Everything You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal

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  • 🎨 Create a fresh canvas
  • 💪 Regain control over your body
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What is Tattoo Removal?

Tattoo removal is a specialized procedure that helps individuals eliminate unwanted tattoos from their skin. Whether you have a tattoo that no longer represents your style or you want to make space for a new design, our tattoo removal treatments can help you achieve your desired outcome.

How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

At Enhance, we utilize state-of-the-art laser technology to safely and efficiently remove tattoos. The laser emits a focused beam of light that penetrates the skin, targeting the tattoo ink while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. The energy from the laser breaks down the ink particles into smaller fragments, which are then naturally eliminated by the body's immune system over time.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Tattoo Removal?

Tattoo removal is suitable for individuals who have unwanted tattoos and wish to have them removed or faded. While most people can undergo tattoo removal, the ideal candidate is someone in good overall health with realistic expectations about the process and results.

What Are the Most Common Areas for Tattoo Removal?

The most common areas for tattoo removal include:

Arms: Tattoos on the upper arm, forearm, or wrist are frequently treated for removal. These areas are often visible, making them a common choice for individuals seeking tattoo removal.

Shoulders: Many people opt for tattoo removal on their shoulders, especially if they have large or prominent tattoos in this area. Removing a shoulder tattoo can provide greater flexibility in clothing choices.

Back: Back tattoos, such as full-back pieces or smaller designs, are commonly targeted for removal. Some individuals may choose to remove a back tattoo to create a blank canvas for new artwork or due to changes in personal preferences.

Chest: Chest tattoos are often removed or faded for various reasons, such as changes in lifestyle, professional considerations, or aesthetic preferences. Tattoo removal on the chest can help individuals feel more comfortable and confident.

Legs: Tattoos on the thighs, calves, ankles, and feet are frequently treated with tattoo removal. Some individuals may wish to remove leg tattoos to have a clean slate or to allow for new tattoo designs in the future.

Neck: Neck tattoos can be a prominent feature and may be targeted for removal. Due to the visibility of neck tattoos, individuals may choose to have them removed for personal or professional reasons.

Hands and Fingers: Hand and finger tattoos are often treated with tattoo removal. These areas may present challenges for individuals in professional settings or those who wish to have a more subtle appearance.

Face: Facial tattoos, such as eyebrow or lip tattoos, are commonly removed or lightened using tattoo removal techniques. Changes in aesthetic preferences or the desire for a more natural appearance can motivate individuals to seek tattoo removal on the face.

Wrists: Wrist tattoos are a popular choice for removal, particularly if they are visible and no longer align with an individual's personal style or preferences.

Ankles: Tattoos on the ankles are frequently treated with tattoo removal. This area is often exposed in warmer weather, leading individuals to consider removal for a more seamless appearance.

What To expect

Here’s how we take care of you before, during, and after your treatment.
Before Your Treatment
  • Pre-treatment instructions: We will provide you with specific instructions to follow before the procedure. These may include avoiding sun exposure, refraining from using certain skincare products, or shaving the treatment area if necessary.
  • Medical history review: We will review your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for tattoo removal and to identify any potential risks or contraindications.
  • Patch test: In some cases, a patch test may be performed to evaluate how your skin reacts to the laser before proceeding with full treatment.
During Your Treatment
  • Protective measures: The treatment area will be cleaned, and protective eyewear will be provided to shield your eyes from the laser light.
  • Laser treatment: We will use a handheld laser device to deliver pulses of laser energy to the tattooed area. You may feel a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band or mild heat during the procedure.
  • Treatment duration: The duration of each session depends on the size, complexity, and colors of the tattoo. Treatment times can range from a few minutes to an hour or longer.
After Your Treatment
  • Immediate post-treatment care: The treated area may be red, swollen, or have a whitish discoloration immediately after the procedure. We will apply a soothing ointment or dressing to protect the skin.
  • Healing process: Over the following days, the treated area may form scabs or blisters. It is important not to pick at or scratch the treated area to promote proper healing and minimize the risk of scarring.
  • Multiple sessions: Tattoo removal typically requires multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
  • Post-treatment follow-up: You will have follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, assess the tattoo's response to treatment, and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.


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Nicole and Jackie are amazing!! They both gave great advice, in a professional manner. Not to mention the clean and nicely decorated office. Jackie made me feel really calm about getting my procedure and we shared a few laughs on top of it. 10/10 recommend to anyone looking for great and quality services

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Great customer care, product knowledge and skill. Love my results and look forward to my appointments. I never have to wait long and appointments are quick. WOMEN OWNED AND OPERATED. Highly recommend, prices are VERY competitive (chef’s kiss).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is tattoo removal painful?

