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We are extremely lucky to have found Alexys, one of the top cosmetic tattooists and laser removal specialists in the area.

The Equipment
This top of the range machine uses the ND YAG laser system. ND YAG stands for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) which is a crystal that is used as a medium for laser treatments. In Q-switched mode, Nd YAG produces 2 wavelengths, one in the infrared range (1064 nm) and a second beam of 532 nm wavelength which is useful for superficial skin lesions. Q switching refers to the technique of making the laser produce a high intensity beam in very short pulses

Does it hurt?

The level of pain felt will depend on the type of tattoos, the amount of treatment required and your own pain threshold. Some clients would describe it as no more than uncomfortable, where others will describe it as an elastic band flicked against the skin.

No scarring!

Tattoo removal has become associated with scarring because the older generation of lasers used for tattoo removal were very aggressive and carried a very high risk of scarring. The ND Yag laser does not heat the surrounding skin significantly and the risk of scarring is much reduced. The risk of scarring is mainly associated with a genetic pre-disposition to forming scar tissue.




One session for a 3" x 3" small tattoo


Two sessions for a 3" x 3" small tattoo


Three sessions for a 3" x 3" small tattoo


One session for a 6" x 6" large tattoo


Two sessions for a 6" x 6" large tattoo


Three sessions for a 6" x 6" large tattoo



Each large session will last no more than 20/30 minutes

Healing time takes 6 weeks between each session. The darker the tattoo, the more sessions will be needed. But to lighten enough for a coverup generally takes about one or 2 sessions.

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