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