Guide to Tattoo Removal

Erasing the Past: A Comprehensive Guide to Tattoo Removal

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years as a form of self-expression and art. However, sometimes people may regret their tattoos due to various reasons such as career prospects or personal preferences. In such cases, tattoo removal has become a viable option. One of the most common ways to remove tattoos is by using laser technology.

In this article, we will discuss how LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics use pico and Nd:YAG laser to remove tattoos.

How Do Lasers Remove Tattoos?

LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics is a renowned laser clinic that provides a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including tattoo removal. They have state-of-the-art equipment, including pico and Nd:YAG laser machines, that are used for tattoo removal.

Pico laser is an advanced laser technology that uses ultra-short pulses to break down tattoo ink particles into smaller fragments, making it easier for the body to remove them naturally. This technology is particularly effective in removing stubborn and multi-coloured tattoos that are challenging to remove using traditional laser technology. Nd yag laser, on the other hand, uses a longer wavelength that targets the darker pigments in the tattoo ink.

The tattoo removal process at LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics begins with an initial consultation with a certified laser technician. During the consultation, the technician will assess the tattoo, its size, colour, and depth, and provide a personalised treatment plan. They will also inform the patient about the number of sessions required to achieve the desired results and the estimated cost.

The Tattoo Removal Treatment Process

On the day of the treatment, the patient is advised to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and any topical products on the tattooed area. The technician may apply a numbing cream or local anaesthesia to minimise any discomfort during the procedure. We may also use ice pack numbing to improve comfort levels.

During the treatment, the technician will use the pico or Nd:YAG laser machine to target the tattoo ink particles. The laser emits energy in the form of short pulses that are absorbed by the tattoo ink, causing it to break down into smaller fragments. The body's immune system then eliminates these particles naturally over time. The laser's energy also stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to improve the skin's texture and reduce scarring.

The duration of each treatment session varies depending on the size, colour, and depth of the tattoo. Small tattoos can take as little as 5 minutes, while larger tattoos may require several sessions lasting up to 20 minutes. The technician will adjust the laser settings to ensure that the patient experiences minimal discomfort and the best possible results.

Guide to Tattoo Removal

After the treatment, the technician will apply a cooling gel or ice pack to soothe the treated area. The patient is advised to avoid sun exposure, swimming, and hot tubs for at least 7 days after the treatment. They should also keep the treated area clean and dry and avoid scratching or picking at it. The technician will provide detailed aftercare instructions and follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results.

How Many Sessions Are Required?

The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo depends on several factors, such as the size, colour, and depth of the tattoo, the location on the body, and the patient's skin type. Darker tattoos or those with multiple colours may require more sessions than single-colour tattoos. Typically, patients require eight to twelve sessions, spaced four weeks apart, to achieve complete tattoo removal.

The cost of tattoo removal at LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics varies depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo, the number of sessions required, and the patient's location. Generally, smaller tattoos cost less than larger tattoos, and multi-coloured tattoos cost more than single-colour tattoos. The clinic offers several options to make the treatment more affordable for patients.

Final Thoughts

Tattoo removal using pico and Nd:YAG laser technology at LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. The clinic's state-of-the-art equipment, Radiation Queensland certified laser technicians, and personalised treatment plans ensure that patients receive the best possible care and achieve optimal results.

With the use of pico and Nd:YAG lasers, even stubborn and multi-coloured tattoos can be effectively removed in a relatively short amount of time. In addition to this, Co2 resurfacing lasers are also used for patients who may require any additional clearance with light coloured tattoos. The treatment is minimally invasive, and patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

Overall, LLC Cosmetic Laser Clinics is a reliable and reputable clinic for those looking for a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos.

Please call us today for a consultation on 07 3092 1378 or leave an enquiry.


Medically Reviewed by

Dr Diana

Dr Diana

I'm Dr. Diana, a PhD holder with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermal Science, specializing in advanced laser and medical physics. As the founder of LLC Cosmetic, my mission is to help everyone reach their aesthetic potential. I'm deeply passionate about the art of dermatology and committed to delivering cutting-edge, effective care. At LLC Cosmetic, we're redefining the beauty of healthy skin.