Laser & Lights
by MedAesthetics

Laser Tattoo Removal Perth

Treatment Highlights

• Pico Second & Nano Second Lasers
• Medically Supervised Treatments
• Minimal Discomfort

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

From $350 per treatment

Note: pricing depends on the size and location of the tattoo

Welcome to MedAesthetics

Perth’s Award-winning Boutique Cosmetic Clinics.
At MedAesthetics, we offer the entire spectrum of cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments including cosmetic injectables, dermatological lasers and fat reduction treatments.

Laser Tattoo Removal is a routinely performed treatment at MedAesthetics. We were the first clinic in WA to offer this procedure under medical supervision back in 2010. Since then, we have successfully performed countless treatments with excellent clinical outcomes.

At MedAesthetics, we combine the latest generation of Pico and Nanosecond laser devices from the US for removing various types of skin tattoos.

Majority of tattoos we remove are black in colour.

Unfortunately, only a certain number of ink particles can be disintegrated by the laser beam and not all of them are removed by the body’s immune system after a single laser treatment. Multiple treatment sessions are therefore needed to do the job.

Dr Ehsan Jadoon

Treatment Summary

No. of Treatments

Multiple treatments are needed depending on the colour and consistency of the tattoo ink.
Treatments are performed at 6 to 8 week intervals.

Procedure Time

Usually between 5 to 15 minutes.

How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal

Minimal discomfort once the area is numb. We use a specially formulated, super strong numbing cream to initially numb the area followed by infiltration of local anaesthetic agent through micro injection technique. All new patients are pleasantly surprised with the discomfort-free treatment experience. We are the only clinic in WA to offer pain-free Laser Tattoo Removal treatments for majority of our patients (some patients do feel some discomfort no matter what we do to numb the skin).

Recovery Time

5 to 10 days of localised redness.
Superficial blisters and scabs are formed in some cases which heal without any issues within a few days. Patients are advised to not expose the treated area to direct sunlight or chlorinated water during the healing phase.


Results are seen gradually.
Up to 50% clearance is achieved in most cases after 3 to 5 treatment sessions.

Duration of Results

Results are permanent.

Resumption of Usual Activities

Immediately for most light activities.
Avoid strenuous exercise, direct sunlight and chlorinated water until the area is healed.

General Information

Potential Risks & Complications

Laser tattoo removal is a very safe treatment when performed at a reputable clinic. However, in rare cases, it does have some potential risks and complications. Generally, these are transient in nature and heal within a few days. These include:

• Skin irritation
• Temporary redness and swelling
• Minor burns (rare)
• Hyperpigmentation in darker skin types (temporary)
• Hypopigmentation of the treated area (rare)

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Lasers have been used for tattoo removal for more than two decades and remain the gold standard in removing tattoos in cosmetic dermatology.

The process begins when the laser beam penetrates the skin at an extremely high speed and produces a shock wave effect. This disintegrates the tattoo ink into smaller particles and dislodges them from their original position.

Once broken down, the body then identifies these particles as foreign objects invading the skin and the white blood cells then attack and remove these ink particles via the body’s immune system.

Black V Coloured Tattoos

Not all colours respond equally to Laser treatment. Blacks and red colours are removed more effectively compared to the other colours.

Shades of green, blue, and yellow colours are often challenging to remove.

Understanding Tattoo Ink And Its Depth In The Skin

Different colour ink settles in different depths in the skin. Black ink settles the deepest in the skin, Blues/Green colours settle in the mid dermis and Red/Orange colours settle closer to the surface of the skin. To successfully treat different ink colours, you need different wavelengths to properly target each colour and its depth within the skin.

Non-Laser Based Treatment Modalities For Tattoo Removal

Non-laser methods such as injecting acid into the skin are hazardous and can result in severe skin infection and scarring. 

Saline injections are often ineffective and can only deliver very minimal results.

Dermabrasion and surgical excisions almost always result in unsightly scars.

MedAesthetics offers Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment in Perth performed by qualified medical professionals using state-of-the-art Revlite™ Nano-second and Enlighten™ Pico-second Lasers.

Various Laser Wavelengths

The best laser wavelength to successfully target dark pigment (Black, Dark Blues, etc.) is 1064nm.

The ideal laser wavelength to target the difficult blue and green colours is 694nm and the only wavelength to target red colour is 532nm.

Healing Process

Superficial blisters and scabs are normal after any laser tattoo removal treatment. These usually heal without any issues within a few days.


Keeping the treated area clean during the healing process is very important.

Please do not expose the treated skin to direct sunlight during the healing process.

We recommend applying a tattoo aftercare healing balm or any other burns cream, gel, or ointment to the treated area a few times daily.

Any blisters should be left alone and not ruptured.

