Why Winter Is A Great Time To Remove Your Unwanted Tattoos

For many Canadians, winter is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, there are those who vehemently hate the cold – and who can blame them? Having to bundle up to avoid frostbite isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea. However, for the many others who enjoy winter sports such as skiing, skating and snowboarding, winter is never long enough.

Of course, there are many Canadians who especially love winter because of the holiday season. The joy of giving and receiving gifts is an annual tradition that just about everyone loves regardless of the specific holidays they observe. But winter is also an excellent season for a reason you may never have considered.

Winter is the perfect season for laser tattoo removal.

Are you living with tattoo regret? If so, you’re among thousands of Canadians who wish they could go back in time to avoid getting particular tattoos that now embarrass them. Everything from a former partner’s name to a crudely-created design can be listed as a reason a formerly-loved tattoo is no longer desirable.

Getting a tattoo removed, however, is now made possible through incredible technology like the Q-switched Nd: YAG laser using PhotoAcoustic Technology . But before we get into how incredible this revolutionary laser is, it’s important to list some of the reasons winter makes for the perfect time of year to undergo laser tattoo removal treatments.


It allows you to avoid sun exposure.

Naturally, colder temperatures encourage the layering up of our clothes. In doing so, we avoid direct sun exposure which is important during the healing process following laser treatments. As well, laser tattoo removal works best on dark hair and light skin. Sun exposure darkens the skin and this can potentially make the process less effective.

As you may have guessed, allowing your treated skin to heal is also made easier when you don’t have to shave any hair in and around the area. During the wintertime, the covering up of our skin can be used as an excellent alternative to keeping our bodies beach-ready. When you start laser tattoo removal treatments in the winter, you stand a much better chance of being able to expose your clean and clear skin when the warm weather hits months later.

What are the benefits of using the Q-switched Nd: YAG laser?

This amazing laser treatment utilizes the most advanced technology available today. It enables individuals to remove their tattoos without a high risk of scarring or pain. The Q-switched Nd: YAG laser using PhotoAcoustic Technology is known for its ability to safely penetrate the skin in order to target various ink colours. It uses specific wavelengths for each colour, causing tattoos to gradually fade during a course of 5 to 15 treatment sessions.

Most lasers only have two wavelengths but our lasers target a wide range of colours, from blue, black and red, to orange and purple, and even difficult to treat green and sky blue. For more information about the laser tattoo removal treatments offered by the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-358-5818 or email us at amlvc(at)telus.net.

Posted: December 12, 2018




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