Question about Laser Tattoo Removal: would having a healthcare card reduce the cost of having q53

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Would having a healthcare card reduce the cost of having laser tattoo removal?
If I am under legal age to have a tattoo, and ask to have it removed, will you have to inform my parents?
Also, is there a cost to come in and have my tattoo looked at to see how much it will cost to be removed and how many treatments I will need?


The government doesn’t subsidise laser tattoo removal if you have a healthcare card. We do tend to prefer parental involvement for those under 18, as legally we are obliged to do this. The cost of a consultation is on this page;


The number of sessions depends on the type of tattoo it is. Professional tattoos generally take more than 10, where amateur tattoos usually take approximately 5 sessions. The prices for removal can be found on this page;



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