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  • Why choose Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal?

  • How many tattoo removal sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?

  • What is the cost of laser tattoo removal?

  • How much does tattoo removal hurt?

  • What does tattoo removal feel like?

  • Can I use Numbing Cream for Tattoo Removal?

  • Is tattoo removal safe?


  • Can tattoo removal cause scarring?

  • Is tattoo removal effective? Does tattoo removal remove tattoos completely?

  • Can I get a tattoo over skin I've had laser treatments on?

  • Tattoo removal vs cover up

  • How soon after getting a new tattoo can I get it removed?

  • Saline tattoo removal vs laser tattoo removal

  • What tattoo removal laser does Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal use?

  • Do you treat all skin types?

  • Can I bring a friend, partner or my kids with me?

  • Do you provide tattoo removal training?




Why choose Clean Skin?

WE UNDERSTAND HOW TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS, we operate with our number 1 core value of INTEGRITY at all times and we can relate to your predicament having had many tattoos of our own removed. We provide safe and quick tattoo removal with continuous results and we are a QLD Radiation Health Licensed Operator and our Laser and Clinic are also QLD Radiation Health Certified.

How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?

Before we get into answering how many treatments are required to remove your tattoo, we do things a little different to avoid setting unrealistic expectations. We’re going to provide you with some broad information to give you an understanding of what to expect.


From our experience we’ve found it’s close to impossible to put a number on how many treatments a tattoo requires to achieve complete removal as each individual tattoo is 100% unique, there’s no “one size fits all” answer to the question and it can sometimes be a bit of a “how long’s a piece of string” type question. There’s a long list of factors which effect how well ink is removed from the particular area of the body with one of the biggest being how efficient the clients immune & lymphatic system are or put simply, the clients general health.


Because of these factors and not knowing which factors apply to each tattoo (sometimes until a number of treatments in) it makes it very difficult to predict a particular number of treatments.


Results of a study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology revealed that complete removal of all tattoos in a 100 patient/client study group was achieved in the range of 3 to 20 treatments.


If you’d like to read more on the study CLICK HERE!


What is the cost of laser tattoo removal?

We pride ourselves on providing affordable tattoo removal and believe we are one of the most competitively priced clinics in Brisbane. Tattoo removal prices are based predominantly on the size of the tattoo. If you have a number of tattoos you want removed at the same appointment we can “package” them together or offer an hourly rate to keep process as economical as possible. If you'd like a quick quote to get your tattoos removed hit THIS LINK to fill out our Quick Quote form.


How much does tattoo removal hurt?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance so we can't give an exact answer. What makes the process tolerable is that tattoo removal is fast, significantly faster than getting the tattoo.

What does tattoo removal feel like?

"Tattoo removal feels like getting flicked by a big rubber band" is the response we commonly hear from our clients and we 100% agree with this statement.

Can I use numbing cream for tattoo removal?

Yes you can, although effectiveness of numbing creams vary from client to client. Numbing creams can be purchased from a pharmacy and applied before treatment as directed by your Pharmacist.

Is tattoo removal safe?

Tattoo removal IS safe but like any treatment performed using a laser there are risks involved. Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal have taken every precaution possible and have implemented multiple control measures to ensure the highest levels of safety during treatments.


The short answer, NO! There hasn't been enough research done to determine whether laser tattoo removal is or isn't harmful to unborn babies.

Can tattoo removal cause scarring?

Being shot with a laser involves a lot of heat being absorbed by the skin, this heat can sometimes cause blistering. If these blisters aren’t cared for properly they can burst and become infected. This is the most common was any type of scar tissue would develop from tattoo removal treatments. Obviously if scar tissue developed during the healing process of the tattoo (which is super common) this scar tissue will remain once the ink is gone. At Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal there are no unnecessary short cuts taken to get your tattoo removed quickly at the expense of your body.


Is tattoo removal effective? Does tattoo removal remove tattoos completely?

Yes it is and yes it does, but how many treatments it takes to achieve varies from client to client and in most cases tattoo to tattoo on the same client. We've achieved many complete tattoo removals which you can see on either our Instagram or Facebook pages.

Can I get a tattoo over skin I've had laser treatments on?

YES!  Tattoos can be completely removed or lightened to be tattooed over.

Tattoo removal vs cover up

We too often see clients who got a cover up tattoo over an unwanted tattoo. Usually the original tattoo is very small with the cover up being significantly bigger and usually really dark to cover the original tattoo. If we're ever asked "Should I get tattoo removal or a cover up?" our response is ALWAYS - BOTH! We always recommend getting a tattoo you'd like covered up lightened first as this then allows you many more options for the cover up tattoo.

How soon after getting a new tattoo can I get it removed?

