Tattoos no longer need to be permanent. Laser Tattoo Removal effectively and safely hides mistakes from your past.

It’s no secret that the stigma surrounding tattoos has greatly faded and there’s been a surge in acquiring these permanent marks of body art. As we know, however, tastes change and tattoos are permanent. Maybe the artist wasn’t as amazing as you expected and you want your tattoo gone forever. It’s also very common for clients to desire to fade their old artwork for a cover up (re-tattooing).

At SKYN® we use the Spectra Lutronic Q-Switch Laser for Tattoo Removal. There’s a reason the Q-Switched is the most commonly used technique for tattoo removal – it’s minimally invasive, safe and effective. Lutronic explains that the laser used is engineered for performance, “The Spectra’s beam profile and power options ensure that the energy is delivered efficiently to maximize effect while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue” – You can read more about the science behind this here.

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Before & After Laser Tattoo Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Tattoo Removal with our Q switched laser is priced from $175 per session.

Total removal cost is determined by varying factors including the age of the tattoo, location, size and number of treatments required. Contact SKYN® today to book an obligation free consultation.

Products on the market such as fade creams might sound promising, but unfortunately, these are empty promises. Other procedures such as skin grafting or dermabrasion can be extremely painful and often result in scarring.

There’s a reason the Q-Switched is the most commonly used technique for tattoo removal – it’s minimally invasive, safe and effective.

The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal, with the least chance of scarring compared to other methods. The laser works by creating a short high energy light pulse, that is absorbed by tattoo ink, causing it to break down into tiny particles that are then absorbed by the body and naturally removed by the body’s lymphatic system.

Some colours are more stubborn than others and require varying wavelengths of light, the Q-Switch operates four varying wavelengths: 1064 nm, 532 nm, 585 nm, 650 nm. Some laser machines brag a single wavelength for all colours, however, this is ineffective. The Spectra by Lutronic uses multiple wavelengths, enabling it to reach a range of colours.

Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. Some clients liken the tattoo removal process to the feeling of rubber bands being rolled over the skin. It is not required, although if you are concerned about discomfort, local numbing agents such as topical anaesthetics can be used.

The number of treatments required will be specific to your tattoo removal wants. Some clients may require fading for a cover-up, while others are looking for complete removal.

Typically, tattoo removal takes 5-10 sessions performed at roughly 4-8 week intervals. This is, of course, a case by case basis. Factors such as the location of tattoo, colour, size and age all affect how many treatments you will need.

Tattoo removal results are case relevant and depend on size, colour and age of your tattoo. Not all tattoos can be completely removed – even after several sessions, however, all tattoos can be lightened.

The Kirby-Desai Scale can be used to estimate the number of sessions required for Laser Tattoo Removal.

The cumulative score (KirbyDesai score) is proposed to correlate with the number of treatment sessions required for satisfactory tattoo removal.

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All tattoos and colours can be treated, both amateur and professional. It is greatly dependant on varying factors, but as a guide, professional tattoos may require more treatments to achieve desired results. Colours that are more difficult to treat include white, yellow, red, green and blue. Cosmetic tattoos can also be treated but risks include incurring a darker colour change, however, Our Talent will assess your case and walk you through the risks involved.

After your treatment, it is normal to experience white discolouration, red or swollen skin. This disappears over time, along with your tattoo. You can expect skin tone to return to normal within 6-12 months of your last treatment.

Your doctor will provide you with information on what to expect, and aftercare procedures to minimise infection.

There are several factors to consider in determining the length of a laser tattoo removal treatment.

When treating large tattoos, it is often necessary to divide the tattoo into manageable sections so the treatment is tolerable and to account for the natural swelling as a result of the treatment. You also have to be able to manage the area afterwards and undertake the recommended aftercare without any problems so we take this into consideration.

Our standard treatment is 15 minutes (excluding numbing). We offer a complimentary consultation to go over these factors and give you an estimate.

Tattoos have been around since ancient times, but some generations have felt negative associations towards them. These associations have faded greatly and there has been a surge in popularity of tattoos, however this also means there’s been a surge in getting them removed. A recent study by Advanced Dermatology showed 78% of people suffered from tattoo regret. Don’t become a statistic, begin the removal process with SKYN® today.


“Spectra is clearly the laser of choice for tattoos. Hands down, it is the best laser system when it comes to tattoo removal.”


Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
Laser Skin Care of Louisiana, USA


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