How tattoo removal works is one of the most frequently asked questions we get at ERAZALASER Clinics along with the number of treatments required. We have answered the top most frequently asked questions below. Should your question not be answered here please contact us by email or phone Cairns 0403 490 787 or Townsville 0422 650 236.
ERAZALASER Clinics use the Q Switched lasers which remove the tattoo by breaking the ink into smaller particles which are then absorbed and expelled by your body’s immune system.
Why do I need a consultation first?
There are no two tattoos that are exactly alike and we understand that you may wish to carefully consider your decision to remove your unwanted ink. At your free consultation your technician will carefully assess your skin type, evaluate your tattoo and develop a specific plan for your removal which will be both effective and economical for you.
Does it matter what colours are in my tattoo?
Yes! Black and red inks respond more quickly to laser tattoo removal and require less treatment sessions than do the green, aqua and yellow ink colours.
How many laser sessions will I need?
There are a number of factors to be considered such as the age of the tattoo, the ink colour, placement of the tattoo and whether you are seeking complete removal or fading for a new tattoo. As a guide, professionally applied tattoos can take up to 10 treatments for complete removal, whereas a cover-up removal may only require 3 – 4 treatments.
How often do I have to come for my treatments?
As the laser works to break up the ink into smaller particles so that your body can absorb and expel the smaller ink particles, it depends on how quickly your body reacts. For most clients we schedule laser removal session in 6 weeks intervals. Your technician will discuss your individual plan with you at your initial consultation.
Can I get a new tattoo over the laser treated area?
Yes! Should you wish to have a new tattoo or just require a cover-up ERAZALASER Clinic will work with your tattooist to remove or fade only those areas necessary to get the best result for your new ink.
What will my tattoo look like after a laser session?
It is normal for the treated area to be slightly swollen and raised and you will see white frosting on the areas treated by the laser. You can also experience areas of pin-point bleeding however your technician will apply a cream and dressing to the treated area.
Does it damage the skin or cause scarring?
When treated by a skilled practitioner you should experience no visible scarring. Some clients may experience mild scarring despite best treatment practices and this can occur in less than 1 % of cases. Clients with darker skin and those prone to keloid scarring are at greater risk. Your technician will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
Is the procedure painful?
When done by a skilled technician the procedure is less painful than getting the tattoo. Our clients say that it is a bit like the sting of a rubber band. In overly sensitive areas you may use a numbing cream. Your specialist technician will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
ERAZALASER Clinics charge for laser tattoo removal based on the size of the tattoo, number of sessions required and whether you want complete removal or fading for a cover-up. Prices start from $115 for a small tattoo.
Do I need to take special care after my laser tattoo removal sessions?
It is very important that you strictly follow the advice of your practitioner after any laser treatment to ensure the procedure is effective and to reduce the risk of complications. ERAZALASER Clinics provide you with detailed instructions in our very informative Aftercare for Laser Tattoo Removal flyer.
Clients say: “Having had treatments at other clinics and having a treatment with Chris it is obvious he knows his stuff, from the consult to treatment and aftercare the level of service and knowledge is better than I have had before. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone. Thanks Chris”. Emma
Another Client said: “Comfortable settings, professional and friendly service and most importantly, good results!! Highly recommended” – Brad.
“Built this up in my head for far too long expecting a painful experience! I should have done this years’ ago!! Numit cream on thick an hour prior….no pain!! No aftermath either! Who knew!! Thanks James, awesome job!!” 5 Star Carly W
Hopefully we have explained how tattoo removal works and you feel confident that ERAZALASER Clinic can help you remove your unwanted ink.