Laser Tattoo Removal with Medical Grade Lasers
The RevLite Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser is the leading choice in this class of laser. The RevLite can significantly lighten or remove a wide variety of tattoo inks. The RevLite laser can remove professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal treatments result in a gradual fading which occurs over several weeks. The number of treatments required will vary as it depends on the age and location of the tattoo, colour and type of ink used.
Typically, most professional tattoos require 8 to 14 treatments to complete, while amateur tattoos require 4 to 5 treatments done approximately 6-8 weeks apart. Contact us for a personal tattoo removal consultation with our friendly and highly-experienced Adelaide clinic nurses.
Laser Tattoo Removal Prices
|3cm x 3cm (10cm2)||$80.00||$340.00||$600.00|
|5cm x 4cm (20cm2)||$120.00||$510.00||$840.00|
|5cm x 10cm (50cm2)||$150.00||$640.00||$1,050.00|
|10cm x 10cm (100cm2)||$200.00||$850.00||$1,400.00|
|15cm x 15cm (225cm2)||$300.00||$1,275.00||$2,100.00|
|20cm x 20cm (400 cm2)||$400.00||$1,700.00||$2,800.00|
Larger by consultation.
Payment plans are available.
More Information On Tattoo Removal Treatments
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5,000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos have had less than desirable results. The use of dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO² lasers have left scars in place of the tattoo. The advent of Q-Switched lasers has permitted the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring. The Revlite Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser is the leading option within this class. The RevLite can significantly lighten or remove a wide variety of tattoo inks.
The RevLite laser removes ink with the energy of light. A laser is a device, which is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light, which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the ink to break into tiny particles, which can then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The RevLite laser provides maximum removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
The RevLite laser can remove professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos.
On average, professional tattoos require 8-14 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, as well as the depth of the ink in the skin.
Dark (blue and black) and red inks will resolve the best. Oranges and purples usually fade as well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, with additional treatments needed to produce significant fading.
In the majority of cases, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is important to know that there are many, many types of tattoo inks in use worldwide, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible to predict the degree of removal.
The RevLite laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. The majority of patients do not require anaesthesia, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Anaesthesia creams are available if needed.
An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment.
Follow the post-procedure instructions provided to you. The treated area should be kept clean. A shower can be taken the next day, although care should be taken not to scrub the treated area. If a scab forms, it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it.
This will be discussed at the initial consultation at our Adelaide clinic. Treatment costs will vary depending on the size, colour and time required to treat the tattoo.
The government provides no Medicare rebate for laser tattoo removal and GST of 10% is applicable. The cost of the treatment is determined by the registered nurse at your consultation appointment. While a consult fee of $45 is applicable, it is waived if you have the treatment on the day.