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Coquitlam Medical Laser & Skin Care Clinic

Tattoo Removal






At CML we offer offer laser tattoo removal treatments with the amazing technology of the Harmony XL!  In the past, tattoo removal was painful and gave inconsistent results. The Alma Q-Switched Laser with “Next Generation” technology now provids a safe and effective way of removing tattoos leaving natural looking skin.

Commonly Asked Questions about Tattoo Removal

Q: HOW DOES THE Q-SWITCHED LASER WORK?

A: The laser emits a pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shockwave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognizes these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks it. The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.

Q: WHAT KIND OF TATTOOS CAN BE TREATED?

A: We can treat professional and amateur tattoos, traumatic tattoos resulting from accidents, and cosmetic tattoos.

Q: CAN THE Q-SWITCH LASER REMOVE ALL COLOR TATTOOS?

A: The Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser works best on: Blue, Black, Blue/Black, Red, Green, and Yellow.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A: The number of treatments may vary depending upon the size, color and location of the tattoo. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan.

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?

A: Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Many describe the treatment as a rubberband snap to skin. Although no anesthesia is required, topical anesthetic can be requested for sensitive areas.

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

A: We will give you specific post-treatment instructions. While your skin may be slightly red immediately after the procedure, this should resolve within a few hours. You can resume your normal activities immediately following the treatment.

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS