Frequently Asked Questions
Get all the answers before you start!
Is laser tattoo removal right for me?
You are not alone! Many people experience ‘tattoo regret’ for a variety of reasons. Laser treatments can be done to either remove an unwanted tattoo or lighten it in preparation for a cover up. If you have a tattoo you no longer want, laser tattoo removal may be a good choice for you. Our certified staff is here to help you make the decision that’s best for you.Back to Index
How much does it cost?
We believe it is important for patients to be knowledgeable about laser tattoo removal and feel comfortable with the procedure. Therefore, consultations are free. For most tattoos, treatments vary from $800-3000 depending on the size of the tattoo. Multiple treatments are required. Discounted treatment packages are available.Back to Index
How many treatments will I need?
Several factors affect how many treatments are needed including color of the tattoo, density of the ink, depth of the ink, location of the tattoo, the patient’s immune system and patient aftercare. Most tattoos can be removed in 4-10 treatments.Back to Index
Is it safe?
Yes, when done with a proper laser by a knowledgeable technician, laser tattoo removal is the safest way of removing a tattoo and should not cause scarring. The laser used at Hong Kong Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic is a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser developed specifically for tattoo removal. All technicians are certified in non-ablative laser tattoo removal.Back to Index
Does it hurt?
Yes, it does hurt but the pain is manageable. Laser removal treatments are much quicker than getting a tattoo. Your skin will be numbed prior to a treatment. Please let us know if this is a concern for you and we will be happy to discuss alternatives for additional pain management.Back to Index
What can I expect after a treatment?
Immediate swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising are common. Some people also experience pinpoint bleeding. Blisters and scabs are natural reactions of the body as the skin heals and should not be a cause of concern.Back to Index
Are the results immediate?
No, you will not see immediate results. The laser will break up the ink in your skin, but your body needs some time to flush it away. Most patients will begin to see results within 3-4 weeks.Back to Index
Still Have Questions?
Laser specialist Denise Winter is happy to meet with you to provide personalized information and discuss your options!