The Pain Factor

Our highly experienced clinical team do their utmost to minimise any treatment-associated pain or discomfort. Having fine motor skills and gentle pair of hands are important assets for any clinician.

Depending upon the type of procedure being performed, we use high-strength topical numbing cream, inhalation (laughing) gas, local anaesthesia as well as a skin cooling device to make the procedure as tolerable as possible.

It is imperative for anyone wanting to have a tattoo removed to ask about the professional qualification of their treatment provider and the brand and type of the laser being used.

Dr Ehsan Jadoon


It is important to understand that laser tattoo removal treatments which are not medically supervised and are performed at most franchised laser salons, cannot deliver the same level of results and safe clinical outcomes that specialised medical & dermatology clinics like MedAesthetics are able to offer. It is, therefore, vital that you choose your treatment provider based upon their experience and reputation and not just on marketing hype or discount pricing.

How To Choose Your Treatment Provider

The decision to undergo any cosmetic treatment can be quite daunting for some people. It can be tough to find the right clinician who you can trust.

People want to choose a clinician who can listen to them carefully and understand their concerns. Someone whose clinical skills deliver effective and hassle-free results with minimal discomfort or downtime.

We recommend that people should do their due diligence before choosing their treatment provider and not base their decision solely on the cheapest pricing in town. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Why Choose MedAesthetics?

All treatments are performed by our highly experienced team of medical doctors & Registered Nurses and Dermal Clinicians working together as a team.

We employ the latest and most advanced medical equipment and meticulously follow our treatment protocols. We dedicate substantial time to patient education, ensuring patients are informed of the potential risks and complications associated with each treatment to facilitate informed decision-making.

At MedAesthetics, we take pride in being truthful and ethical providers of cosmetic medical treatments.

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Risks & Complications

All cosmetic procedures carry potential risks, complications and treatment limitations. We advise all patients to seek independent medical advice from an appropriately qualified medical doctor before considering any cosmetic enhancement.


What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Lasers have been used for tattoo removal for more than 20 years and remain the gold standard in removing tattoos today. Over the past few years, several non-laser based tattoo removal techniques have emerged with extraordinary claims about their ability to remove professional tattoos. The non-laser techniques are questionable at best and often dangerous to the skin.

The process begins when a laser emits a pulse of light that is absorbed into certain colours of ink. The laser light penetrates the skin at high speed (billionths of a second) that produces a shock wave effect that disperses the ink particles into smaller pieces. The body then identifies these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks and removes these via the body’s immune system.

Can any colour be removed?

Unlike most other laser devices in the market today, Revlite™ Laser can emit four wavelengths of laser beams and is therefore able to target the widest possible range of tattoo colours. In our experience, not all colours respond very well to Laser treatment. Blacks and red colours are removed effectively as well as some brown, purple, orange, pink and occasionally yellow ink. Greens and blues are less effective, although these can be faded by up to 50% allowing for a more successful cover-up.

It has been found that 80-90% of tattoo images are made from black ink.

Understanding Tattoo Ink And It’s Depth in the skin

Different colour ink settles in different depths in the skin. Black ink settles the deepest in the skin, Blues/Green colours settle mid skin and Red/Orange colours settle closer to the surface of the skin. In order to successfully treat different ink colours, you need different wavelengths to properly target each colour and its depth within the skin.

The best laser wavelength to successfully target dark pigment (Black, Dark Blues, etc.)
is 1064 nm. The ideal laser wavelength to target the difficult Blue and Green colours is the 694nm and the only wavelength to target Red colour is the 532nm.

How many treatment sessions do I need?

Every tattoo responds differently to laser treatment due to several variables including :

Natural colour of the skin

Age of the tattoo

Colour & depth of the ink in the skin

Size and concentration of the ink particles

Individual’s immune system

Predicting how many treatments any tattoo will require is an educated guess. During your consultation, we will make an estimate of the number of tattoo removal sessions likely to be needed to remove your tattoo. On average most black ink tattoos require between ten to fifteen sessions spread over several months.

How is Revlite™ Laser different to Picosure™ Laser?

Both Revlite SI™ and Picosure™ lasers are manufactured by the same US company, Cynosure. Revlite is a Q-Switched Laser operating in a nanosecond range delivering 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths and with MultiLite Dye Handpieces extending the wavelength capabilities to include 585 nm and 650 nm. Hence, 4 wavelengths to target the most diverse range of tattoo inks. Picosure™ Laser operates in picosecond range but able to generate only one wavelength of 755nm. This makes it less ideal for removing dark ink tattoos.

How frequently can I return for follow up treatment sessions?

Tattoo fading is a slow process and is dependent on your body’s immune system to work. We recommend that you wait for at least six to eight weeks to give your immune system enough time before coming in for your next treatment.

Does it hurt?

