Laser Tattoo Removal

How if works :

A fractionated erbium yag laser is used initially to create micro channels in the skin. This allows the co2 that is produced by the Q switched laser to escape, resulting in less reflection of the Q switch laser light and enhanced effectiveness. (reduction of sessions by around 1/3).

A q-switched nd yag laser is used to produce high energy light that blasts and disintegrates the pigment. The pigment is then absorbed by the body cells.

Effects :

With a number of treatments, the pigments in the skin can be reduced or eliminated

Side effects :

Localised scarring and unevenness of the skin is possible  for larger tattoos and also can occur in smaller tattoos. Some pigments eg blue/green  absorb the laser light better and are easier to remove. Red pigments are more difficult to remove. Multiple treatments may be required. Pain both during the procedure and afterwards is common. Redness, local inflammation and skin peeling and hypertrophic scarring may occur. Tattoo removal is quite painful, and Nitrous gas is used for pain relief.

Cost :

This is dependent on the size of the tattoo, the intensity of the colour and the actual colours of the pigment. For blue/dark green colours 4-8 treatments are required, for other colours eg- yellow, orange, red, 6-16 treatments may be required.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

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Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.



Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.