*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient based upon the circumstances and the patient’s specific situation, as well as the time taken to see final results.

Tattoo Removal Laser

We offer tattoo removal laser for different colors like black, blue, red, and green. The patients could expect the colors to fade or reduce, depending on the depth of the dye and the type of used material color.


Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos included methods like dermabrasions, salabrasions, and C02 lasers, which left scarring and were not designed to differentiate tattoo colors. The latest generation of Q-switched lasers that was initially developed in the late 90 represents the newest system capable of removing multiple tattoo inks with very low risk of scarring.

The procedure utilizes an intense beam of light to remove and lighten the tattoo, without harming the surrounding healthy skin cells. When the ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments and consequently these fragments are absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing mechanism. Generally, it takes several months for the cleansing process to be complete.

Here at Dr. Al Rustom’s Skin & Laser Centre we perform laser tattoo removal and we have perfected this specialized area of Cosmetic Dermatology. We have a strong commitment to patients’ satisfaction, education and desire to exceed their expectations and we have proven this thousand times while performing the procedure.

Why Laser Tattoo Removal?

We provide one of the finest medical laser treatments available today. The patient can relax in our surgically clean, private and professional atmosphere where our specialists in tattoo removal will take care of them. Taking great pride in our profession, we are dedicated to the highest level of care in laser tattoo removal. Using state-of-the-art FDA approved devices we change lives, giving individuals a second chance at a clear skin. We can help you erase the indiscretions of your youth, or enhance your professional image, and increase your self-esteem.

Tattoo Removal Options

We offer complete removal, lightening, or partial removal of tattoos (an example would be removing a name inside of a banner where our Dermatologists will skillfully remove the name without disturbing the surrounding tattoo). We encourage patients to consider lightening existing tattoos before applying a professional cover-up. Usually, pre -existing tattoos are visible underneath a cover-up. We welcome input from your tattoo artist to best determine the level of lightness required for the best look of your body art.

For specific information about your tattoo(s), a consultation would be required.

During the consultation the tattoo(s) can be evaluated, all questions can be answered, risks and benefits covered, as well as establishing a price per treatment and approximate number of treatments needed.


How are tattoos removed?

The Nd: Q-switched YAG laser is considered as quite effective to remove tattoos.

Is the process painful?

The laser emits light in very short flashes of light called pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band on the skin. The big majority of patients do not require anesthesia.

How many treatment sessions will it take to remove the tattoo?

Professional tattoos may require between 1 to 10 treatments, with the average being 5-10 treatments. Homemade tattoos usually may require 1-4 treatments. All treatments are spaced about 1-2 months apart or longer. The number of treatments depends on the amount, type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin, location of tattoo, along with individual health considerations.

Do all colors of ink disappear equally as well?

No. Dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade the best. Orange, yellow, and purple hues usually respond well. Green, light teal/sky blue inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional treatments may produce effective results or significant fading.

What type of post-treatment care is necessary?

A healing ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of ointment antibiotic. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should not be scrubbed.

Will the tattoo completely disappear?

In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is very important to know that over 100 types of tattoo inks are in use worldwide today. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used, makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on the any given tattoo.



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