Laser treatments can be painful, and usually the laser technician will apply or recommend a local anesthetic or "tingling cream" to reduce the sensitivity of your skin to the laser pulse before the process begins.

Laser tattoo removal usually requires 4 to 12 laser procedures divided into 5 weeks. These parameters are subject to change, so be sure to discuss them with your laser technician. You can contact a technician for the services of laser tattoo removal in Calgary via

The color of the ink is an important factor in determining how much laser treatment you will need to remove the tattoo. Black and blue tattoos are the easiest to remove, while green and yellow pigments are the hardest.

Another thing to keep in mind is that laser tattoo removal can destroy hair follicles. Therefore, if you want to remove the tattoo from an area where there is desired hair growth, you may need to manually remove all the follicles before treatment. Again, consult your laser technician to determine the exact risk.

Surprisingly, most areas do not require a license or certificate to operate a laser tattoo removal machine. Lasers were originally designed to be used by doctors only – but recent modifications have made these devices so simple that anyone can learn to use and operate them.

You can expect redness, swelling, blisters, bruising, spots, or scabs in the treated area. And the treated area will feel warm for several hours after the treatment.

Your laser technician will give you post-treatment instructions on how to apply an ice pack for about an hour and keep the treated area clean. The technician may ask you to stay out of the sun and avoid tanning beds for a while.