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Professional Laser Tattoo Removal with Medical-Grade Lasers

Australian Laser & Skin Clinics offer medical-grade Q switch Laser Tattoo Removal in Melbourne. We have invested in the latest technology – Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser machines – to ensure our clients see effective results in a safe and relatively pain-free manner.

What is a Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser?

We use a medical-grade laser known as a Q-Switched Alexandrite, the best laser for Tattoo Removal. Named for the crystal that focuses the light, this laser uses Q-Switching to create a high intensity beam in very short pulses. As a result, it can produce a very precise light on a specific wavelength that can be focused to approx. 0.1 millimetre – as small as a tattoo particle – for precise removal of ink from the dermis. This light breaks down the ink particles and they are then removed by the immune system in a natural process.

The Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser is approved by the American FDA and widely considered the ‘standard of care’ throughout the professional tattoo removal industry.

How Laser Tattoo Removal works

Unlike previous methods that involved painful dermabrasion (scraping off the top layer of skin), cryosurgery (freezing the skin then peeling away layers of the tattoo) or excision (cutting the tattoo out), the process is completely non-abrasive and won’t cause scarring.

Our medical-grade laser machine works by producing short pulses of intense light that target the tattoo. These pulses pass straight through to the pigment, leaving the top layers of skin unharmed. When the light is absorbed, the ink molecules are broken down, allowing them to fragment into small particles and be absorbed into the bloodstream. The body then safely and naturally flushes these out of your system, causing the ink to disappear.

The procedure has been proven to be both safe and effective, with researchers having determined which wavelengths of light are most effective at removing ink without damaging surrounding skin. Furthermore, our treatment is available at an affordable cost.

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Tattoos are an increasingly popular method of body art, so it’s no surprise that a sizeable percentage of the world’s population is adorned with ink. Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures and can represent a number of meanings for the owner of the tattoo, including having religious, spiritual, and artistic implications. Unfortunately, there are some who later regret their body art. What seemed like a good idea at the time can cause major problems later in life, including psychological distress. For others, it can result in difficulty in securing employment or going for a promotion.

Many have lived with these regretted tattoos, wrongly believing them to be permanent. Fortunately, there’s an effective solution available, allowing tattoos to be safely faded and removed using the latest in medical-grade laser technology. Australian Laser & Skin Clinic in Melbourne specialise in professional laser tattoo removal in Melbourne, providing an affordable and safe procedure that effectively reduces the appearance of unwanted tattoos.

The removal of a tattoo needn’t be complicated. We make the process as simple as possible, offering a free initial consultation, where we’ll assess your suitability for the procedure and supply you with the cost and pricing packages.

Call the Australian Laser & Skin Clinic in Melbourne today to book in your complimentary consultation, where you’ll receive a tailored quote and relevant advice from a registered nurse or medically trained clinician.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t creams or lotions work?

The ink in a tattoo is injected into the second layer of your skin, where it cannot easily be penetrated. This means that creams claiming to remove the tattoo are not strong enough to remove the ink. Our laser method is the only effective way to break down ink and minimise the appearance of tattoos.

Can all tattoos be removed?

While the majority of tattoos can be successfully removed or their appearance lessened, there are a small percent that may not respond to lasers. Our medical-grade lasers have the ability to remove ink containing black, red, yellow and green inks; however, removal of ink colours including pink and blue may not be as effective. We can advise you on your suitability and determine if your tattoo is eligible for removal during our initial consultation.

What type of laser is used?

All of our clinics in Melbourne utilise Q-Switched laser machines, which can be safely used anywhere on the face and body and so are the best machines available to do the job. With these medical-grade lasers, professional and amateur tattoos can be removed by our medically trained clinicians, with cosmetic removal performed by a registered nurse.

Many clinics use a much cheaper, less efficient machine. Our Q-Switched laser is much safer and provides more reliable results at an affordable cost.

How many treatments will I need?

Most of our clients undertake an average of six to twelve treatments to achieve optimal results. While some fading may be apparent after only several sessions, more treatments are recommended to reach 80% removal of the unwanted tattoo. Factors that contribute to how many treatments are required and if they will be effective include:

  • The layering of tattoos
  • The type of ink used
  • The presence of particular colours in the tattoo that do not respond well to removal, such as pinks, purples and light blues
  • If the tattoo is new, it retains a large amount of ink

We will be able to estimate the number of laser tattoo removal treatments you require during our free initial consultation, as well as the cost for your specific case.

How often can I have a treatment?

Treatments may be performed approximately 6 to 8 weeks apart, giving the area sufficient time to heal between sessions. This minimises the chances of scarring and other complications.

Does it hurt?

While medical-grade Q-Switched laser treatments can cause slight discomfort, this is usually only minor, and is a similar sensation to a rubber band snapping on your skin. At the Australian Laser & Skin Clinic in Melbourne, we care about providing the utmost comfort, which is why we offer an efficient numbing cream that helps to reduce the sensation. We also utilise a specialised cooling machine to ensure the experience is as efficient and pain-free as possible.

Are there any side effects of Laser Tattoo Removal?

Some side effects are possible with laser tattoo removal, though these are usually minor and do not last long. The most common of side effects for medical-grade Q-Switched  lasers include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Very minor blistering

These temporary side effects generally last less than a week, and are closely monitored by our team of medically trained clinicians and registered nurses.

Can the area be re-tattooed?

Absolutely, once the treated area has fully healed, it’s perfectly fine for the skin to be re-tattooed.

What does laser tattoo removal cost?

We offer a free initial consultation, where we’ll provide you with an estimated quote for complete treatment. Professional Tattoo Removal is more affordable than you’d think, with prices starting from just $39 per session. As tattoos differ in size and complexity, laser tattoo removal cost can vary depending on your circumstances.

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  • The area must not receive any sun exposure for a minimum of one month prior to treatment. Following treatment, an SPF30 or greater sunscreen must be used daily to protect the treated area.
  • Avoid any form of tanning throughout your treatment. This includes accidental sun exposure, fake tans, colour building moisturisers and the use of solariums.
  • If there is hair where the tattoo is located, please ensure you shave the treatment area the day prior to treatment.
  • Immediately after your tattoo has been removed, you should rest and alleviate the treated area.
  • Use cool packs and/or soothing gel for comfort and to reduce swelling.
  • Wash area gently every day (do not scrub). After 24 hours, apply a paraffin type product to keep crusty areas moist.
  • Do not pick or scratch any crusting that may be present, as this will dramatically increase the risk of infection and/or scarring.
  • Until the redness and crusting has healed, avoid the use of scented lotions, soaps or creams containing AHAs
  • Avoid excessive scrubbing and shaving
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools or spas
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