The Facts • Laser Tattoo Removal

A quick guide’s a good guide. All your Laser Tattoo Removal questions covered in under 2 mins.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Without getting too sciencey – ink particles sit in a layer underneath the skin. When the laser is passed over the area, particles absorb the energy, heat up, and smash into smaller particles, which are then carried out of your body.

 

Can you get a Tattoo After Laser Removal?

When it’s healed, it’s safe to start the removal process. Many clients opt to get their tattoo lightened for a cover-up rather than removing entirely.

 

How Soon After Getting a Tattoo Can you get it Removed?

You will need to wait until your tattoo is completely healed before starting the removal process.

 

Can You Donate Blood After Laser Tattoo Removal?

The Australian Red Cross performs individual risk assessments. If you are taking antibiotics, still healing, or showing signs of infection, you won’t be eligible to give blood.

Conversely, if you have just received a tattoo, you will need to wait 4 months before you donate blood.

 

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Some people say tattoo removal is comparable to getting a tattoo. Luckily the laser process is faster and numbing cream will be applied to the area before your treatment.

So yes, it can be uncomfortable, but it isn’t unbearable.

 

Can Laser Treatments Remove Tattoos Completely?

Many variables can effect results. The Spectra Lutronic Q-Switch NdYag is the most effective, fast and safe method for removal, and it is expected that you will achieve significant results, either partially or completely removing your tattoo.

 

Can Skin Tone Effect Tattoo Removal Results?

The Kirby-Desai Scale is a scaling method to assert the ease of tattoo removal based on factors such as tattoo location, ink colour, scarring and the amount of ink used. The scale also accounts for the clients Fitzpatrick Skin Type.

Essentially, the lighter your skin, the easier it is to remove the tattoo. This is because the laser can recognise the difference in colour, therefore targeting the inked area more effectively.

 

Can I get Tattoo Removal when I’m Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Nope. While there aren’t any known risks, it’s better to be overcautious.

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

You can find this information here.

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The black splotches show the size of ink particles, image from Smarter Every Day.