FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW PAINFUL IS THE REMOVAL PROCESS?
Pain is one of those things that are relevant to the person and varies between individuals. The good thing is, the removal process is a lot faster than getting the tattoo in the first place!
Depending on the size, you are probably looking at between 1-10 minutes per treatment. Yes, it really is that quick!
The integrated cooling machine used before, after and in conjunction with the laser, aids in dramatically reducing the unpleasant heat associated with laser removal.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST / HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Treatments are very cost effective, starting at as little as $90.00 per treatment.
Treatment plans will depend on a variety of things such as the size and placement of your tattoo, colours used and the age of the tattoo. We also consider your personal health and lifestyle. Lazer Erazer offers completely cost free, no obligation consults to new clients. This way, you’ll get the best idea of what YOU need.
WHAT LASER SYSTEMS DO YOU USE / CAN YOU REMOVE ALL COLOURS?
Here at Lazer Erazer we are so lucky to be wielding multiple weapons of choice with various bases of technology. Lazer Erazer can target the entire colour spectrum. While some colours are more difficult to remove than others, all coloured pigments can eventually be eliminated. Different laser wavelengths are required to target various colours, which is why it was so important to us to invest in various lasers. Multiple machines for multiple capabilities! You can read more about our laser machines here.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TATTOO BEFORE IT
CAN BE REMOVED?
A tattoo can undergo the removal process once it is completely healed. This time varies from 3-6 months and from person to person, best to organise a consultation if you are unsure.
WHEN CAN THE AREA BE LASERED OR TATTOOED AGAIN?
Whether you desire complete removal or are planning on a cover-up, we recommend waiting at least 12 weeks between appointments for happy healing. The option of a cover-up is very popular and a lot more cost-effective! We can also amend ink bleeds and improve your current design without removing the parts that you love.
HOW DOES LASER REMOVAL COMPARE TO OTHER FORMS
OF TATTOO REMOVAL?
Laser technology is the only scientifically proven non-invasive method that removes tattoos safely and effectively.
Laser has replaced a lot of other forms of removal methods, which have been shown to cause substantial tissue damage.
Salabrasion, dermabrasion and excision methods are outdated, dangerous and something you’d find on a Flintstones episode.
Although we respect the early methods and salute them for their bravery, they are unsophisticated and a thing of the past.
Please note - fade creams are topical agents and cannot physically target the pigments in the layer of the dermis necessary for removal. It’s a wonderful notion to think such a simple method exists, but unfortunately, this is not a reality we are yet living in.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE PROCEDURE?
Each client who receives laser will have a comprehensive aftercare plan tailored to suit their lifestyle and personal needs. Laser is a second-degree burn and will be treated as such! Lazer Erazer uses and supports chemical-free, vegan, earth-friendly aftercare agents that you can purchase in the studio. Lazer Erazer takes aftercare very seriously and encourages the right post-care for happy healing.
WILL IT SCAR?
Scarring and skin tissue damage are extremely rare but usually caused by the use of incorrect wavelengths or if the given aftercare instructions are not followed. During your consultation, a detailed removal plan is tailored to suit your skin type and prioritises happy healing for you. If love, time and patience are taken on your removal journey and home care, your skin will regenerate back to the state it was prior to treatment.
IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT MY LIFESTYLE THAT MIGHT AFFECT MY TREATMENT?
If any of the following apply, please reach out so we can advise before commencing your treatment.
Fake tan / solarium use or recent sun exposure
Breastfeeding / pregnancy