About Kirsty Hannah and Sage Laser Tattoo Removal
The idea for Sage Laser Tattoo Removal came from watching friends and family grow to regret some of the impulsive tattoos of the past (herself included). Laser tattoo removal is mainstream in countries like the US and Australia, but it was difficult to find an effective laser solution which did not cause excessive bleeding, pain or scarring. Recently, with Health Canada's approval of technologically advanced lasers, tattoo removal is now gaining popularity in Canada. Kirsty is excited to bring her training and newest laser to the Okanagan market!
In 2016, Kirsty underwent training specializing in professional tattoo removal with the International Laser Academy and became a Certified Laser Operator and Laser Safety Specialist.
"I am so excited to bring this service into the North Okanagan area. We have a great opportunity to help safely remove and fade unwanted tattoo ink which was previously deemed permanent."
Kirsty has dedicated a great amount of time researching lasers, and made the choice to invest in the RevLite SI by Cynosure. The Revlite is the 'powerhouse' of lasers within the industry, "We will be able to provide treatment to all skin types and treat almost all tattoo ink colors effectively"
Thank you for trusting me and I look forward to helping you reach your tattoo removal or fading success!
Kirsty Hannah CLO
“According to an Ipsos Reid poll in 2012, two in ten Canadians regret their tattoos. ”
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I know finding the right laser technician is a decision not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, your goals, and your budget.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Let's get to the nerdy stuff!
Q-switched lasers produce an energy pulse that lasts around a billionth of a second (nanosecond). Laser light passes through the skin to be absorbed by the tattoo ink particles. Those ink particles heat up and are shattered into small fragments. The surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Over a few weeks, the immune system cells flush away the ink particles from the tattoo location. Each subsequent treatment shatters deeper layer of ink particles until none remain.
Several visits are usually required to completely remove the ink. The tattoo will fade after each treatment until complete removal is achieved. Each tattoo is different, so laser tattoo removal treatment length is usually dependent on a variety of factors like: size of the tattoo, color, location on the body, age of the tattoo, and quality of the ink used.
Our laser has the ability to remove full color ink from a variety of skin types. Many other lasers use antiquated beams which unevenly distributed the light and creates hot spots. These hot spots are what cause breaking of the skin, severe blistering, and scarring. Our laser has flat beam technology leaving no hot spots, but delivering twice the power to break up the tattoo.
After our research, we chose the RevLite(SI) laser from Cynosure. The RevLite is the gold standard in Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers.
Both of the following laser tattoo removal treatments were performed in our office by our Certified Laser Operator using the RevLite laser.
NOT ALL LASERS FOR TATTOO REMOVAL ARE CREATED EQUALLY. Our mission is to provide the safest and most effective tattoo removal for our clients.
I strive to educate our clients on our SAFETY practices, our tattoo removal SUCCESS, and our vision to provide outstanding SERVICE.
What will my treatment feel like?
Laser tattoo removal typically does involve some level of discomfort. That said, many say that it hurts less than they expected.
It's a common belief that tattoo removal is painful, yet most clients say that the sensation of removal is comparable to having a tattoo applied. Common descriptions include the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin or bacon grease – basically it's uncomfortable but bareable.
So, how do we help reduce the discomfort?
We offer skin numbing to keep our clients feeling happy.
We use the most popular numbing method called the Zimmer Cryo 6, which is a powerful chilling machine that blows cold air on the skin before, during, and after treatments.
For those with sensitive skin, a topical anesthetic can be used. Please ask about adding numbing cream to your treatment when booking your appointment so that we can allocate extra time.