Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to shatter into smaller particles which are then removed by the bodies lymphatic system. Our state of the art Nd Yag Q Switched Lasers are designed to shatter the ink pigment only so there is no risk of damaging any surrounding tissue. Our lasers use two separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, blue, brown) and lighter (red, green, yellow, orange) tattoo pigment.
Smaller tattoo’s that are black in colour have been removed by Tattoo Removals in as little as one session however in most cases it will usually involve more than one treatment to remove an entire tattoo. The number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink used, the age of the tattoo and the range of colours used in the tattoo and can vary considerably from client to client, however an average amount would be between 4-6 sessions. A six week MINIMUM interval between sessions is required to allow pigment residue to be absorbed by the body, but in many cases your tattoo can continue to fade up to two years after your last treatment.
Whether professional or amateur – all tattoo’s respond to our laser treatment. Some pigments, especially yellow, orange and some blues are more difficult than other colours to eradicate, but even they usually respond following a prolonged course of treatments. One of our benefits that seperate us from other tattoo removal clinics is that our technology allows us to remove a full spectrum of colours whereas other clinics only have the technology to remove certain colours. Here are a few examples of the types of tattoo removal we can do:
- Portions of tattoos – we can remove sections of a tattoo that you no longer want or want faded enough for a cover up
- Sleeves/large artwork
- Names and words – written in script and block letters
- Designs – tribal, barbed wire, hearts, characters, animals, flowers and thousands more…
- Rings – symbols, words, bands worn under rings or jewelry
The great news is that the vast majority of our clients who have come to the clinic tell us that laser tattoo removal is not as painful as having a tattoo put on in the first place. We use a Zimmer Cryo 6 Cooling System which generates freezing cold air to maximize your comfort. The laser can sting a little and has been described as being snapped by a thin rubber band against your skin. If you prefer, numbing cream may be applied an hour beforehand (we recommend EMLA which you can purchase from most pharmacies) and this will reduce the sensation to next to nothing.
Immediately after your laser session the area will be white and raised as your body releases a gas in response to the treatment. Although it will look like your tattoo has immediately gone, this white gas disappears from anywhere from 2 minutes to 2-4 hours. Sometimes there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment which may form a scab and should be handled gently. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area if this is the first treatment. After the procedure your skin might feel slightly sunburned for a couple of days and the treated area may remain red for a few weeks. Recovery times depend on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s capacity to heal. At all times you should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun, as this may decrease the effectiveness of the laser treatment and slow down the healing process. After healing, the ink will gradually and continually fade even for a period of up to two years post treatment
Yes, individuals under 18 years of age can be treated – we just need parental consent.
Extra Small 2.5cm x 2.5cm $75
Small 5cm x 5cm $100
Medium 7.5cm x 7.5cm $150
Large 10cm x 10cm $200
Extra Large 12.5cm x 12.5cm $250
XXLarge 15cm x 15cm $300
For all sizes above 15cm x 15cm pricing will be on application.
WINZ Quotes are available.
Yes we do. If you have a loved one or a good mate with a tattoo they’d rather forget then a Tattoo Removal Gift voucher may just be the perfect gift. The vouchers can be made out to the value of your choice and come nicely presented for the lucky recipient. To buy one, just flick us an email or call.
Yes we do! Please book in for a Consultation and we will give you an estimate to present back to your Case Manager for pending approval.
No problem. No matter how big or small your questions are, we always are available to answer your questions. At Tattoo Removals we believe no question is too silly! Simply email us here or give us a buzz on 09 215 6754.