Understanding the Process of Laser Tattoo Removal

Are you considering laser tattoo removal but unsure about the process? At Áda Aesthetic Medicine, we understand that removing a tattoo is a significant decision. We’re here to guide you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted tattoos. The process works by breaking down the ink particles in the skin using high-intensity light beams. Over time, the body naturally removes these fragmented particles, resulting in the gradual fading of the tattoo.

Factors Affecting the Number of Sessions

The number of sessions required for complete tattoo removal varies depending on several factors, including the size, colour, and age of the tattoo, as well as the type of ink used. On average, most tattoos require between 5 and 10 sessions for full removal, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal properly between treatments.

Consultation and Treatment Planning

During the initial consultation at Áda Aesthetic Medicine, one of our experienced doctors will assess your tattoo and skin type to determine the most suitable treatment plan for you. They will explain the process in detail, including the expected number of sessions, potential side effects, and aftercare instructions.

The Treatment Process

On the day of your treatment, a local anaesthetic may be applied to the area to minimise discomfort. The laser will be passed over the tattoo, delivering short pulses of light to break down the ink particles. You may experience some discomfort during the procedure, often described as a snapping sensation on the skin.

Aftercare and Recovery

After the treatment, you may notice redness, swelling, and blistering in the treated area. These are normal side effects and should subside within a few days. It’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor to ensure proper healing and minimise the risk of complications.

Managing Expectations

It’s important to note that complete tattoo removal is not always possible, and some tattoos may only fade partially. Factors such as the depth of the tattoo, the type of ink used, and skin type can affect the outcome of the treatment. Your doctor will discuss realistic expectations with you during your consultation.

Our Approach at Áda Aesthetic Medicine

At Áda Aesthetic Medicine, we use state-of-the-art laser technology to ensure safe and effective tattoo removal. Our experienced doctors are committed to providing you with the best possible care and achieving the desired results.

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. With the right treatment plan and proper care, you can say goodbye to your unwanted tattoo and restore your skin to its normal, healthy appearance.

Make an Enquiry

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

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Tuesday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Friday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Saturday9:30am to 3:30pm

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

Dr Peter Muzikants only travels to Wollongong twice a month and takes consultations there on Thursdays. If you'd like to request a consultation in Wollongong, please ensure you select the right location when enquiring.