The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” and can vary in intensity from client to client. Our highly experienced Perth-based team do their utmost to minimise any pain or discomfort associated with the treatment. We use high-strength topical numbing cream, inhalation anaesthesia as well as skin cooling device to make the procedure as tolerable as possible.

If the tattoo looks healed can I come in before six weeks?

It takes four weeks for the body to start breaking down the ink and even though the tattoo may appear healed, it is not. The laser breaks the ink down into smaller pieces and then the body must remove it. This process takes 4 to 6 weeks so getting treated sooner will not make the tattoo remove any faster and can also put you at risk for scarring.

What are the limitations after treatment?

Limit the amount of physical activity that you do and sun exposure for the first 24 hours. If the body gets too overheated it can cause the tattoo to blister. Showers can be taken but only if they are lukewarm and you use mild soap.

Can I have just a portion of the tattoo removed?

Yes, the laser tattoo removal is highly precise and accurate and can remove just the unwanted parts of any tattoo.

I have permanent make-up (lip liner, eyeliner, eyebrows). Can you remove it?

Yes, this is the most commonly performed laser tattoo removal treatment at Medaesthetics®. There is a small risk associated with it. Some cosmetic inks have metallic bases and when the laser beam hits it, it can turn black. Once this darkening occurs, it can take several sessions to fix it. A test spot is always done first.

How much does it cost?

The price of laser tattoo removal treatments depends on the size of the tattoo. A coin-sized tattoo costs $150 per session. Larger tattoos may cost anywhere between $350 to $500 per session. At Medaesthetics, we do not treat tattoos bigger than the size of palm of a hand.

Can I lighten the tattoo to have another one put on top?

Yes, depending on the colour of the tattoo, we recommend having a few treatment sessions to lighten the tattoo ink before having a cover-up tattoo put on top.

Will I blister and scab afterwards?

Superficial blisters and scabs are normal after any laser tattoo removal treatment. These usually heal without any issue within few days.

Does insurance cover it?

Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover Laser Tattoo Removal procedure.

I got my tattoo one week ago. Can I have it removed right now?

Unfortunately patients must wait for at least six weeks after a tattoo has been put on before starting the removal process.

Are all tattoo removal lasers the same?

It is important to understand that not all tattoo removal lasers available today are the same. Only top of the range Class 4 (C4) Q-Switched Lasers from the US and European manufacturers can properly tackle the inks of professionally done tattoos. These high-end laser platforms are extremely expensive (over $100,000) and in Western Australia, by law they can only be sold by the manufacturers to medical clinics operated by medical professionals.

What is the aftercare like?

The aftercare for Laser Tattoo Removal is very similar to the aftercare when you initially had the tattoo done. Keeping the treated area clean and effective during the healing process in very important.

Icing the treated area after during first twenty-four hours helps with the healing process.

We recommend applying a wound healing balm (petroleum gel, pawpaw cream, any burns cream/gel/ointment) to the treated area several times per day to keep it moist and protected for first few days.

Any blisters should be left alone. These usually heal without any intervention.

Why you should avoid other tattoo removal methods?

There are other ways to remove tattoos, but the results can be disappointing and carry a relatively high complication risk. Injections, creams, acid and other non-laser methods are, in our experience, not just ineffective but potentially hazardous. If these low-cost alternatives worked, we would use them. You need to know all the facts before deciding on tattoo removal.

Acid, or chemical removal: These methods involve the use of a concentrated caustic compound to chemically burn skin tissue to the depth of the tattoo itself. This can obliterate the tattoo but only through the formation of scar tissue, which may still contain pigment. Scarring is inevitable but removal is not assured. Several scientific sounding acronyms such as Trans Epidermal Pigment Release (TEPR) have been used to mask what is in fact simply a chemical burning.

Medaesthetics® does not recommend using such methods. Chemical injection burns and scarring are the main complications that we see and while we can usually improve on the mess that is left behind, in most cases, we can never completely repair third-degree chemical burns.

Dermabrasion: To remove the pigment, layers of skin are removed, and full thickness scarring will result. If the treatment fails to go deep enough only partial thickness scarring will occur but remnants of the tattoo can remain.

Surgery: Removing the skin which contains the tattoo and replacing it with a partial thickness skin graft from elsewhere on the body – two areas of scarring will result.

Experience The REVLITE™ Difference Today!

If you want your tattoo removed effectively, whilst minimising the risks of skin damage and scarring, you should be treated with a high-end Q-switched Ruby or Q-switched Nd: Yag Laser. This is the proven method for effective tattoo removal. High energy Q-Switched laser treatments are the only effective method of tattoo removal in the world currently.

Non-Laser Tattoo Removal methods by non-medical operators almost always involve an injection of chemical acids to burn the skin in an attempt to fade away the tattoo ink. Third-degree burns have been reported after such treatments which leave lifelong scarring.