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Have regrets about your tramp stamp or a past love inked for a lifetime? We've got just the thing.

best for most areas




the lowdown on laser tattoo removal

Q-switched laser tattoo removal is a popular technique that uses high-powered lasers to remove tattoos safely and effectively. The "Q-switched" in Q-switched laser refers to the quick, intense pulses of light that the laser emits. 

During the treatment, the laser light penetrates the skin and targets the ink particles in the tattoo. As the ink absorbs the laser light, it heats up and breaks into smaller particles. 

Over time, the body's immune system eliminates these particles, gradually fading the tattoo. 

With proper aftercare, most people experience minimal discomfort and quick healing times. 

While there may be some risks associated with laser tattoo removal, it is generally considered a safe and effective way to achieve tattoo removal. 

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are you a candidate for tattoo removal

This treatment suits most skin types except those with very dark skin. If you have a tan, waiting until it fades before undergoing the treatment is recommended.

what to expect during laser tattoo removal at zest

The process involves a consultation, skin preparation, laser treatment, and aftercare. The technician will examine the tattoo and skin during the consultation to determine if it is a safe and effective option.

The skin needs to be prepped before the actual laser treatment, which may include applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack.
During the laser treatment, the Q-switched laser targets the tattoo ink particles, broken down into smaller particles and eliminated by the body's immune system. 

After the treatment, the technician will apply a cooling gel or ice pack to the treated area to reduce redness or swelling. Depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo, multiple sessions may be required to achieve complete removal. 

how long does laser tattoo removal take?

The procedure time will vary based on the treated area, and patients may experience some redness and swelling afterward. However, these side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days! 

pre and post care for laser tattoo removal

Before your laser tattoo removal at Zest, we ask that you keep the area away from excessive amounts of sun. After your treatment, you may feel discouraged that it's not completely gone - but trust the process! 
We want to ensure your skin is well cared for after your treatment. To do so, gently wash the area with mild soap and pat it dry.
A soothing moisturizer can also help. Remember, avoiding excessive sun exposure and tanning for a week is best. We recommend using fading creams and sunscreen to help with the healing process. It's also a good idea to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol. Loose clothing covering the area can be a great help during the healing process. 

Remember, this is just a general guide. We will give you a detailed list of do's and don'ts customized to your skin type and specific treatment plan! 


While discomfort levels can vary from person to person, the sensation of laser tattoo removal has been compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. Some patients may find it mildly uncomfortable but generally tolerable. Topical or local anesthetics can be used to minimize any discomfort.

There's typically little to no downtime after a Q-switched laser tattoo removal session. However, the treated area may feel tender, similar to a mild sunburn, and appear red or swollen. Protecting the treated area from sun exposure is crucial, and avoid activities like swimming in chlorinated water or using a hot tub for a few days following the treatment.
Laser scar removal is a journey that often spans multiple sessions to achieve the best results. The key to success is staying consistent and keeping up with your scheduled appointments. By sticking to your treatment plan and following our expert advice, you can make the most of each session and move closer to long-lasting scar reduction.
Tattoo removal is a process that requires patience. The visibility of results can vary based on factors such as the age, size, colour, and location of the tattoo and your body's ability to eliminate the broken-down ink particles. After each session, the tattoo should progressively lighten. Most patients will see noticeable results after a few sessions, typically spaced six to eight weeks apart.

Almost anyone in good health and wants to get rid of an unwanted tattoo can be a candidate for tattoo removal treatment. However, it's important to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. Some tattoo colours are more difficult to remove than others, and complete removal is not always possible. It's recommended to consult a trained professional like the experts at Zest, who can assess your situation and provide a personalized treatment plan.

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