Cosmetic Tattoo Removal

Cosmetic Tattoo Removal

Cosmetic tattooing of eyebrows, eyeliner and lips may need to be removed for various reasons including incorrect colour, wrong shape or area, “smudging of ink” or allergy to the tattoo ink.

What are the unique risks when removing cosmetic tattoos?

  1. Colour changing of red, brown or white ink to a black/grey colour when starting laser treatment. This change of colour will persist until all of the ink is removed. This could be a particular problem for removing red lip tattoo, so for these cases we may use non- Q-switched lasers like carbon dioxide or erbium laser for the best results.
  2. Damage can occur if the eye is not properly protected. We ensure your eye is safe by the use of a metal globe shield during laser treatment.
  3. There can be a very slow response to laser treatment, especially if metallic oxide inks were used.
  4. Scarring risk is increased. The areas cosmetic tattoos are applied to are generally thinner skin and hence more prone to scarring.

How many treatments will it take?

The number of treatments cannot be predicted accurately as many factors affect the removal process such as the types of ink used, amount of ink deposited, depth of ink, scarring from tattooing, your skin type and your body’s immune response to the treatment.

For example, a simple black eyebrow tattoo may just need 2-4 sessions, yet if some brown pigment was added it could take 4-8 sessions or more.

Is the laser painful?

Most people will have a local anaesthetic applied to the area before the treatment, as it can be quite painful without.

Is there any downtime after laser treatment?

Yes, because of the areas cosmetic tattooing is done you can expect swelling, bruising and dark brown crusting to develop after the treatment. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to return to normal.

Who will do my laser treatment?

At Áda Aesthetic Medicine only experienced doctors will assess and complete all of your treatments. Our clinic does not employ nurses or “technicians” to do any laser treatments.

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The friendly team at āda aesthetic medicine looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at one of our clinics or enquire online.

Glebe Practice 02 9552 1442

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Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday9:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday9:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday9:00am to 8:00pm
    Thursday9:00am to 7:00pm
    Friday9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Consultations and select range of treatments in Wollongong.