Why won’t creams or lotions work?
The ink in a tattoo is injected into the second layer of your skin, where it cannot easily be penetrated. This means that creams claiming to remove the tattoo are not strong enough to remove the ink. Our laser method is the only effective way to break down ink and minimise the appearance of tattoos.
Can all tattoos be removed?
While the majority of tattoos can be successfully removed or their appearance lessened, there is a small per cent that may not respond to lasers. Our medical-grade lasers have the ability to remove ink containing black, red, yellow and green inks; however, removal of ink colours including pink and blue may not be as effective. 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?
All of our laser tattoo removal clinics in Melbourne utilise Q-Switched laser machines, which can be safely used anywhere on the face and body and so are the best machines available to do the job. With these medical-grade lasers, professional and amateur tattoos can be removed by our medically trained clinicians, with cosmetic removal performed by a registered nurse.
Many clinics use a much cheaper, less efficient machine. Our Q-Switched laser is much safer and provides more reliable results at an affordable cost. read more on our page.
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:
- The layering of tattoos.
- The type of ink used.
- The presence of particular colours in the tattoo that do not respond well to removals, such as pinks, purples and light blues.
- If the tattoo is new, it retains a large amount of ink.
We will be able to estimate the number of laser tattoo removal treatments you require during our free initial consultation, as well as the cost for your specific case.
How often can I have 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 laser treatments can cause slight discomfort, this is usually only minor, and is a similar sensation to a rubber band snapping on your skin. At the ASSURE COSMETIC STUDIO, we care about providing the utmost comfort, which is why we offer an efficient numbing cream that helps to reduce the sensation. We also utilise a specialised cooling machine to ensure the experience is as efficient and pain-free as possible.
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 for medical-grade Q-Switched lasers include:
- Very minor blistering
These temporary side effects generally last less than a week and are closely monitored by our team of medically trained clinicians and registered nurses.
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 offer a free initial consultation, where we’ll provide you with an estimated quote for complete treatment. Professional Tattoo Removal is more affordable than you’d think. As tattoos differ in size and complexity, laser tattoo removal cost can vary depending on your circumstances.