PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

          Whether you're looking to erase a past mistake or clear your skin for new ink, our skilled specialists are here to guide you through each step of the process. Trust us to help you achieve cleaner, clearer skin with the revolutionary power of PicoSure.

          How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

          PicoSure laser tattoo removal works by directly targeting the ink particles while causing no harm to the surrounding tissue. It can be used on blues, greens, reds, and stubborn black ink. This laser emits ultra-short pulses (one trillionth of a second in length) that provide a photomechanical impact, also known as PressureWave technology. These powerful pulses break up the ink particles into small dust-like particles. 

          Because the ink particles are so small, the body's lymphatic system can easily absorb and discard them. This method speeds up tattoo removal, reduces the number of sessions needed, and lowers the danger of skin injury. The tattoo fades over time as the body flushes out the ink particles safely and naturally.

          Laser Tattoo Removal

          Laser Tattoo Removal At Glance

          Procedure Length
          15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo area
          Recovery Time
          After each PicoSure laser treatment, it takes 7 days to fully heal.
          Most people need between 6 and 9 treatments to get the best benefits.
          PicoSure Laser
          Pain Level
          Mild discomfort
          Topical numbing cream

          Why Choose DLK on Avenue for Laser Tattoo Removal?

          DLK on Avenue uses cutting-edge laser technology to deliver a superior tattoo removal experience. Our cutting-edge lasers, including the PicoSure system, offer maximum efficiency in breaking down tattoo ink, regardless of depth or density. This technology allows us to effectively remove tattoos with fewer sessions than previous treatments.

          Dr. Lisa Kellett

          Dr. Lisa Kellett distinguishes herself in dermatology by combining tailored treatment plans, cutting-edge laser technology, and the most advanced procedures to assure remarkable outcomes. As a highly certified expert, her thoughts are sought after in the media, and her research significantly contributes to the improvement of skin care.

          Dr. Lisa Kellett

          How to Prepare for Your Laser Tattoo Removal

          Preparing for laser tattoo removal is critical to achieving the best possible results. Here are important actions and considerations before getting treatment with our Picosure laser:

          • Consider Your Skin Type and Tattoo Characteristics: Consult with our specialists, who will assess your skin type, tattoo size, placement, and colours. These considerations impact the treatment approach and the predicted outcomes.
          • Medication Adjustments: If you currently use medications such as Accutane, you should stop taking them at least six months before your treatment to avoid any negative impacts on your skin's healing ability.
          • Minimize Sun Exposure: To protect your skin from sunburn or tanning, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before your session. Sun-damaged or tanned skin may increase the likelihood of adverse effects.
          • Avoid Waxing: Do not wax the treatment region for at least two weeks before the procedure to avoid irritation that may impair the treatment's effectiveness.
          • Skincare: On the day of the procedure, make sure the treatment area is clean and free of lotions, creams, fragrances, and makeup.

          During Your Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions

          The process involves a consultation, skin preparation, laser treatment, and aftercare. During the consultation, the technician examines the tattoo and skin to determine whether it is safe and effective.

          The skin must be prepped before the laser treatment, which may include applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack.

          During the tattoo removal treatment, the PicoSure laser targets the tattoo ink particles, which are broken down into smaller particles and eliminated naturally.

          Depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo, multiple sessions will be required to achieve complete removal. Most patients require 6 to 9 treatments. Healing takes about 7 days after each treatment.


          PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare & Recovery

          Proper aftercare is an important part of your recovery and the overall success of your laser tattoo removal with PicoSure at DLK on Avenue. Here are the steps to follow after your treatment:

          • Immediate Care: Immediately after the procedure, expect some redness, swelling, and a temporary skin whitening (frosting). These reactions are normal and typically resolve within 7 days. 
          • Cleaning and Medication: Clean the treated area gently with tepid water and apply a topical antibiotic if directed. This helps prevent infection and supports the healing process. 
          • Managing Discomfort: If you experience discomfort, over-the-counter pain relief can be used. Avoid using ice directly on the treatment area, as it can interfere with healing.
          • Protecting the Skin: Keep the treated area out of the sun and avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks after the symptoms have subsided. UV exposure can increase the risk of pigmentation changes and slow down the healing process.
          • Use of Cosmetics: After the initial healing period (usually 7 days), you may use cosmetic makeup or foundation to cover the treatment area if desired. Ensure that any products used are gentle and non-irritating.
          • Long-Term Care: Continue to protect the treated area from direct sunlight by applying broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. This not only helps maintain the results but also prevents potential skin damage.

          Benefits of PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

          • Enhanced Efficiency: PicoSure dramatically speeds up the tattoo removal process, efficiently breaking down ink into micro-particles. This advanced technology allows tattoo ink to be removed up to three times faster than traditional methods.
          • Precision and Safety: The unique PressureWave technology specifically targets ink and pigmented areas without affecting the surrounding skin. This selective approach helps preserve the integrity of the unaffected skin, making the process safer and reducing the risk of damage.
          • Reduced Pain: Due to its precise and efficient ink targeting, PicoSure generally causes less discomfort than older laser removal technologies. The quick pulse duration minimizes heat exposure, providing a more comfortable treatment experience.
          • Effectiveness on Diverse Ink Colors: PicoSure is particularly effective across a wide range of ink colours, including difficult shades and densely pigmented blacks. Its capability to shatter ink particles thoroughly ensures comprehensive fading of the tattoo.

          Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

          Almost anyone in good health who wants to get rid of an unwanted tattoo can be a candidate for tattoo removal treatment. However, it's important to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. Some tattoo colours are more difficult to remove than others, and complete removal is not always possible. 

          Please contact us to determine if this procedure aligns with your tattoo removal goals. Dr. Kellet will evaluate your requirements and tailor a treatment plan.

          Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ

          Are There Potential Risks and Side Effects?

          Knowing about potential side effects such as redness, swelling, blistering, and changes in skin pigmentation will help you set reasonable expectations. Our experts will walk you through the required procedures to reduce side effects.

          Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?
          To find out if Laser Tattoo Removal is the best fit for your individual skin concern, contact us directly. Dr. Kellet will assess your needs and develop a program built specifically for you.
          To schedule your treatment or consultation please call 416-440-2597
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          THE CLINIC
          DLK on Avenue
          108 Avenue Road
          Toronto, Ontario
          M5R 2H3
          Phone: 416-440-2597
          Fax: 416-923-2597
          CLINIC HOURS
          MON: 9:00am - 5:00pm
          TUE: 8:30am - 7:00pm
          WED: 8:30am - 7:00pm
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          SAT: 9:00am - 5:00pm
          SUN: Closed