V&S Aesthetics

Medical Grade Lasers

Q-Switch – Tattoo Removal

Lumenis M22 Q-Switched ND:Yag Laser for Tattoo removal

Tattoo inks are made of solid colored particles, which can be targeted and eliminated by dedicated lasers in the similar manner as pigmented lesions. Different tattoos might require different types of laser in order to remove them, depending on the type of ink, the color, and the depth of the tattoo. Q-Switch lasers release high-powered pulses of extremely short duration. The intense and rapid heating induced by light absorption leads to a photo-thermal effect. As the chromophore is heated, it undergoes sudden thermal expansion generating shock waves audible as a popping sound with each laser pulse. This photo-acoustic effect generates forces that allow fragmenting tattoo pigment particles. The pigment treated this way gradually becomes shallower over time until it fades away. The peripheral tissues remain unaltered making the treatment selective and safe.


the M22tM Q-switched Nd:YaG is contraindicated for patients
with skin disorders or inflammatory skin conditions. the use
of the Q-switch could cause redness, swelling, pigmentation
changes. see the system user manual for a complete list of
contraindications and risks

The Lumenis Q-Switched Nd:YAG is very effective for the removal of dark tattoos and the safest for skin of color. Using a top-hat beam profile ensures control of homogeneous energy delivery and maximum safety without hot-spots nor any risk of side effects or complication for the patient. The versatility of 5 spot sizes allows to use the ideal parameters for the clearance of dark tattoos.


M22 is contraindicated for patients with active infection, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases. The use of M22 could cause redness, swelling, scarring, change of pigmentation. See the system user manual for a complete list of contraindications and risks.


Treatment should not be attempted on patients with the following conditions in the treatment area: any active infections or inflammatory skin conditions, Dysplastic nevi, tattoos, active cold sores, open lacerations or abrasions, viral, fungal, or bacterial diseases or a history of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The most common immediate responses of laser treatment for hair removal, vascular lesions, pigmented lesions are erythema, edema, perifollicular edema and perivascular edema, vascular bleaching, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation or textural changes of the treated areas. The complete list of contraindications and risks can be found in the LigthSheer system user manual.

contraindications and risks.

Locations for Service


Vein and Skin Clinic
38 Roxburgh Street
Mt Victoria 

Book a Consultation

To book a consultation with one of our doctors (fees apply) please Contact Us through our enquiry form, by phoning Vein & Skin Clinic on 0800 639 968, or simply book online with one of our Phlebologists.

The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas. (This is most common).