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Laser Tattoo Removal

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to selectively remove the pigment of tattoos with minimal disruption to surrounding skin. Different laser machines of different wavelengths are used to target tattoos of different colours.


Not all lasers are the same. There are a few physical properties of a laser that make tattoo removal safer and effective. The energy of the laser delivered, the proper parameters used, the property of the light when interacting of the skin are crucial to achieve an optimal result for tattoo removal. For example, too much energy will cause non-specific tissue damage and too little energy will lead to ineffective result. A poor “beam profile’ causes an uneven energy distribution over the skin and can increase the chance of scarring.

Colored tattoos

You do need more than one laser with different light properties to remove different colours. For example, a green light laser will not be effective to remove a green colored tattoo. You need a laser which emits a complementary colour, like red, to do that. The new generation picosecond claims to overcome some of these limitation, but the result is not as good as it originally hope.


Pain is an issue in tattoo removal and is indeed a deterrent for people to come for treatment. There are different ways to mitigate the pain. If you do have a larger tattoo, the pain is significant. It is better to remove it with better anesthesia which can be provided in a medical facility.


The cost of treatment is always a factor. People have the wrong impression the cost is prohibitive. However, most people find the price is very reasonable after consultation at our clinic and they are surprised they pay even more in a non-medical facility.


The process of tattoo removal is a very slow and arduous process. Multiple treatments are needed. It does take some time to remove a tattoo.

Laser choices

At Reviva, we do not have one, but 3 lasers, including a picosecond laser, dedicated for tattoo removal. We have performed thousands of tattoo removal and all procedures are performed by a physician who has more than 15 years of laser experience on different conditions.

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Removes tattoos without disrupting surrounding skin
Works for removing multi-colour tattoos or black tattoos
Effective for all skin types
Minimal chance of scarring

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