Laser Tattoo Removal Sydney
Although a tattoo looks like a simple painting, it’s actually a series of ink deposits deep within the skin – designed to last forever. Early methods of laser tattoo removal carried a high risk of scarring, were painful and not very effective. The introduction of Q-Switched lasers greatly improved the process, allowing our physicians in our Sydney Clinic in Neutral Bay to eliminate most tattoos with a high degree of success and very low risk of scarring. The Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers that use PhotoAcoustic energy are the gold standard lasers for tattoo removal, with a strong history of efficacy worldwide.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser Tatto Removal works by targeting the tattoo with a very specific wavelength of light energy – in fact, a separate wavelength is needed for each ink colour. The popular Q-Switched lasers use PhotoAcoustic energy to gently penetrate the skin and target tattoo ink. The light energy gently vibrates and shatters the tattoo ink into micro-particles that are eventually eliminated through the body’s natural processes. Because the laser tattoo removal treatment delivers the energy in a very precise ‘beam’, physicians can trace the design without damaging the surrounding skin.
How many sessions for laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal requires several sessions. On average, professional tattoos need 6 to 15 treatments, while amateur tattoos need four to five treatments, spaced approximately four to eight weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the size of the tattoo, the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin. The location of the tattoo will also affect the clearance rate.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Prices can vary depending on the size, age of the tattoo and colour density. On average it could take anywhere between 5 – 15 sessions to effectively remove the tattoo. The team at The Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Clinic can provide you with an estimate of how many sessions your tattoo removal treatment at our Neutral Bay Clinic will take in your initial consultation.