How Does Laser Tattoo Removal with the MedLite® C6 Work?

You thought it was permanent, but it's not. Tattoos can now be permanently removed at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic with the MedLite® C6 Laser.

So, how's it work?

The MedLite® C6 Laser directs an intense beam of light at the tattooed skin in short bursts. These pulses of laser light pass through the top layers of the skin to reach the ink of the tattoo, which absorbs the laser. This breaks the ink up into tiny particles. The body then can eliminate the dispersed ink naturally by the immune system, much in the same way it eliminates toxins and excess fluids. Therefore, age and overall health play a role in the laser tattoo removal process.

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The type of tattoo, size, colour of ink, and its depth will all influence how many sessions of laser tattoo removal are required. For example, darker colours like black, red and blue will require less sessions than lighter colours like yellow and green. These factors may also influence how long the body takes to naturally rid of the fractured ink particles. Although you may not notice an immediate reduction in the appearance of the tattoo, it will gradually fade over the course of a few weeks with the body's help. However, several sessions are most likely required to achieve desired results. During your consultation, the patient consultant will be able to give you a better estimate, but as a general guideline, expect to book anywhere from 4-15 sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Currently, laser tattoo removal is considered the safest and quickest treatment available in the field of cosmetic/plastic surgery. The method is much unlike other treatments that often required surgically removing the tattooed skin through abrasive means. Laser tattoo removal also results in the least amount of scarring, if any.