Tattoo Removal

We are now pleased to provide Laser tattoo removal services to our clients. If you’re looking for a change, we can help. Maybe you regret getting your ex’s name on your arm, or you’ve now realised that your favourite band isn’t that good anymore. It could be that you aren’t satisfied with a tattoo any longer. Whatever you’re reasoning, we can accommodate you with minimal risk of scaring and discomfort.

A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on the body when pigment is inserted into the dermal layer of the skin through punctures in the skin’s top layer. Tattoos were meant to be permanent, so removing them until now was difficult.

There are many factors that influence the extent of tattoo removal such as the colours used, size, location and the individual’s ability to heal. Also, how the tattoo was applied and how long it has been in place are important. As there are many different colours used in tattoos some that are mixed by the artist themselves, complete removal may not be guaranteed. However, your laser professional will be able to inform you of this on your initial consultation.

How does it work?

Today many different colours are showing up in tattoos, creating quite a challenge when the tattoo is to be removed. The different wavelengths provided, allows more tools for treating these challenging colours. Red tattoo ink is very common in professional tattoos. The 532 nm wavelength is ideal for the removal of red coloured ink, which is typically resistant.

Laser removal works by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then easily removed by the body’s natural immune system. The long wavelength, short pulse duration and high peak power combine together to optimally destroy dark hromophores with a very low risk of permanent tissue damage.

If you’re wondering if the laser might remove normal skin pigment, don’t worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin.

What happens in the treatment session?

The treatment will start with the application of an anaesthetic cream on the tattoo. It is the removed and the laser session begins. Most sessions only take minutes but multiple treatments are required. Everyone is different and every tattoo is different and therefore, treatments can be anywhere from 5 to 15 treatments and 6 to 8 weeks in between. If the removal of the tattoo is to replace it with another, the number of treatments will be less than that to remove it completely.

What will I feel after?

Recovery time depends on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s capacity to heal. However immediately after the treatment, the skin will be red and feel like it has mild sunburn. This feeling goes away after a few hours. Over the next 5-7 days the site may then feel bruised if it rubs or gets bumped. After each session you should avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun.

It is very hard to judge the cost of any removals unless the professional Laser therapist has seen the size, depth and colour/s of the tattoo.


All treatments were 6 weeks apart.

Box 2 – After four treatments

Box 3 – After 8 treatments

Box 4 – After 12 treatments