Frequently Asked Questions
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Our Q–Plus EVO Laser uses ultra-quick pulses of light energy to target large ink particles trapped in your skins dermal layer. The ink absorbs the light energy and shatters into smaller fragments that are then naturally disposed of through your bodies lymphatic system, causing the unwonted tattoo to fade. This process is repeated several times until no ink is left in the skin. For a more detailed answer, visit our procedure overview page.
How many treatments will I need?
Virtually every tattoo removal will require multiple treatments. When a tattoo is applied, various layers of ink are in embedded into the skin. With each treatment, the laser targets the shallowest layer of ink and works its way down. Most clients need 5 to 10 treatments, while faded tattoos may only need 2 to 4 treatments. During your FREE consultation, our expert laser technician will assess your tattoo and approximate the number of treatments you and your unique tattoo will need based on a variety of factors:
- Tattoo age
- Tattoo size
- Ink colours
- Tattoo location
- Inc density
- Inc debt
- Pre-existing scarring
- Patient health
How long do I have to wait until my next treatment?
A minimum of 6 – 8 weeks is required between each treatment session. This waiting period is necessary to give your skin enough time to heal before undergoing another laser session. During those 6 – 8 weeks your bodies immune system will remove the shattered ink particles from your skin.
How much will it cost to remove my tattoo?
At Original Skin Laser Tattoo Removal we determine the cost of each treatment based on the size of your unwonted tattoo. Our prices are competitive and straightforward and designed to save you money. Visit our pricing page for more information for special discounts and treatment packages.
Does the laser tattoo removal hurt?
Laser tattoo removal is often compared to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. We have invested in the Zimmer Cryo-Cooling Device to help alleviate pain and provide maximum comfort before, during, and after your treatment. To learn more about this amazing skin numbing device visit our technology page.
Will I experienced any side-effects?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective method for treating and removing unwonted tattoos. The most common side-effect patients “may” experience are itchiness, redness, swelling, blistering, and scabbing. All of these side-effects are temporary and heal over the 6 to 8 week waiting period after a laser session. Patients should follow our after care instructions outside of our clinic to ensure best results for their skin.
Can you fade my tattoo or remove a specific portion of my tattoo?
Absolutely! At Original Skin Laser Tattoo Removal we specialise in all things Laser Tattoo Removal. Whether you wish to remove a specific detail of your tattoo while leaving the surrounding ink intact or want to fade your tattoo down in preparation for a cover-up tattoo, we can deliver. Feel free to ask our laser specialists more details on your desired results during your FREE consultation.