Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a consultation fee? No, we do not charge a consultation fee.How are tattoos removed? Q-Switched Yag lasers are used to target the pigment in tattoo ink that resides below the skins surface and fragment it. Your body’s natural immune system will then absorb, break down and dispose of the ink.
How much will laser tattoo removal cost? Tattoo removal starts at $100
Is laser tattoo removal painful? Each person perceives pain differently, so there is no definitive answer. There will be some mild discomfort that is often associated with a hot rubber band being snapped on the skin. Within minutes of the procedure being finished, most clients report little to no discomfort at all.
How many treatments are needed?
The age, location and quality of the tattoo and colours used, combined with your body’s ability to dispose of the ink will determine the total number of treatments needed. For complete tattoo removal, a minimum of 6-10 is recommended, for tattoos that will be covered up, a minimum of 3 is recommended. Homemade tattoos often required as little as 4 treatments to completely remove.
How long do I have to wait between treatments? Each person recovers differently, we generally suggest 4-6 weeks between treatments.
Will my tattoo be completely removed? In most cases, yes, however there are no regulations on tattoo ink and several hundred different colours, manufactures and formulas. Some colours may require more treatments to completely remove.
What if I only want to lighten my tattoo / get it covered?
Choosing to have your tattoo lightened prior to a cover up will result in a much better quality final tattoo, and is often suggested by tattoo artists. We can stop treatments when your tattoo artist is happy with the results and confident they can give you the tattoo you desire.
Will there be any scarring? The chances of scarring are very low, however it is possible if the aftercare instructions are not followed. There is a slight possibility of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation, which will be covered during your initial consultation. Preexisting scars present prior to laser tattoo removal will still be there after treatments, only the inks will be targeted and effected.
Can I have only part of my tattoo removed?
Yes. Often times there is a portion of a tattoo that you would like removed and / or covered, and we can target just those portions of your tattoo.
Will I see changes after each treatment? Because of the inconsistency in tattoo ink and each client being different, you may not see a change after each session, although most clients will see immediate change after the very first treatment. We photograph and record each tattoo prior to treatment so we can plot progress for you.
What should I do before my treatment? Wash and clean the skin, shave and avoid any lotions prior to treatment.
What’s involved with aftercare? Complete aftercare will be given at the time of removal, including a take home care sheet.