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Tattoo Removal

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If you’re suffering from tattoo regret? you’ll be pleased to know there are safe and reliable options for tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal permits the removal of most tattoo inks and at Brisbane Skin we deliver a comfortable and unique laser tattoo removal experience.

Book a Complimentary Tattoo Removal Consultation  with one of our Dermal Therapists to discuss your options – our experienced team will advise the best approach.

How Does It Work?

  1. Laser light is absorbed by tattoo ink without harming the skin, targeting the ink effectively.
  2. High-intensity photoacoustic waves break up melanin pigment safely.
  3. The body’s immune system flushes out pigment particles, resulting in clearer skin.

Cutera Enlighten Laser

Cutera’s Enlighten Laser has emerged as the premier solution for laser tattoo removal, with the power to clear all ink colors, variable ink particle sizes, and densities in fewer treatments.

Expected Results

While significant results are often seen in one session, predicting the extent of tattoo removal is challenging due to various factors like type, depth, and ink colour. “Over-tattooing,” where new ink covers old, may require additional laser treatments due to increased ink volume. Sessions are typically spaced four to six weeks apart, considering factors such as skin type, location, and ink amount.

Limited Offer: Complimentary Consultation includes 1 Tattoo Removal Session*

Book a Complimentary Consultation with a Dermal Therapist

*Terms & Conditions

Tattoo can be no larger than 15cmx15cm, black ink only, and with no previous laser treatment administered. Not all patients are suitable candidates for tattoo removal, your suitability will be assessed prior to commencement. Offer valid until 30th April 2024 (extended).
Disclosure: Multiple treatments will be necessary to achieve desired results. No guarantee, warranty or assurance can be made as to the results that may be obtained. Complete tattoo removal is not always possible as tattoos were meant to be permanent.

About Laser Tattoo Removal

How many sessions and how much time between treatments?

The number of sessions required is as individual as your tattoo. Determining the number of sessions required depends on type of ink, colour, thickness and location of ink.

  • Black is the easiest colour to remove followed by red.
  • Unique colours like yellow, green, purple and pink require additional treatments and are a little harder to remove.
  • Tattoos on the upper body require fewer sessions compared to tattoos located on the lower limbs.
  • Tattoo removal relies on lymphatic draining to help with tattoo ink being removed from the body which is why upper body tattoos remove more easily.
  • Your skin colour is also an important aspect of how many sessions will be required – fairer skin types on average require fewer treatments. This is due that darker skin types cannot be treated with higher energies due the higher risk of scarring.
  • Tattoos that are newer respond better than older tattoos. In time tattoos fade as the ink moves to deeper layers in the skin making it harder to treat.

On average treatments can vary between 12-16 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart.

Does it hurt?

At Brisbane Skin we take patient comfort very seriously. We utilise numerous techniques to ensure our patients are comfortable. Topical anaesthetic can be applied one hour prior to treatment and we also ice the tattoo prior to treatment commencement. This machine also blows continuous cold air on the treatment area to help with any discomfort.

What does it look like afterwards?

Immediately following the treatment, frosting will be noted. This can persist for 1-12 hours post treatment, it may also be accompanied by swelling. Once the swelling and frosting has resolved the tattoo may remain pink/red for up to 1 week. Following this the tattoo will commence to fade.

Which laser do we use?

Here at Brisbane Skin we utilise the latest Cutera Enlighten Pico Laser. The Cutera Enlighten, which uses picotechnology, and nonsecond technology to safely delivers three laser light wavelengths (532, 670 and 1064) to target all tattoo colours and depths. Pico and nono second technology has the ability to halve the number of tattoo removal treatments that you would normally require. It also reduces scarring and provides a safer, more comfortable tattoo removal experience overall.

Who does the treatment?

At Brisbane Skin, all of our laser practitioners have had extensive laser experience, and are registered with Queensland Radiation.

Can I have another tattoo over the top?

You can have a further tattoo ink over the top of a faded tattoo. We advise that you liaise with your tattoo artist to determine at what point it can be covered. Usually it is less treatments for another tattoo applied over the top however this varies on the original ink and the new tattoo design.

Laser Tattoo Removal Process


Skin is prepped for treatment.

Laser tattoo removal with Cutera Enlighten or Q-Switch Laser.


Skin appearance immediately following treatment.

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