Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal involves picosecond lasers of differing wavelengths to target different coloured tattoo inks.  

 

Laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink, which in turn gets shattered into smaller sand like ink particles under the skin, leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. These particles are then flushed away by the body’s immune system. 

 

Tattoo removal lasers removes tattoos from any part of our body. 

 

DOWN TIME: 2-3 DAYS 

TREATMENT TIME: 45 MINUTES (+30 MINUTES NUMB CREAM PREP)  

 

RESULTS  

  • Visible lightening of tattoo ink can be seen from 2-3 sessions.  

  • Most tattoo are removed from 5 to 8 treatments depending on the size, colour, depth and thickness of the tattoo. Results may vary between individuals.  

 

PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT  

  • Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult and assess your tattoo’s suitability for removal by laser and discuss any concerns you may have. 

  • Advise your clinician if you: 

    • Are currently undergoing, or have undergone, isotretinoin treatment or with drugs in a similar class within the last six months  

    • Are undergoing systemic gold therapy  

    • Are on any form of hormonal therapy 

  • Not suitable if you: 

    • Are pregnant  

    • Has wounds or significant irritation/rashes in the treatment area  

 

POST TREATMENT CARE 

  • You may expect the following 

    • Redness, pain, stinging, swelling, blisters, bruising or pinpoint bleeding which usually resolves within 3-5 days. If excessive, contact the clinic.  

  • Ointments or antibiotic gels may or may not be used depending on your skin reaction. 

  • Avoid skin irritation at the treated area by excessive rubbing, scratching or heat treatment 

  • Use light gel based moisturisers to maintain a good environment for skin repair. 

  • Avoid excessively hot showers, saunas and spas as well as heavy exercises including swimming for two days or until down time resolves.  

 

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.