Introducing Laser Tattoo Removal

We are very excited to announce laser tattoo removal has arrived at Wellington’s premium laser and appearance medicine clinics.

Introducing the Medlite C6 Laser widely considered the industry gold standard for black and multi-coloured tattoo removal. The Medlite C6 laser is used by leading Dermatologists in Australia, London, Beverly Hills and New York and it is now available at Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic.

Why Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Gold Standard: the Medlite C6 Laser (medical-grade technology) is widely considered the industry gold standard for tattoo removal. It is used by leading Dermatologists around the world and we are excited to be able to offer it at Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic
  • Treat multi-coloured tattoos: our laser tattoo removal treats both black ink and multi-coloured tattoo. During your consultation we discuss the treatment and what can realistically be achieved.
  • Laser safety certified: our team of professionals are laser safety certified and are either qualified medical professionals or highly experienced beauty therapists. Your health and safety is our number one priority and you can have confidence when visiting Courtenay Clinic you will receive the highest standard of care.
  • Low price guarantee:* Laser tattoo removal starts from $49 per treatment and we strive to offer transparent pricing. Based on our research we believe we offer the lowest prices in Wellington, but if you find a treatment using the same or similar technology with a lower price and we’ll beat it by 10%.
  • Free Consultation: we appreciate there is a lot to consider when removing a tattoo which is why we offer free, no obligation consultation. We don’t believe in hard sales pitches just the facts. So when you’re talking to our team they will take you through the treatment and what can realistically be achieved over your course of treatments.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works?

Unlike previous methods of tattoo removal that involved painful dermabrasion (scraping off the top layer of skin), cryosurgery (freezing the skin then peeling away layers of the tattoo) or excision (cutting the tattoo out), laser tattoo removal is completely non-abrasive and won’t cause scarring.

Our medical-grade laser works by producing short pulses of intense light that are targeted at the tattoo. These pulses pass straight through to the pigment, leaving the top layers of skin unharmed. When the light is absorbed, the ink molecules are broken down, allowing them to fragment into small particles and be absorbed into the bloodstream. The body then safely and naturally flushes these out of your system, causing the ink to disappear.

The procedure has been proven to be both safe and effective, with researchers having determined which wavelengths of light are most effective at removing ink without damaging surrounding skin.

Our Treatment

Many have lived with these regretted tattoos, wrongly believing them to be permanent. Fortunately, there’s an effective solution available, allowing tattoos to be safely faded and removed using the latest in medical-grade laser technology. Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic specialise in professional laser tattoo removal in Wellington, providing an affordable and safe procedure that effectively reduces the appearance of unwanted tattoos.

Removing a tattoo doesn’t need to be complicated. We make the process as simple as possible, offering a free initial consultation, where we’ll assess your suitability for the procedure and supply you with the prices of our laser tattoo removal packages. Call Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic today to book in your complimentary consultation, where you’ll receive a tailored quote and relevant advice from our medically trained team.

Frequently Asked Questions on Laser Tattoo Removal

Can all tattoos be removed?

While the majority of tattoos can be successfully removed or their appearance lessened, there are a small percent that may not respond to laser tattoo removal. Our medical-grade lasers have the ability to remove tattoos containing black, red, yellow and green inks, however, removal of ink colours including pink and blue may not be as effective. We can advise you on your suitability and determine if your tattoo is eligible for removal during our initial consultation.

What type of laser is used?

At Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic we only use what we believe to be the most effective technology available and we believe that to be Medlite C6 Q-Switched lasers, which can be safely used anywhere on the face and body.

With these medical-grade lasers, professional and amateur tattoos can be removed by our medically trained team. Be aware of cheaper, less efficient machine. Our Q-Switched laser is much safer and provides more reliable results proven by industry leading Dermatologists around the world.

How many treatments will I need?

Most of our clients undertake an average of six to twelve treatments to achieve optimal results. While some fading may be apparent after only several sessions, more treatments are recommended to reach 80% removal of the unwanted tattoo. Factors that contribute to how many treatments are required and if they will be effective include:

  • The layering of tattoos
  • The type of ink used
  • The presence of particular colours in the tattoo that do not respond well to removal, such as pinks, purples and light blues
  • If the tattoo is new, it retains a large amount of ink
How often can I have a treatment?

Treatments may be performed approximately 6 to 8 weeks apart, giving the area sufficient time to heal between sessions. This minimises the chances of scarring and other complications.

Does it hurt?

While medical-grade Q-Switched laser treatments can cause discomfort, this is usually only minor, and is a similar sensation to a rubber band snapping on your skin. At Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic, we care about providing the utmost comfort, which is why we offer an efficient numbing cream that helps to reduce the sensation. We also utilise a specialised cooling machine to ensure the experience is as efficient and pain-free as possible.

Are there any side effects?

Some side effects are possible with laser tattoo removal, though these are usually minor and do not last long. The most common of side effects for medical-grade Q-Switch laser tattoo removal include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Very minor blistering

These temporary side effects generally last less than a week, and are closely monitored by our team of medically trained clinicians and registered nurses.

Can the area be re-tattooed?

Absolutely Once the treated area has fully healed, it’s perfectly fine for the skin to be re-tattooed.

What does laser tattoo removal cost?

Our treatments start from $49. For an indication please visit our pricing page and arrange a consultation to confirm pricing.