Before laser tattoo removal can begin the tattoo has to be 100% healed (healing takes between 8 to 12 weeks). Starting laser tattoo removal too soon can lead to scarring and skin pigmentation issues.

Saline tattoo removal vs laser tattoo removal

Saline tattoo removal is often used for the removal of cosmetic tattoos like eyebrows. We have a strong relationship with an extremely reputable eyebrow technician who is actually also one of our clients who has told us saline tattoo removal is only successful on very shallow ink and its very hard to know just how deep ink is. Therefore tattoo removal of eyebrows is far more successful with a laser rather than saline solution. Typically it takes 2-3 treatments to remove eyebrow tattoos.

What tattoo removal laser does Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal use?

The machine is called a "Clinical Lucas Plus" which is a Q-Switched Laser with a high powered 2 wavelength Nd:YAG Q-Switched system. If you would like more information on this Laser please click the link below.

Check out the Clinical Lucas Plus Laser

Do you treat all skin types?

In reference to the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale, we treat skin types 1 to 4. Treatment of skin types 5 and 6 is very unpredictable with the risk of Keloid Scarring, Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation significantly increased therefore we do not treat skin type 5 or 6. You can find more information on the Fitzpatrick Scale here:

Can I bring a friend, partner or my kids with me?

Although our clinic can accommodate our laser operator(s) and the person to be treated plus 1 other person to be present during treatment due to the current COVID 19 restrictions we can no longer have anyone else in the clinic besides the laser operator(s) and client being treated at any one time. We have an outdoor waiting area for any additional company but during treatment this area is unsupervised and therefore may not be suitable for children.

Do you provide tattoo removal training?

Yes we do! Once you have completed the required competencies and have obtained your Queensland Radiation Health Trainee Use License you can then start your 100 hours of practical training under the supervision of our Radiation Safety Officer. If you would like to learn more go to our Training page!


·         Tattoo removal and sun exposure do not mix! Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and tanning creams for 4 weeks before treatment and refrain from using these products and exposing your tattoo to the sun throughout the course of your treatments.

·         During consultation please inform Laser Operator if you are taking any of the listed medications prior to treatment to reduce any risk of photosensitivity.


·         If you are having treatment on an area that has body hair, you may shave the area 2-3 days prior to treatment. This is optional because this laser does not remove hair but do note that if unshaven, the hair will turn white during treatment due to the absorption of the pigment in the hair but will return to its original colour as the hair re-grows.

·         DO NOT shave on the treatment day to reduce any risk of cuts or open wound or sensitivity to the skin. We have clippers in our clinic to shave the treatment area.

·         If you don’t deal with any kind of sun-burn type heat sensation very well always tell your operator prior to treatment or if you experience any discomfort during treatment so the energy can be adjusted to your individual pain tolerance. As the treatment progresses, you will be able to deal with more energy as you gradually build tolerance to the discomfort.



·         There will be redness, sensitivity, soreness, swelling, bruising and/or small blood blisters after each treatment. This is normal but please touch the treated area as little as possible except to cool it with an ice pack.

·         Apply ice packs if necessary in the first 2 hours to reduce discomfort and minimise the risk of blistering.

·         No swimming for 3 days after treatment as Chlorine and salt aggravate treatment areas and increase sensitivity.

·         Avoid exercise for 24 hours after treatment (especially in Summer) to avoid excess temperature in the treated area.

·         Blistering is always a possibility, they are superficial and rarely results in any scarring. They should be treated like sunburn or any other sunburn blister. DO NOT burst blisters or pick at the scab as this may cause infection and/or scars to form.

·         Apply a High Performance Vitamin E Cream to the treated area as often as possible.

·         Sun exposure must be avoided for preferably at least 2 months after treatment as exposure to the sun may intensify lighter pigmentation.

·         Keep the treated area completely covered from the sun throughout your entire treatment plan but if sun exposure is unavoidable apply previously mentioned Vitamin E as well as a minimum SPF 30+ Sun Screen.

·        In the unlikely event of the skin being broken during treatment purchasing an Antiseptic Powder is recommended to help accelerate the healing process. It is also handy to have in your First Aid Kit at home.

·         The skin is fragile after treatment, if applying makeup pat gently. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment as long as the skin is not broken. If the skin is broken apply previously mentioned Antiseptic Powder.


At Clean Skin Laser Tattoo Removal we require a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellations and/or changes of appointments, this allows enough time for your appointment to be reallocated to other clients. We also understand that situations can arise where 24 hours notice is not possible to give, therefore we allow the cancellation and/or change of appointments with less than 24 hours notice ONCE ONLY with a fee of 20% of the quoted treatment price incurred each appointment cancelled and/or changed thereafter.

We trust that the fairness of this policy is evident and that you understand that it applies to every client every time. This policy is important for us to continue to provide a high level or care and timely service.

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