Tattoo Removal FAQ
Can all tattoos be removed?
While the majority of tattoos can be successfully removed or their appearance lessened, there are a small percent that may not respond to lasers. Our medical-grade lasers have the ability to remove most colored inks, however some colors may not respond as well, such as yellow which may only lighten a little and white which cannot be removed at all. We can advise you on your suitability and determine if your tattoo is eligible for removal during our initial consultation.
What type of laser is used?
We use a Q-Switched NdYag Medical Grade laser machine, which can be safely used anywhere on the face and body. With these medical-grade lasers, professional and amateur tattoos can be removed.
How many treatments will I need?
Most of our clients undertake an average of 6-12 treatments* to achieve optimal results. While some fading may be apparent after only several sessions*, more treatments are recommended to reach 80% removal of the unwanted tattoo. Factors that contribute to how many treatments are required and if they will be effective include:
Location of the tattoo
The colors used in the tattoo
Amount of ink and size within a tattoo
If there is scarring and tissue change in the tattoo
If the tattoo is layered
We will be able to estimate the number of laser tattoo removal treatments you require during our consultation, as well as the cost for your treatments
How often can I have a treatment?
Treatments may be performed approximately 6 to 8 weeks apart, giving the area sufficient time to heal between sessions. This minimises the chances of scarring and other complications.
Does it hurt?
While medical-grade Q-Switched NdYag laser treatments can cause slight discomfort, this is usually only minor, and is a similar sensation to a rubber band snapping on your skin. We use ice packs on the treatment area, before, during and after treatment. Numbing cream is also an option, however numbing creams are very superficial and as we are working much deeper then the numbing cream can penetrate, ice packs give the best outcome
Are there any side effects of Laser Tattoo Removal?
Some side effects are possible with laser tattoo removal, though these are usually minor and do not last long. The most common of side effects include:
Very minor blistering
These temporary side effects generally last less than a week
Can the area be re-tattooed?
Absolutely, once the treated area has fully healed, it’s perfectly fine for the skin to be re-tattooed.
What does laser tattoo removal cost?
We do have a low consultation fee to cover our time, however this is redeemable on your first treatment. At the consultation we will provide you with an estimated quote for complete treatment. Tattoo removal begins at $99. As tattoos differ in size and complexity, laser tattoo removal cost can vary depending on your circumstances