Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need To Know

How does laser tattoo removal work?

The laser uses different wavelengths of light energy to target different coloured ink particles in your tattoo. The ink particles absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter into tiny fragmented particles that your immune system then flushes out naturally. After a series of multiple treatments, your tattoo will begin to fade until all of the ink is completely removed from your skin. For a more detailed answer, visit our laser tattoo removal overview page.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Dr. Magic Laser Eraser offers free, no-obligation consultations for new and existing patients. During your consultation, we will assess your tattoo, determine the number of treatments you will need, and assign you a price per treatment based on the size of your tattoo. We also offer savings through pre-paid treatment packages and special discounts. Visit our pricing page for more information.

How many treatments will I need?

On average, most patients need 5 to 10 treatments to completely remove their tattoo. Patients with faded tattoos or those interested in fading their tattoo in preparation for a cover-up may need as few as 3 to 4 treatments. The number of treatments needed is unique for every patient and their tattoo. Dr. Magic Laser Eraser uses a variety of factors to assess your tattoo and best determine the number of treatments your tattoo will need. Some of these factors include your tattoo’s age, location, size, colours, ink depth, ink density, and type of ink. Pre-existing scarring and patient health are also taken into consideration.

Are there any side effects from laser tattoo removal? Is it safe?

Laser tattoo removal is the safest procedure for removing unwanted tattoos. Dr. Magic Laser Eraser uses customized protocols to safely treat your unique skin type for optimal results. Our FDA-approved Astanza Trinity laser is designed with safety features to ensure your skin’s safety and removal results.

The only side effects patients may experience are temporary blistering, scabbing, redness, swelling, itchiness, and pigmentation changes. All of these side effects heal over the weeks following your treatment and are common signs that your immune system is removing the ink from your skin. As long as proper aftercare is applied after each treatment, your skin will see great results and no scarring. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you to take home after your treatment.

How long does the laser tattoo removal process take?

Laser tattoo removal is not a quick fix. In fact, it normally requires several months of commitment from patients. Most of the removal process relies on your immune system to flush out the shattered ink. Because of this, a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is required between each treatment to give your body the time it needs to remove the ink and heal any scabs or blisters that form. This waiting period also minimizes the possibility of over-treating your skin and prevents any unwanted side effects from occurring.

I want to get a cover-up tattoo. Can you lighten my existing tattoo?

Absolutely! Dr. Magic Laser Eraser specializes in all things tattoo removal. Whether you want to completely remove your tattoo or fade it down to prepare for a cover-up, we have the solution. Cover-up tattoos are growing increasingly popular, however, many clients are limited in the designs for their new tattoo due to the size and colours of their existing ink. Fading a tattoo down with laser removal creates a lighter canvas for tattoo artists to work on. Not only does laser tattoo removal make tattoos easier to cover-up, it gives you and your artist more flexibility with the cover-up design and colours.

Does the laser hurt?

Most patients say the laser feels like a rubber-band snapping against the skin. Overall, treatment is tolerable, however, patients with a lower pain threshold have expressed that the laser feels similar to getting a tattoo applied all over again. Luckily, laser tattoo removal treatments are very quick and last anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo getting removed.

Dr. Magic Laser Eraser also uses the Zimmer Cryo cooling machine to completely numb your skin before, during, and after each treatment. This ultimate skin numbing solution provides maximum comfort for all patients.

I want to remove a part of my tattoo but keep the surrounding elements, can you help me?

Yes! Dr. Magic Laser Eraser also provides selective tattoo removal. We can remove a specific part of your tattoo without touching the surrounding ink. This is a great option for patients who want to remove a name, shading, or other elements from their tattoo but keep everything else untouched.

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