Laser Tattoo Removal After Care Information

Thank you for choosing The Skin Hub for your Laser Removal. Please read and follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and optimal results. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at 0499 382 762.


Treatment Plan

• The Skin Hub is able to offer a treatment to reduce or remove the colour in tattoos using a Q-switched laser.
• A doctor’s letter may be required before commencing treatments in some circumstances.
• Usually a series of treatments are required for tattoo removal.
• Treatments are performed at approximately 8-12 week intervals.
• Results will vary. Not all pigment/ink will fade easily. Different inks, types of tattoo (professional or amateur), age of tattoo, all have an effect on the ease of removal.
• Fading of tattoo may continue for up to 2 years after last laser treatment.
• It may be difficult to asses the degree of results before treatment commences, but one initial treatment will give an indication as to whether the pigment is likely to reduce, then further treatments will enhance the result.
• Smoking may hinder healing and slow it down. Smoking can also increase the amount of treatments needed to fade the tattoo.
• You need to be healthy and have a good immune system. This means eating well, drinking plenty of water, sleeping sufficiently and exercising. All will lead to a better end result.

Skin Colour & Sun Exposure Issues

• Laser is attracted to melanin, the pigment (colour) found in skin.
• Some skin colours may be too dark for safe treatment, as the laser light can be attracted to the melanin in the skin surrounding the tattoo or pigmented area and may cause hyper or hypo pigmentation (increase or loss of colour in the skin).
• A recent tan is also a potential problem, as the laser light will be attracted to the active melanin recently produced in the skin surrounding the tattoo causing hyper or hypo pigmentation. We strongly recommend you avoid sun exposure on the treatment area for at least 6 weeks pre and post treatment. At all other times use a 30+ sun block.
• Sun beds need to be avoided in the same way as the sun.
• Spray on, instant tan products, tanning injections or nasal sprays are coloured pigments. The skin should be clean of any such products before each treatment.
• If you are having tattoo or pigmentation treatments on the hands, wear cotton gloves when driving, gardening or playing outdoor sports.
• Wear clothing over the treated area to keep sun exposure at a minimum


Aftercare Instructions for Laser Tattoo Removal

What to Expect

• Tattooed areas will whiten and be raised immediately after treatment. This is expected and a normal reaction. It will usually settle back to normal colour within about half an hour.
• Pinpoint or some bleeding may occur. This is normal and will be cleansed off after treatment.
• The tattooed area may bruise, which is a normal response to the treatment.
• The tattooed area may blister or scab. Keep clean and dressed.
• The tattoo ink will start to fade over subsequent weeks and months.

Care of Treated Area

• We will put a dressing over the treated tattoo along with a healing cream on it (excl brow removal).
• Try and keep the area dressed and away from water for about 3 days.
• Apply Medicone Gel aftercare and dress the area as recommended by your technician. It is important that you follow the recommended routine to ensure best results.
• Do not pick or scratch the area. Treat gently.
• The whitening on the treated tattoo will disappear within approximately 30 minutes and the tattoo colour may start to fade over the weeks and months.


• Strict avoidance of sun on the area is essential.
• Wear 30+ sun block daily on exposed areas.
• Try to wear clothing on treated area.
• If hands are treated, wear cotton gloves when driving.
• Face and neck need sun block daily, whatever the weather, and sun glasses and hat in sunny conditions.
• Do not scratch, pick or rub the area. Scratching or picking will have the same result as picking any scab or pimple, and the area could infect or scar.
• Do not go in a spa/pool/sauna or anywhere that involves chlorine/chemicals or excessive heat for at least a week after treatment.
• Avoid the gym or excessive exercise for 48 hours or more after treatment.
• Avoid friction of the treated area, ie under arms, bikini, inner thigh.


Thank you again for trusting the staff at The Skin Hub for your treatment 😊