Why get Tattoo Removal?
It’s no secret that the stigma surrounding tattoos has greatly faded and there’s been a surge in acquiring these permanent marks of body art. As we know, however, tastes change and tattoos are permanent. Maybe the artist wasn’t as amazing as you expected and you want your tattoo gone forever. It’s also very common for clients to desire to fade their old artwork for a cover up (re-tattooing).
How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal, with the least chance of scarring compared to other methods. The laser works by creating a short high energy light pulse, that is absorbed by tattoo ink, causing it to break down into tiny particles that are then absorbed by the body and naturally removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
Some colours are more stubborn than others and require varying wavelengths of light, the Q-Switch operates four varying wavelengths: 1064 nm, 532 nm, 585 nm, 650 nm. Some laser machines brag a single wavelength for all colours, however, this is ineffective. The Spectra by Lutronic uses multiple wavelengths, enabling it to reach a range of colours.
Is Tattoo Removal painful?
Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. Some clients liken the tattoo removal process to the feeling of rubber bands being rolled over the skin. It is not required, although if you are concerned about discomfort, local numbing agents such as topical anaesthetics can be used.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
After your treatment, it is normal to experience white discolouration, red or swollen skin. This disappears over time, along with your tattoo. You can expect skin tone to return to normal within 6-12 months of your last treatment.
Your doctor will provide you with information on what to expect, and aftercare procedures to minimise infection.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be specific to your tattoo removal wants. Some clients may require fading for a cover-up, while others are looking for complete removal.
Typically, tattoo removal takes 5-10 sessions performed at roughly 4-8 week intervals. This is, of course, a case by case basis. Factors such as the location of tattoo, colour, size and age all affect how many treatments you will need.
Tattoo removal results are case relevant and depend on size, colour and age of your tattoo. Not all tattoos can be completely removed – even after several sessions, however, all tattoos can be lightened.
Combination treatments option
At SKYN™ our clients have the added benefit of choosing combining treatments to achieve optimal results and streamlined healing. Combining tattoo removal with our Healite II is an excellent adjunctive therapy to improve already excellent results.
Healite II is a skin rejuvenation light therapy treatment, which uses low incident levels of light (energy LLLT) creating a healing effect in tissue. It is especially effective for increasing blood flow to the tissue, wound healing, pain relief and skin rejuvenation. The added benefits of combination treatments include shortened recovery time, diminish possible side effects and the possibility of enhanced tattoo ink clearance. The Healite II is non-invasive, painless and safe, making it ideal for use following Laser Tattoo Removal. Learn More About Healite II™
Is Laser the best method for Tattoo Removal?
Products on the market such as fade creams might sound promising, but unfortunately, these are empty promises. Other procedures such as skin grafting or dermabrasion can be extremely painful and often result in scarring.
There’s a reason the Q-Switched is the most commonly used technique for tattoo removal – it’s minimally invasive, safe and effective.
Which colours can be treated?
All tattoos and colours can be treated, both amateur and professional. It is greatly dependant on varying factors, but as a guide, professional tattoos may require more treatments to achieve desired results. Colours that are more difficult to treat include white, yellow, green and blue. Cosmetic tattoos can also be treated but risks include incurring a darker colour change, however, our doctors will assess your case and walk you through the risks involved.
Tattoo Removal Cost Perth
Laser Tattoo Removal with our Q switched laser starts at $150*. Removal cost is determined by varying factors including the age of the tattoo, location, size and number of treatments required. Contact SKYN® today to book an obligation free consultation to get a quote.
|Laser Tattoo Removal||SMALL||MEDIUM||LARGE|
|Estimated Price Per Session*||$150||$350||$650|
|Approximate Area of Tattoo Coverage||2cm X 2cm||5cm x 5cm||8cm X 8cm|