Tattoo Removal

Medical grade tattoo removal for superior results

Laser Skin Care offers over 20 years experience in laser treatment for pigment & tattoo removal. Our laser tattoo treatments are performed by doctors only, using the state-of-the-art Nd:YAG Q Switch Laser.

Nd:YAG has been regarded as the gold standard in Laser Tattoo Removal for the past decade worldwide.

Nd:YAG Tattoo Removal

There are many reasons for wanting tattoos removed – we may grow older (and possibly wiser!), work has changed, or the artwork is just not up to scratch. Laser tattoo removal is the only sensible option, given the risks of scarring of the alternatives.

The Nd:YAG Q Switch Laser successfully removes many tattoos over a course of treatment.

The pigment within the tattoo is made up of tiny granules – these are targeted by the laser in nanosecond pulses of energy. The effect is to shatter and disperse the pigment granules. These are then ingested (phagocytosed) by the white blood cells in the skin.

Performed by Doctors, everytime.

A typical course of treatment for a professional laser tattoo removal requires around 10 – 12 sessions.

Laser tattoo removal using Class 4 lasers can only be performed legally by registered medical practitioners in Western Australia. All of our treatments are performed by Doctors, who have the skill and expertise to get you safe and optimal results.

The Nd:YAG Q-Switch Laser has been regarded as the gold standard in Laser Tattoo Removal for the past decade worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it feel like?

    The discomfort is usually more than when you have a tattoo done. It is common to apply a local anaesthetic cream at home 90 minutes prior to treatment. We also use ice or chilled air in many cases.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments depend on how heavily inked the tattoo is, the colours used, and the location (tattoos on the distal parts of the body are slower to respond, eg, the wrist). Cover-up tattoos are expected to be slower due to the extra layers of ink.If the tattoo is multicoloured, then more treatments may be required. Simple blue-black tattoos usually require fewer treatments. Professional tattoos generally require around 12 treatments but this is highly variable from person to person. Some tattoos have required many more than 12 treatments. Fewer treatments are necessary for amateur tattoos. Multicoloured designs usually require more treatments than the simple blue-black tattoos. Treatments are done with at least 6 weeks between. Green and light blue ink are often quite resistant to treatment.

  • What happens after laser tattoo removal treatment?

    There will usually be some swelling; pinpoint bleeding, blisters and scabbing can occur. Vaseline or an antiseptic ointment (Bepanthen) should be applied daily for 5 to 7 days, until the area is healed. The treated area can get wet, but should be gently patted dry. As the scabs lift, some of the ink may be seen coming out in the scab. The underlying skin may be red in colour, and could take several weeks to settle. The tattoo colouring fades gradually, with additional fading occuring with each treatment.

  • Will the tattoo disappear completely?

    In many cases the answer is yes. However it is more common to achieve significant fading and partial removal. It is very important to appreciate that world-wide, there are over 100 substances used in tattoo inks today. Some compounds do not respond to laser treatment at all. This is more common with greens and blues. Blues and greens are traditionally more difficult to remove and we generally say that that treatment is unlikely to remove these colours fully.

  • Does it leave a scar?

    No guarantees can be given, but in the vast majority of cases there is no scarring. Raised scarring is most unlikely, but patients should be aware that it can occur. Changes in pigmentation may also occur, leaving some whiteness in the treated area. Infection, which is a rare complication, may increase the risk of scarring.Remember: The tattoo fades gradually.Tattoo before & after 7 laser treatments

  • Warning : Bad Tattoo Techniques

    Our doctors strongly advise against the use of these techniques.

    Tatt2Away, TattBGone, IPL and Tatt Free

    Injections treatments for pigment removal work only by scarring the skin. We have seen many cases of scarring from these treatments. Creams do not work to remove pigment which lies deep in the dermis of the skin. IPL does not work and has a very high chance of scarring.

    Raised, keloid scarring from injection treatment
    Spotty red raised scarring from injection treatment 9 months prior
    Red, raised early scarring from IPL treatment
    Raised scarring from injection treatment
    Depigmented raised scars from injection treatment

    Raised punctate scarring from Tatt2Away

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