FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tattoo Removal

HOW PAINFUL IS THE REMOVAL PROCESS?

This is definitely one of our most asked questions and hey, we aren’t surprised- no one likes pain.

We aren’t going to lie, tattoo removal isn’t a walk in the park. We’ve had it done. Yes, there’s some pain. But, many measure the pain equally to getting a tattoo – which you already know all about.

The good news is that tattoo removal treatments are lightyears faster than getting a tattoo, so the pain is short lived.

We  want the process to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible so we use the Koolio – Air Cooling System which dramatically reduces the unpleasant heat associated with tattoo removal by expelling a continuous cold flow of air straight onto the treatment area … which we think is pretty darn cool (pardon the pun).

You’ll be fine, and if you need added pain management like a numbing agent, we will discuss this at your first consultation. There’s options for everyone.

CAN ALL TATTOO COLOURS BE REMOVED?

Yes, Ink Anxiety can treat and in most cases eliminate all tattoo colours. in saying that, some colours are easier to remove than others, so whilst dark inks such as black, blue and red respond more quickly, other colours can be a little bit stubborn. But not too worry, we attack these stubborn inks with our Ruby Laser which delivers a true 694 wavelength ensuring that all tattoos are no match for the Quanta Q Plus C -Evo.

Yes, Ink Anxiety can treat and in most cases eliminate all tattoo colours. in saying that, some colours are easier to remove than others, so whilst dark inks such as black, blue and red respond more quickly, other colours can be a little bit stubborn. But not too worry, we attack these stubborn inks with our Ruby Laser which delivers a true 694 wavelength ensuring that all tattoos are no match for the Quanta Q Plus C -Evo.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of treatments required is determined based on the size, ink colour and depth of your tattoo. Your general health and well being will also play a role in how well your body responds to treatment and can therefore increase or decrease the number of treatments you require.

Removal of professional tattoos generally takes between 5 and 10 treatments whilst amateur tattoos can take between 1 to 3 treatments using the Quanta system.

A thorough treatment plan will be discussed with you at your first consultation.

HOW MUCH WILL MY TREATMENT COST?

Our treatments start at $80 with prices based on the size, colour and number of treatments required. Full cost of treatment will be outlined with your treatment plan at your FREE consultation.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?

We are serious about tattoo removal, and as a result we have some treatment requirements that not only keep you safe, but allow you to get the most from your treatment;

   We require you to be well rested and in good health prior to treatment. We will not treat people that are drunk, on drugs or have been out all night partying. Being well hydrated before treatment is also advised.

   If you currently have this years hottest tan, congrats! But, we wont be able to treat you. Over exposure to UV light can effect the treatment area so this is a big no for us. This includes the use of fake tan.

   We are unable to treat you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there is no solid evidence that laser tattoo removal has ever been harmful to babies, we would rather err on the side of caution.

   We are unablebe to treat you if the treatment area is subject to open wounds, abnormal scarring or dermatological skin conditions such as eczema, keloid scarring or psoriasis.

   If you are taking any medication that may increase your skins sensitivity to light (like the popular drug Roaccataine; used to treat Acne), you cannot undergo laser treatment. You must allow a minimum of 6 months post medication prior to commencing laser tattoo removal (to be confirmed with your doctor or specialist).

WILL MY TATTOO BE COMPLETELY REMOVED?

In most cases, 100% removal is achievable. Complete transparency through the removal process is very important to us so the likely level of removal that can be achieved will be discussed in detail at your free consultation.

CAN THE AREA BE TATTOOED AGAIN? CAN ONLY SPECIFIC AREAS BE TREATED?

Absolutely! Many clients opt to have their unwanted tattoos lightened in preparation for a cover-up. This can prove to be more cost effective and we are more than happy to amend your treatment to accommodate this.

Our lasers are extremely accurate which is why we can also remove a specific section of an existing tattoo without treating the surrounding ink.

WILL IT SCAR?

Having been scarred ourselves by inexperienced staff and dodgy machines, we know how important it is to provide a safe and effective service. We’re pretty darn passionate about this!

This has been achieved through our intense search for the best machine for the job.

Our choice, the Quanta Q Plus-C EVO is an authentic one pulse system which fires at just 6 nanoseconds. Many other machines require an increase in power and instead fire two pulses of 12 nanoseconds to achieve the same result. This is too much exposure to your skin and is likely to cause damage to the superficial layers resulting in you guessed it, unwanted scarring. Our Q-switch laser is the safest way to perform your tattoo removal treatment ensuring your precious skin returns to normal, we wouldn’t want it any other way. We say a big NO to scarring.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE PROCESS?

Aftercare is a vital part of the treatment process.

So here’s where you step in…

It is advised that you avoid prolonged sun exposure, overly hot showers, saunas, spas and intense physical activity for the first 24 hours especially.

Routine aftercare is typically required for 1-2 weeks post treatmet to reduce the chance of infection and maximize your results.

Detailed after care instructions will be provided to you following your first treatment with us.

We are in this together! Which is why we also give our clients the opportunity to connect with other Ink Anxiety members through an online community. This encourages clients to share their tattoo removal experiences and follow others who have shared similar emotions, worries and milestones through their tattoo removal journey. Your technician will also be contactable at anytime between treatments to answer any further questions that you may have.

WHY WE DON’T USE PICOSECOND LASERS (i.e. PICOSURE)?

Put simply, because we only want to provide you with the best service, technology and results. Read more about why we don’t use Picosure here.

Fractional ResurFACE®

HOW IS LASER FRATIONAL RESURFACING PERFORMED?

Fractional Resurfacing is a non-invasive laser treatment which penetrates deep into the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin causing a reaction that leads to collagen restructuring and production.

WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE AFTER TREATMENT?

Everyone’s skin is different so responses vary. You will experience redness of the treatment area for 2 – 5 days following treatment. We will take you through a detailed aftercare regime that will minimise any lasting impact to your skin.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Fractional laser resurfacing has some significant benefits when compared to traditional skin resurfacing. The procedure is far less ablative therefore resulting in less trauma to the skin. Treatment with the fractional laser is also safer minimising the risk of scarring, infection or pigmentation changes. Fractional treatment reduces sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines. Improves skin texture and evens skin tone and stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful skin. Recovery time is also reduced significantly so you will be back to it in no time.

IS FRACTIONAL RESURFACING PAINFUL?

You will experience minimal discomfort during treatment. We do however offer the option of a topical aesthetic prior to treatment if pain is of concern.

CAN I HAVE BOTOX AT THE SAME TIME AS LASER TREATMENT?

We will not treat anyone that has had botox injected less than 4 weeks prior to commencing laser treatment.

DO I NEED TO USE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS POST TREATMENT?

Aftercare is very important to us and must be followed correctly to achieve optimal results with no side effects. We stock Acacia Organics post laser cream specifically designed for post laser treatment for quicker healing and great results.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A minimum of three treatments is recommended spaced 4 weeks apart.

HOW MUCH WILL TREATMENT COST?

Our facial treatments are priced at $300 per session.

Please see our price list for more information.

If you have a tattoo you want gone, go and see the gorgeous Erin at Ink Anxiety.

Meg C

Very professional and friendly!

Jasmine V

It is a very clean and relaxed laser clinic highly recommended.

Cameron H

Love this place. Erin is fantastic. Highly recommend.

Cassie E

I highly recommend Erin & Ink Anxiety to anyone looking into getting their tattoo removed or lightened.

David G

Very professional and friendly great results Erin was amazing.

Rachael F

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