Laser Treatments

Pico Enlighten III Laser
Treatment for Tattoo Removal

Did your tattoo seem attractive in your 20’s but not so attractive today? Or is your tattoo a permanent reminder of what was just a temporary feeling? If so, you are not alone. That change of heart or feeling of regret is the #1 reason why people seek a laser tattoo removal service. Whether you’ve had a change of heart or you want to make room for new ink, there is now an easy, effective, and safe solution. At FCP Dermatology, we have the most advanced and most effective laser in the world to remove unwanted tattoos, and in fewer sessions than other PICO lasers.

Come to FCP Dermatology today to experience the world’s most effective tattoo removal laser with the most educated laser technicians in North America. 

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What are the advantages of PICO Enlighten III versus other laser tattoo removal devices?

The PICO Enlighten III laser is the gold standard and most advanced technology on the market for laser tattoo removal on all skin types. The treatment uses nanosecond and picosecond pulses to break down ink particles in tattoos into tiny fragments, which are then naturally broken down through the lymphatic system. Over time as the particles are removed, the tattoo lightens and ink-free skin will appear. 

The PICO Enlighten III laser has several advantages over traditional laser tattoo removal methods. It delivers short, high-intensity pulses of laser energy into trillionths of a second, which means it can treat tattoos more quickly and effectively with fewer sessions than other PICO or Q-switched laser systems. Additionally, the PICO Enlighten III laser offers multiple wavelengths, including 532 nm, 670 nm, and 1064 nm allowing for a customizable treatment approach that can target a wide range of tattoo colours and types. White, yellow, pink, and green colours are typically very difficult to treat with other laser tattoo removal devices, however, the PICO Enlighten III is the strongest and most advanced of all the PICO devices on the market today and excels at removing all colour palettes.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

How many laser treatments are required to remove a tattoo?

The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth, and colour of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. Since the PICO Enlighten III laser is the most powerful laser on the market for laser tattoo removal service, the number of treatments you will need at FCP Dermatology will be significantly less than at other clinics. During your consultation, we will assess your tattoo to help determine how many treatments will be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Is the procedure painful?

The PICO Enlighten III tattoo removal procedure is well tolerated by patients at FCP Dermatology. Our team of experienced and educated laser technicians combined with our on-site Dermatologist will make sure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. A topical or local anesthetic may be used to minimize any discomfort during the treatment.

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Tattoo Removal Procedure

Which professionals can treat patients with the PICO Enlighten III laser for tattoo removal?

Lasers are not regulated in Canada so anyone can operate a laser. We do unfortunately see burns and pigment changes from lasers being operated by unqualified technicians at other clinics. Be careful and do your research. A Dermatology clinic with an on-site Dermatologist and licensed experienced laser technicians is where you want to go. At FCP Dermatology, all treatments are supervised and overseen by our on-site Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Kristy Bailey.

Before the procedure
A careful analysis of your tattoo will be performed by our team of laser technicians and on-site Dermatologist. We will advise you on the number of treatments necessary to give you the best results. Hair should be shaved if it is within the treatment area. Please shave the night before treatment to avoid any irritation. Please do not tan or use self-tanners for 2 weeks prior to treatment and for 2 weeks after the treatment.

During the procedure
Depending on the colour of the tattoo, the appropriate wavelength will be chosen. The handpiece is waved over the tattoo, immediately showing frosting over the treatment area. The procedure is quick, efficient, and effective. Since we have an on-site Dermatologist at FCP Dermatology, local or topical anesthesia may be applied to minimize any discomfort.

After the procedure
Patients may experience swelling, redness, and in some cases develop blisters on the treated area. These are normal side effects of tattoo removal and subside with proper care. Follow all post-care instructions provided to you during your appointment at FCP Dermatology. Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks following treatment and use an SPF 50 broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen. Avoid skin irritants (products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, etc.) until the skin is fully healed.

Ongoing Care

At FCP Dermatology we are dedicated to the ongoing care of our patients to provide you with the best results possible.

Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

Is the PICO Enlighten III tattoo removal treatment safe for all skin types?

The PICO Enlighten III laser is considered the gold standard of tattoo removal due to its ability to treat patients of all skin types, and tattoos of all colours. At FCP Dermatology all treatments are overseen by our on-site Dermatologist. Our laser technicians have over 10 years of experience with advanced lasers and have a 2 year laser degree. Our experience and education are what sets us apart from other clinics and allow us to provide safe and effective laser treatments on all skin types.

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How much time should pass between sessions?

The PICO Enlighten III tattoo removal service consists of several treatments performed at 6-8 week intervals. The skin must be fully healed before returning for another treatment to ensure the efficacy of the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pico Enlighten III Laser for Tattoo Removal Treatment

We are here to help answer any tattoo removal related questions you may have.

Most patients experience some mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. In some cases, a blister may surface on the treated area, however with proper care of the treatment area, the side effects are mild and temporary. Our laser tattoo removal service is closely monitored by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist.

The PICO Enlighten III laser for tattoo removal service is a cosmetic treatment which is not covered by insurance. Laser tattoo removal cost varies from patient-to-patient, please consult with our team for pricing.

The PICO Enlighten III laser technology together with our on-site Dermatologist and experienced laser technicians allow us to remove tattoos without damage to the adjacent tissue. It is normal for the skin to appear slightly red after the sessions, but the inflammation is temporary.

Tattoo removal works by breaking apart ink particles into small pieces layer by layer. Your body’s white blood cells then carry away the broken down particles. With the PICO Enlighten III laser a tattoo can be completely removed, and in fewer sessions than with other lasers. In addition, other lasers may leave hypopigmentation or white colour where the tattoo was. The PICO Enlighten III laser together with our laser experts and on-site Dermatologist make sure the tattoo is removed completely with minimal to no marks left behind.

At FCP Dermatology we have an on-site Dermatologist which allows us to provide our patients with injectable or topical anesthetic to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

The highest rated, most effective, and safest tattoo removal laser is the PICO Enlighten III laser. It has the multiple wavelengths needed to treat all colours, it has the ideal spot size to deliver the correct amount of energy, and it works in pico- and nano-seconds to more effectively remove a tattoo than any other laser on the market today

Yes, if you choose the right laser and the right clinic your tattoo can be removed completely and safely.

The best tattoo removal service that Toronto has to offer is here at FCP Dermatology. We have the state-of-the-art laser technology and the most experienced and educated laser technicians, as well as an on-site Dermatologist.

The total number of tattoo removal sessions varies depending on the composition, depth, and colour of the ink, as well as the overall size of the tattoo. The PICO Enlighten III laser at FCP Dermatology will remove your tattoo in fewer sessions than any other PICO laser on the market today.

Yes, with the PICO Enlighten III laser, at FCP Dermatology we can successfully remove eyebrow tattoos.

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