Specialized Tattoo Removal Melbourne Clinic at Your Service
To help Melbourne residents reap the benefits of modern laser tattoo removal techniques, Fresh Skin Canvas offers reliable tools and expertise. Our clinic is committed to following the best safety and hygiene standards for providing high-quality tattoo removal services in Melbourne.
Professional Laser Tattoo Removal with Medical-Grade Lasers
Our laser tattoo removal in Melbourne is provided by medical-grade lasers which remove tattoos by delivering specific wavelengths of light emitted through a laser into the skin.
Medical Grade Fotona QX MAX Laser or Fotona QX MAX Q-Switched Laser Technology
We offer one of the most advanced, laser tattoo removal technology available in Melbourne. Fotona QX MAX Q-Switched laser technology has the power to remove all pigmented lesions and tattoo colours. The technology is quite safe to use and is highly effective.
Laser Tattoo Removal Melbourne Working Principle
The laser light breaks up the ink particles which are embedded in the skin during the tattooing process. The defence mechanism of the body then naturally removes these particles from the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Type of Laser Is Used to Remove Tattoos?
For the purpose of tattoo removal in Melbourne we ce Medical Grade Fotona QX MAX laser system with the following wavelengths to choose from:urrently us
- 532 nm for red, tan, purple, orange pigments
- 1064 nm for black, brown, grey, yellow and dark blue pigments.
- 585 nm for sky blue pigments.
- 650 for green pigments.
What Is PicoSure Laser Technology?
PicoSure technology for tattoo removal in Melbourne is approved by the FDA and utilizes short bursts of energy for removal of tattoos. The Picosure laser is more effective on colours that are stubborn and require fewer treatments to achieve results.
What Are Dark Inks?
Dark inks are the darkest and most intense inks, which contain a number of ingredients like lead, chromium, nickel, iron oxides, titanium oxide, carbon black and ash. Glow in dark inks may also contain phosphorus.
Why Won’t Creams or Lotions Work for Tattoo Removal?
Creams and lotions used for laser tattoo removal are not very effective. Some of these chemicals are very harmful to the skin. When applied to the tattoo, the chemicals may cause some fading of the tattoo, but do not remove it completely.
I’m Not Good with Pain, Can I Use Numbing Cream for Tattoo Removal?
The numbing cream can significantly reduce the pain associated with laser tattoo removal. The side effects caused by the numbing cream must be discussed with a healthcare professional before application.
How Much Does It Hurt to Remove a Tattoo?
There is some level of pain associated with this procedure, but it is not excruciating. It can be compared with the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Will Tattoo Removal Leave a Scar?
Scarring remaining after a tattoo removal procedure is often the result of what is left over from the original tattoo application. It is quite uncommon for any scar to form after using the modern laser tattoo removal techniques.
How Long Will It Take for The Skin to Heal Completely?
It may take from one to three weeks to heal completely and during this time the skin may appear wounded. Proper aftercare is essential for the treatment to be successful.
What is the Pre-treatment for Laser Tattoo Removal?
When considering laser tattoo removal in Melbourne, the following precautions need to be taken beforehand:
- Avoiding exposure to the sun, waxing and chemical depilatories for two weeks prior to the appointment.
- The area to be treated must be kept clean.
- Photosensitizing medication, like Accutane, must be avoided for at least six months before and during the treatment.
- Pregnant women cannot undergo the procedure.
- Reporting the medical history, health status and personal activities to the healthcare professional.
What is the Post-Treatment for Laser Tattoo Removal?
All the tattoo removal patients in Melbourne need to pay attention to the following points:
- Frosting may occur after the treatment immediately.
- A cool compress may be applied to the area.
- The area must be handled delicately and trauma should be avoided for seven days.
- It is normal to take a bath, clean the area and pat dry it.
- An ointment and gauze pad can be applied, till the skin is healed.
- Physical activity must be avoided for two to seven days after the treatment and there should be no swimming until healing takes place.
- Sun must be avoided and skin exposed to the sun must be covered with a thick layer of sunscreen.
What Is the White Frost Like Covering That Appears During Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Rapid local heating of the skin pigment leads to plasma formation which causes the white frosting. It lasts for only 15 to 30 minutes, is perfectly normal and doesn’t appear much with subsequent treatments.
Can All Types of Tattoos Be Removed?
Most of the tattoos can be removed completely. The effectiveness of tattoo removal depends on the size, location, colour variations and individual healing ability.
Can the Area Be Re-Tattooed?
It is wise to wait for several months before getting the skin re-tattooed after tattoo removal. After the new tattoo is made on previously tattooed skin, it requires good aftercare.
How Long After Being Tattooed Can Removal Commence?
Waiting before removing the tattoo is required in almost all the cases. With the latest technology, tattoos as old as one week can be removed if the skin is intact over the tattoo.
How Many Treatments Will I Need for Tattoo Removal in Melbourne?
The average time required to remove a professionally applied tattoo is from nine to eighteen months. Six to ten sessions may be required which are six to eight weeks apart. Tattoo removal depends on factors like age of the tattoo, colour, density of the ink, location on the body, skin tone, scarring, tattoo layers, modifications and personal habits like smoking, drinking, etc.
Can I Have My First Treatment at My Consultation?
This usually depends on personal health status and the facilities available with the clinic. An initial consultation with the removal specialist is essential to schedule a treatment plan.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated with Laser Tattoo Removal?
There are some side effects associated with laser tattoo removal including:
- Hyper and Hypopigmentation
The side effects will eventually subside. Permanent side effects like scarring and pigmentation can be avoided with proper protocols and aftercare.
What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
The average price charged for laser tattoo removal in Melbourne varies from one clinic to another. Clinics may charge anywhere from $65 to $1,500 or more depending on the area of the skin treated.
If you have a tattoo and are considering removing it, then please consult us for top-class tattoo removal services in Melbourne. Call us today at 03 9481 7272.