser energy may target pigment from your skin along with pigment from the tattoo. The Starwalker ASP pulse control delivers very short (5 nano sec) Q-switched pulses with high-energy, ultra-short bursts of energy in trillionths of a second. It enables targeting of extremely precise depths and tiny skin targets without injuring surrounding skin. This tattoo laser has the most comprehensive and customizable range of applications possible, which means we can now safely treat an even broader range of skin tones.

If you’ve been told laser tattoo removal isn’t safe for your skin colour, visit us for an assessment and let the experts advise you about your best treatment options. Our Toronto laser tattoo removal clinic has a glowing reputation for successful results on many skin types.

Know the risks and potential side effects
Risks for laser treatment may include burns, hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin), hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), changes in skin texture. More serious skin damage or infection is rare. Choosing a reputable Toronto laser clinic is a top priority to minimize your risks and ensure the very best laser tattoo removal equipment is used on your ink.

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