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Laser Tattoo Removal

Safe Precise Non-invasive tattoo removal.

High energy light pulses selectively break down tattoo ink particles.

Safe

Our Revlite laser selectively targets and breaks down the tattoo ink particles in the skin, leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.

State-of-the-art laser

The Revlite is a state-of-the-art system that utilises Q-switched Nd:YAG technology to deliver high-intensity laser pulses in nanosecond durations.

Including red inks

Red ink can be challenging to remove because it absorbs specific wavelengths of light differently compared to other colours. However, our laser system is designed to target a broad spectrum of tattoo pigments, including red ink.

Quick treatment

The total time that the laser is in touch with the skin is very short. Often under one minute (dependant on the size and complexity of the tattoo).

Different skin types

Our laser is considered safe for various skin types, including darker skin tones that are more prone to pigmentation changes or complications with certain laser systems. The laser’s adjustable settings allow for customised treatments that minimise the risk of adverse effects.

Gradually fades away

Laser tattoo removal is typically performed over multiple sessions spaced several months apart. This gradual approach allows the body to naturally eliminate the fragmented tattoo ink, reducing the strain on the skin and minimising the risk of adverse reactions.

How laser tattoo removal works

Laser tattoo removal is the gold-standard method used to remove unwanted tattoos. It works by using high-intensity light pulses to break down the tattoo ink particles within the skin. Here’s a general overview of how the process works:

  1. Consultation: The first step is come in for a consultation. We will assess your tattoo, evaluate your skin type, and discuss the expected outcomes.
  2. Preparation: Before the laser treatment, our dermal therapist will clean the tattooed area and apply a topical numbing cream to minimise discomfort. We might also provide you with protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light.
  3. Laser treatment: During the procedure, the dermal therapist will use a handheld laser device that emits intense bursts of light in specific wavelengths. The laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink pigment while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin.
  4. Ink absorption: The tattoo ink particles selectively absorb the laser energy, heating up and breaking into smaller fragments. Different colors of tattoo ink respond to different wavelengths of laser light. Therefore, we adjust the wavelength settings as required to target various colours effectively.
  5. Immune system response: After the laser breaks down the ink particles, the body’s immune system recognises them as foreign substances and begins to eliminate them naturally. Over time, the fragmented ink particles are carried away by the lymphatic system and expelled from the body.
  6. Multiple sessions: Complete tattoo removal typically requires multiple laser sessions, usually spaced several months apart. The number of sessions depends on various factors, including the size and complexity of the tattoo, the ink colors, and individual skin characteristics.
  7. Aftercare: We will provide you with post-treatment instructions, which may include applying antibiotic ointment, keeping the area clean, avoiding sun exposure, and avoiding certain activities that could irritate the skin.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of laser tattoo removal can vary depending on factors such as tattoo size, ink colors, tattoo depth, skin type, and individual response. Some tattoos may fade significantly or be fully removed, while others may only show partial improvement. Feel free to come in and chat with us to determine the feasibility and expected outcomes of tattoo removal in your specific case.

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Frequently asked questions      

How many sessions are typically required?

The number of sessions required for complete tattoo removal depends on various factors, including the size, color, and depth of the tattoo, as well as individual skin characteristics. Generally, it can take anywhere from 6 to 10 sessions or more to completely remove a tattoo. Sessions are usually spaced several months apart to allow the body to eliminate the fragmented ink particles.

Which laser do you use?

We use the Revlite laser.

Does it hurt?

We apply topical numbing cream before your treatment to increase comfort, but it does hurt. On the upside the treatment is very quick.

Can you remove all tattoos?

Certain tattoo ink colours respond better to laser treatment than others. Black, dark blue, and red pigments typically respond well to laser removal. Green, light blue, yellow, and fluorescent colours are more challenging to remove and may require additional sessions.

Can laser tattoo removal cause scarring?

When performed by a skilled professional, the risk of scarring is minimal. However, there is always a small possibility of scarring, particularly if the treated area becomes infected or if proper aftercare instructions are not followed. It’s crucial to choose a reputable clinic with experience in tattoo removal to minimise the risk of scarring.

Our treating doctor, Dr Tom Parmakellis started removing tattoos in the first laser tattoo removal clinic in Bondi Junction in 1991, so you will be in safe hands with us.

How long does it take the tattoo to fade after each session?

Following a laser treatment session, the tattoo may appear faded or lighter due to the breakdown of ink particles. However, the full results of each session may not be immediately visible as the body needs time to eliminate the fragmented ink. It’s common to see progressive fading over the weeks following treatment.

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Pricing

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Consultation

A face-to-face initial consultation with a LookFresh specialist. This fee is credited toward the cost of your treatment plan.

$80

Small

Removal of a small tattoo the size of a matchbox.

$150/session

Medium

Removal of a small tattoo the size of a cigarette pack.

$250/session

Large

Removal of a large tattoo the size of A4 Foolscap.

$550/session

Before and after Laser tattoo removal.

Removal process

Please note not full result.

Removal process

Please note not full result.

Removal process

Please note not full result.