Tattoo Removal Using the Spectra Laser

Tattoo removalOnce a permanent decision, tattoos are no longer everlasting or something you have to learn to live with. Whatever your reason for wanting to have a tattoo removed, with today’s laser technology it makes it possible to eliminate or fade most tattoos.

Reasons for wanting a tattoo removed are as unique as the reasons for getting the ink in the first place. Whether it is a bad or fading tattoo, what you once thought was cool is no longer suited to you, or your life has taken you in a different direction, you do not have to settle for a cover-up if what you really want is to have it removed.   

TattooingPainting of the human body goes back to the beginning of time. In the past, if you no longer wanted that ink the common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. The variety of techniques used to apply tattoos is staggering; the source of the ink, where on the body the tattoo is applied, colors and designs used, even the depth into the skin can vary dramatically.  Thus the approach that the practitioner faces to remove tattoos must take into account that every person and every tattoo that is unique.

Laser and Skin Care Medspa is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a Spectra Laser. This Q Switched laser is considered to be the gold standard in the removal of tattoos. There are a number of factors that must be taken into account such as the size, location, depth, and color of the tattoo before the number of treatments is decided upon. The treatment session each take from 10 to 30 minutes and most patients report no pain other than a warming of the skin and a light prickly feeling.

Tattoo removal with Lutronic

There is a waiting time in between each session to allow your body to remove the tattoo ink fragments and heal but after each session, you will notice the ink becoming lighter. This will depend on the colors of the tattoo and inks used. Black and dark green are the easiest colors to remove while yellow, purple, turquoise and fluorescent dyes are hardest to fade. With no downtime and minimal side effects, you can return to your normal activities immediately after a session.

 

Spectra Tattoo Removal

As with any procedure at the Laser and Skin Care Medspa in Red Deer, our consultations are free. If you have a tattoo you’ve been contemplating having removed, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We are the only clinic in Central Alberta with this Laser and look forward to hearing from you soon. 

 

To view a demonstration, please watch our video. 

 


 

 

 

Reasons to Embrace Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal has been around for a number of years and both men and women use this long-lasting technique for a number of different reasons. While there are many different ways to rid your body of unwanted hair, such as shaving or waxing, these options are not as effective as laser hair removal.

Unwanted hair growth appears on many areas of both men and women. Women may have problems with unwanted facial hair such as growth on their chins, eyebrow area, and upper lip and other areas like knuckles and toes. Men will also use laser hair removal for eyebrows but also for thick or excessive hair growth on their chest, backs, and necks. Tweezing and waxing can be impractical for these areas can cause other concerns.

 

lady moustacheDitch the Razor. Forget the Wax.

Razors can leave your skin red, burning, sore, itchy and scratched. It can also cause bumps or ingrown hair. You should also avoid using any products that will dry out recently shaved skin to avoid itchiness.

Waxing can cause your skin to react and become red or inflamed. It is not uncommon to experience a breakout of pimples after waxing. Other common side effects of waxing include red bumps, pain, change in skin color, bruising, and having skin removed.

Laser hair removal can reduce ingrown hairs far more effectively than shaving or waxing can. Ingrown hairs are caused 

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when the hair is broken off unevenly. During regrowth, the hair grows under the skin and causes irritation. While they aren’t serious, the red bumps or painful sores they cause can be embarrassing. Ingrown hairs are more common in people with curly or coarse hair.

While no method of hair removal is 100% permanent, laser hair removal has been proven permanently reduce the amount of body hair that grows. If the hair does grow back, it tends to be sparse, finer and lighter in color than the original hair.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Hair does not grow at the same speed nor all at once which is the reason more than one laser session is needed. Each individual strand is constantly undergoing one of three phases. Laser hair removal is most effective when the hair is actively growing, in the anagen phase. Laser hair removal works when a concentrated beam of light is aimed at the follicle and converts this energy into heat to heat up the hair follicle and prevents any further growth. The other benefits include the fact it is fast, safe, and effective. The fact that it is by far the most precise method of hair removal there is.

By far the most superior method to rid your body of unwanted hair, laser hair removal provides multiple benefits to both men and women. This treatment is safe and effective and can reduce razor burn, ingrown hair, post-wax hives, bruising, and allergic reactions. To learn more or to book an appointment, please call us at Laser and Skin Care Medspa.

 

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Laser Treatment for Skin Care

Over time lasers have become a useful tool to meet growing demands of those that suffer from skin conditions such as acne or Melasma. Others want to diminish the appearance of fine lines, facial wrinkles or remove tattoos. And while there are many topical creams in the marketplace that claim to assist with these conditions, nothing is quite as effective and safe as laser treatment.

The Spectra™ Laser is one such available laser that is manufactured by the Lutronic company that has a proven track record of commitment to providing the best in class solutions in both reliability and performance. Their Spectra™ Laser is the most versatile and offers the best results for superior tattoo removal. Their passion to improve the lives of patients is evident in the focused solutions on patient outcomes.

For this article, the following laser treatment for these particular skin conditions are highlighted.

 

Melasma

melasma

This condition is also called chloasma and it is the brown patches of skin that are caused by exposure to the sun and hormonal changes such as pregnancy. These patches of darkness most often appear on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip but can also be seen on other parts of your body that get lots of sun. While this skin condition can affect both sexes, it is more commonly found in women than men.

Laser Toning will not only improve the texture of your skin but will reduce the visible pigmentation. Safe for most skin types, it is a comfortable procedure with long term results that have little down time for the patient.

 

Acne

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Acne vulgaris, more commonly called acne, is the most common of skin diseases seen in people especially during the preteen and teenage years. There are many different forms of acne (read about that here) and may appear on the skin with different severity for differing lengths of time. Scarring is a common concern for those who suffer from this.

Not only will laser treatment improve post-acne redness but it also helps subdue the inflammation. The laser energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the dilated microvasculature which plays a significant role in allowing the skin to return back to normal. 

 

 

 

Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

At one time, tattoos were thought to be permanent choices but with a growing number of people rethinking that ink, removal of those choices is an option. Decorative tattoos have a history that dates back to ancient times but sometimes a person will reconsider their choice for personal reasons.

Every tattoo is different and the response to removal may vary. The laser targets the ink particles and breaks them into small fragments that your body can then absorb. It is not an overnight solution as the tattoo ink is deposited deep into your skin but using a laser for tattoo removal can significantly lighten or completely remove the ink the most effectively compared to other options available.

 

The Spectra™ laser emits energetic short pulses in nanoseconds of high energy and peak power. The Spectra™ laser from Lutronic is a dual mode Q-switched Nd:yag laser designed for treatment versatility. The advanced technology that has gone into this laser offers the power needed to assist in the treatment of skin care without damage to surrounding tissue. Lutronic is committed to improving the science behind laser treatments for optimization for each individual patient.

Laser Skin Care and Medspa continue to look for ways to help improve our services to you in the treatment of your skin care needs and are currently looking into acquiring a Spectra™ laser. Do not hesitate to contact us to book your appointment to learn more. Our consultations are free and will give you the opportunity to learn more about us while we assess your skin care concerns.

 

**Research and information gathered from 
http://www.international.lutronic.com/spectra
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/color-problems/melasma
https://laserskincaremedspa.ca