While some discomfort can be expected, modern tattoo removal techniques have significantly reduced the pain associated with the process. We ensure your comfort during the treatment, including numbing creams and cooling techniques.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required depends on various factors, including the size, color, and location of the tattoo. Typically, multiple sessions are needed to achieve optimal results.

How long does each session take?

The duration of each session depends on the size and complexity of the tattoo. On average, a session can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.

Are there any side effects?

Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, blistering, or mild discomfort. These effects usually subside within a few days after treatment.

Will tattoo removal completely erase my tattoo?

In most cases, tattoo removal can significantly fade or remove a tattoo, but complete erasure may not be guaranteed. Factors such as ink color, tattoo depth, and individual skin characteristics can affect the final result.

Are all tattoo colors equally removable?

Dark-colored tattoos like black and blue are generally easier to remove than lighter colors like yellow and green. However, advancements in laser technology have made it possible to treat a wide range of colors effectively.

Can you remove tattoos on any part of the body?

Yes, we can treat tattoos on various body parts, including the face, arms, legs, back, and more. However, some areas may require extra care and caution.

Can I undergo tattoo removal if I have sensitive skin?

Yes, tattoo removal can be performed on individuals with sensitive skin. We will assess your skin type and recommend appropriate measures to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment.

Is there any downtime after the procedure?

While you may experience some redness or mild swelling after the treatment, there is typically minimal downtime associated with tattoo removal. You can usually resume your regular activities immediately afterward.

Can I undergo tattoo removal if I have a darker skin tone?

Yes, we offer tattoo removal treatments for individuals with darker skin tones. We will use appropriate laser settings and techniques to minimize the risk of pigmentation changes.

Are there any age restrictions for tattoo removal?

In general, there are no strict age restrictions for tattoo removal. However, minors must have consent from a parent or guardian to undergo the procedure.

Can I get a new tattoo after tattoo removal?

Yes, once the treated area has healed completely, you can consider getting a new tattoo if desired. We can guide you on the ideal timeframe for getting a new tattoo after removal.

Can I lighten my tattoo instead of removing it completely?

Yes, if you're looking for partial removal or lightening of a tattoo for a cover-up, we can tailor the treatment to achieve the desired outcome.

Can I remove a homemade or amateur tattoo?

Yes, we can successfully remove homemade or amateur tattoos.

How much does tattoo removal cost in Winnipeg?

The cost of tattoo removal depends on factors such as the size, complexity, and number of sessions required. We will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and pricing details during your consultation.

Does insurance cover tattoo removal?

In most cases, tattoo removal is considered an elective cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, we recommend contacting your insurance provider to confirm coverage specifics.

Can I have my tattoo removed if I'm pregnant?

Tattoo removal is generally not recommended during pregnancy due to potential risks. It's best to wait until after childbirth to undergo the procedure.

Will the tattoo removal process leave scars?

While scarring is rare, it can occur in some cases. Our staff employs advanced techniques to minimize the risk of scarring and will guide you on aftercare to promote proper healing.

Can I have my tattoo partially removed?

Yes, if you wish to fade a portion of your tattoo or remove specific elements, we can create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

How soon will I see the results?

Results vary depending on tattoo size, ink color, and individual response to treatment. Improvement can be seen after each session, with final results becoming more apparent as the treatment progresses.

Who should avoid tattoo removal?

While tattoo removal is generally safe and effective, specific individuals should avoid treatment.

Pregnancy: Tattoo removal is generally not recommended during pregnancy due to the potential risks to the developing fetus. It's advisable to wait until after childbirth.

Breastfeeding: If you are currently breastfeeding, it is typically recommended to delay tattoo removal until you have finished breastfeeding. This precaution is taken to avoid the potential transfer of laser-related substances or medications through breast milk.

Skin conditions: Individuals with active skin conditions in the tattooed area, such as eczema, psoriasis, or active infections, may need to delay tattoo removal until their skin has healed. Treating the underlying skin condition first is essential to ensure the best possible outcome and reduce the risk of complications.

Recent sun exposure or tanning: It is advisable to avoid recent sun exposure or tanning beds before tattoo removal. Tanned or sunburned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as changes in pigmentation or increased risk of side effects.

History of keloid scarring: If you have a history of keloid scarring, tattoo removal may carry a higher risk of developing keloids.

Certain medications or medical conditions: Inform our staff about any medications, medical conditions, or underlying health issues you have. Some medications or medical conditions may interfere with the tattoo removal process or increase the risk of complications.

How Can I get started with tattoo removal?

Contact us today by phone, text or our online booking to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward saying goodbye to your unwanted tattoo!

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