Laser Tattoo Removal Services and Cost
The Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers the Fotona QX MAX system for laser tattoo removal treatment in Sydney. The use of Q-Switched lasers for tattoo removal procedures has proven to be by far the safest and most effective method available today, due to the lack of disturbance to the tissue surrounding the ink pigment in the skin. Other methods used include salabrasion and dermabrasion (‘sanding’), injections, skin grafting, burning or the actual cutting out of the tattoo. However, these methods are invasive, painful, show a much greater risk of infection, and usually result in unsightly scarring. Moreover, their effectiveness is dramatically lower than that of the Fotona QX Max laser, making it the safest, most effective, and cost friendly choice for tattoo removal.
How do tattoo removal lasers work?
The Q-Switched Laser works on the principle of selective photothermolysis, delivering a selected wavelength of light in an extremely short period of time at a very high energy level. This allows for the energy to selectively target specific tattoo pigments with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissue, causing the tattoo pigment to shatter into smaller ink particles which can be removed by the body’s immune system over the space of several weeks.
What effect does ink colour have on the treatment?
The colour of your tattoo will play a large role in determining how easy it will be to remove. Dark colours such as black, blue and red are the easiest to remove. Lighter colours such as purple and orange will fade significantly whereas yellows and greens are the most difficult to treat and will require more treatments for significant fading.
How many treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?
The cost and number of laser tattoo removal treatments will depend on the amount, colour and type of tattoo ink, the depth of tattoo ink into the skin, location and the method of tattoo application. Professional tattoos may require ten or more treatments, while self-applied tattoos may fade after only a few procedures. For the cost conscious, laser tattoo removal prices will also vary according to each individual case. Tattoos located on the extremities, such as the fingers and ankles, generally taking the longest to clear. Each treatment will be spaced 5 – 9 weeks apart to allow for maximum clearance of the treated pigment.
What happens after laser tattoo removal treatment?
There may be some pinpoint bleeding with scab or blister formation. An antibiotic dressing must be applied daily until the area is healed. You may bathe normally but we do suggest you minimise vigorous activity for a few days to optimise healing after your laser tattoo removal procedure.
Laser Tattoo Removal Cost
Tattoo removal prices across Sydney are calculated by surface area and the type of procedure used. If you want multiple tattoos removed in the same session, simply calculate the total combined surface area for each treatment method to work out the cost. A calculation that can be used to provide quotation are as follows:
Fotona Q-Switch – $100 + $1 per square cm (per treatment)
EXELO2 CO2 Laser – $100 + $1 per square cm (per treatment)
Rough examples based on size:
Australian 20 cent piece = $110
Australian drivers licence = $150
1/2 A4 piece of paper = $315
A4 piece of paper = $730
*The prices above are indicative of a single treatment using only the Q-Switch Laser. Your tattoo removal cost may vary and final price will be provided during your consultation.