That tattoo may have seemed like a great idea at the time, but what about 30 to 40 years from now? Or even just a few years from now when you graduate from college and want to get hired for that great job but cannot seem to get it because of the tattoos on your neck and up and down your arms. Approximately 25% of the American population have a tattoo of some kind. But, studies show that almost 50% of those with tattoos end up wanting them removed eventually. The Angel Gloss Clinic in Toronto can get rid of your tattoo with very little pain and no major side effects.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
The laser tattoo removal works by dividing the colors of the ink under your skin with a high intensity laser light. The cosmetology technician will test your skin first to determine what intensity is best for your skin. After this the technician will place the end of the laser tool on the tattoo and use bursts of light to break up the tattoo. Then the ink particles are small enough for the body to absorb and be disposed of through the liver. Different colors require different settings of the laser light. For example, black tattoo ink is easier to remove because it absorbs the laser light better than lighter colors. Also, a professional tattoo is much harder to remove than a tattoo given to you by one of your friends or someone you found on Craigslist. That is because professionals use better equipment and professional grade ink. The technicians at Angel Gloss in Toronto are specifically trained in the art of laser tattoo removal and you are free to ask questions before, during, and after the process.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Of course there is some pain involved in the laser tattoo removal process, but it is not usually bad enough to need any kind of anesthesia. It all depends on the size of the tattoo and where it is on your body. There are certain areas that are more sensitive than others such as your ankle and top of your foot, anywhere in the eye area, chest area, lips, your elbows, hands, spine, behind your ear and inside of your wrist. The technician at Angel Gloss Clinic can give you a test pulse with the laser to see how it feels and if you decide it is too painful they can give you a shot of lidocaine or use a lidocaine cream. The problem with the cream is that it only numbs the top layer of skin so you can still feel a bit of the laser pulse. In this case you can opt for the lidocaine shot, which will numb the second layer of skin. Also, the technician at our Toronto Angel Gloss clinic will use ice packs both before and after the procedure.
If you are thinking of getting a tattoo removed with laser treatment just give us a call and we can help you decide whether the process is right for you. You can reach us at (647) 728-2400.