WILL IT HURT?
Yes; BUT there are a number of things we do at Counterpunch to make your treatment as pain-free as possible.
Firstly, we operate a Zimmer Cooling machine that generates a permanent stream of cold air at temperatures as low as -30 Celsius directly on the skin before, during and after your treatment. This will reduce pain sensitivity, minimising overall pain and thermal injury.
Secondly, we recommend using a topical numbing cream. You can purchase numbing cream over the counter at your local chemist. Please ensure you are not allergic to the product prior to application. We recommend you apply your topical numbing cream 1.5 hours prior to your treatment. Our technician will remove this before your tattoo removal.
Keep in mind that each treatment of tattoo removal is very quick with most taking between 3 seconds to 5 minutes to complete.
Combining the above methods we are confident that your next tattoo removal session will be pain-free.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL IT TAKE?
There are many contributing factors to consider when assessing the number of sessions required to remove your tattoo. As such, each tattoo must be assessed on an individual, case by case basis.
Factors such as the age and location of your tattoo, your skin type, the amount and type of ink used, as well as your individual immune system will determine how many treatments you will require. Some tattoos may be removed after only 1 session while others might take up to 10-12 sessions for complete removal.
At Counterpunch, we will provide you with an informed estimate of how many sessions you will require, but we are unable to accurately advise how many sessions it will take until we begin to treat you and can assess how your body responds to treatments.
We require a minimum of 6 weeks between treatments to allow for the body's natural healing process to take place.
Thankfully at Counterpunch there is no tattoo we can’t handle. We will guide you through the entire removal process and assist in answering any queries you may have.
WILL IT LEAVE A SCAR?
If proper aftercare protocols are followed and you have no history of keloid or abnormal healing, there is little to no risk of scarring.
You will be provided with strict aftercare instructions to follow at the cessation of your treatment.
CAN YOU REMOVE ONLY A SPECIFIC PART OF A TATTOO?
Absolutely! We are able to adjust the size of the laser to 2mm x 2mm in order to precisely knock out any tiny details you want removed. We have a range of methods to ensure we only remove the specific parts of the tattoo you want gone.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
The cost of treatment is dependant on the size and complexity of the tattoo being removed.
We recommend organising an obligation free consult as outlined on our Booking page so we may assess your tattoo to provide a quote for your treatment.
Alternatively, if you are unable to make it in store we can provide a rough estimate over Facebook Messenger. Please ensure you provide a high-quality photo of your tattoo with a 10 cent piece included for size perspective.
Here at Counterpunch, we keep our overheads low so we can pass those savings on to our customers, with treatments starting at $60.
If you've started your treatment elsewhere and aren't happy with how it's going, we will beat domestic competitors price by 10% providing you are able to show proof of payment.