Your Tattoo Removal FAQs Answered

While tattoos are supposed to last forever, sometimes you change your mind and they need to be removed. Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of your unwanted ink. If you are considering laser tattoo removal, chances are you have a lot of questions you want answered before you get it zapped. We have put together some of the most common questions regarding tattoo removal so you can go into the treatment feeling comfortable and confident you’ve made the right choice.

How much will it cost? 

Pricing can be a big part of the decision when it comes to tattoo removal. Here at Avana, we want to provide laser tattoo removal in NZ that is accessible for all individuals at a cost-effective price. We have a wide range of laser tattoo removal packages that depend on tattoo size. Each tattoo is different and will require different numbers of sessions before it is completely removed. The majority of professional tattoos usually require 6 to 10 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. At Avana, our prices start from as low as $69 a session.

How effective is it?

All tattoos whether professional or amateur do respond to our treatments. Some tattoos are easier to remove than others, depending on factors such as the colour, quality, and depth of the pigment. Some pigments, especially yellow, blue, and orange are more difficult to get away with, but they respond following a prolonged course of treatments. Placement on certain areas of the body can also make it harder to remove a tattoo — tattoos on thinner-skinned areas like the ankle or fingers are more difficult to remove than those placed on thicker-skinned areas, such as the abdomen and shoulders.

How does it work?

At Avana, we use the latest laser technology and laser equipment for tattoo removal. We use the Helios-III, the world’s first Fractional Q-Switched laser system with special optics. This releases a sudden burst of energy to break up the ink particles on the skin. Once broken, your body is able to remove these smaller ink particles as a natural process, resulting in your tattoo becoming progressively lighter with each treatment and eventually fading away.

How much will it hurt? 

One of the benefits of using the Helios-III laser is that the fractional laser system makes it less painful than other laser tattoo removal systems. It has been described as a thin rubber band snapped against your skin. If you have a low pain tolerance and are super concerned about the pain, a topical numbing cream can be applied an hour beforehand to make the procedure more comfortable. Since each session only lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, the pain is very bearable.

Will there be side effects? 

With laser tattoo removal, it is common to see side effects in the hours and days after your treatment, but they tend to be manageable. Redness and swelling are completely normal, and it is likely that your treatment site will feel tender, as if you have a sunburn. Hypopigmentation or temporary lightening of the skin is also common and will resolve naturally with time.

Ready to remove your tattoo? 

Laser tattoo removal can sound scary, but in reality, it is a simple and bearable process that can erase any regretful tattoos you have. We provide our customers with an effective, money-saving, fast, and safe tattoo removal service in Auckland. If you are ready to get rid of your ink, book a free video consultation with us to figure out what we can do for you.