Parksville Laser Tattoo Removal
Bad microblading? Regretful (or should we say, regratful) tattoo? Elegance Sculpting offers Parksville’s most advanced laser tattoo removal solution.
Just as it is important to have safe application of ink, it is just as important to have safe tattoo removal. If you are unhappy with your permanent makeup or questionable tattoo choices of the past, our certified tattoo removal technicians with the help of our advanced HELIOS IV 785™ technology will help you erase your regret. Elegance Sculpting is proud to offer safe laser tattoo removal to the Parksville and surrounding Vancouver Island communities—to learn more keep on reading or click here for your complimentary consultation.
Everything you want (and need!) to know about laser tattoo removal.
Luckily, the HELIOS IV 785™ is a lot more comfortable than traditional laser tattoo removal (some of you reading this may have even tried older technology and stopped because of the pain). With our technology at Elegance, the treatments (which can range from 20-40 minutes depending on the size of your tattoo) feel more comparable to the flick of an elastic band. Prior to beginning your treatment, a topical numbing agent can be applied to help reduce any discomfort. Some of our clients opt for this, and some are fine without—it is totally personal preference.
Yes! This is an advanced treatment that requires you follow the post-care instructions of your technician. During your consultation or first session, your laser technician will review all of the post-care instructions in detail—some of the instructions may cause you to alter your daily activity for two to three weeks after each session and one week before your next one, which booked after 6-8 weeks. This advanced treatment requires you to follow the instructions for best results and to avoid scarring and other negative side effects. As the process includes naturally scabbing, be mindful when you begin your treatment. For example, if you have a wedding coming up, give yourself at least a month prior to heal.
After each session, you’ll need to keep the area cool to reduce irruption. This could mean using a cold compress on the area for an hour or two post treatment, but also means staying out of the direct sun, hot tubs or saunas.
For the first 48 hours, you’ll need to keep the area completely dry. Warm showers are permitted after 48 hours as long as the area is gently washed with uncounted soap.
The natural process that your body goes through post-treatment will involve scabbing. We recommend utilizing aftercare ointment (coconut oil, vitamin E, etc.) to keep the area fully moisturized.
Direct sunlight of the treatment area should be avoided as much as possible throughout the entire process. The treated skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s powerful rays and exposure could lead to burning, sun damage or scarring. If direct sunlight cannot be avoided, be diligent with reapplying your SPF of 30 or greater every hour.
You’ll also want to stay hydrated throughout your entire laser tattoo removal treatment. Since the lymphatic system is essentially what drains out the broken up ink particulars, you’ll want it performing at its peak. Continue hydrating your body for at last one month after your final session—actually s
There are so many! At Elegance, we strive to provide the latest and most advanced technology on the market and that includes the HELIOS IV 785™. The HELIOS series (which launched in 2003 with its first laser) is sold and used in more than 50 countries around the world due to its effectiveness and efficiency. While traditional lasers uses a single wavelength (1064nm), the HELIOS IV 785™ utilizes its 4G toning system, which offers four modes (Black/Blue/Red/Green) and three wavelengths (1064nm/785nm/532nm) to effectively treat a variety of coloured pigments at various depths. When choosing the HELIOS IV 785™, you can expect reduced discomfort, boosted effectiveness and confidence that this laser is safer for all skin types.
The number of laser tattoo removal sessions required for tattoo removal varies depending on the size and age of the tattoo, colour of ink and the individual’s lifestyle. Typically, we see significant to complete fading of tattoos between 7 and 10 sessions. Since laser tattoo removal provides progressive results, optimal fading will be seen two to three weeks after your final session. Depending on your final desired results we can customize a treatment plan for you. For example, some clients simply would like to get a new tattoo in the same location and require fading or partial removal of specific parts of their unwanted tattoo.
How does laser tattoo removal actually work?
Not all laser tattoo removal is made equal. At Elegance Sculpting we trust the newest technology on the market, the HELIOS IV 785™ by Laseroptek, a safe and effective Nd:Yag laser with patented double pulse technology, beam profile technology with four modes and three different wavelengths (1064nm/785nm/532nm) for optimal tattoo removal results.
When the laser hits the pigment (aka ink) in your skin, it helps break down the particles into a size that is able to be disposed of through the body’s natural processes. This means, your results from each tattoo removal session will not be evident immediately but rather fade over time. Each session at Elegance, we will take a before/after photo to help track your results.
FUN FACT: This technology is also great for skin pigmentation and skin tightening.
Parksville Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing
Full treatment prices vary depending on the size and age of the tattoo. For your complimentary consultation and quote, click the link below.