Welcome to Disappearing Inc.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Thank you for your interest in these virus affected times.
Disappearing Inc. is officially temporarily closed for business until things improve and are safe.
However, we still encourage your email enquiries and Dr Hollenbach will still be available to do video conferencing if you feel this is appropriate.
Thank you for understanding,
Dr Eugene Hollenbach
Dr Eugene Hollenbach (MBBS, FRANZCO, MAAFPS) is a specialist Oculoplastic and Facialplastic surgeon with twenty years of experience in facial reconstructive techniques and laser skin treatments such as tattoo removal.
Sally Cook is a highly skilled dermal therapist and qualified beauty therapist with extensive experience in laser tattoo removal.
She has over 15 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetic medical industry.
What We Offer
We can effectively remove single and multi colour tattoos.
We use extremely short nanosecond bursts of light energy that penetrate the skin, targeting the tattoo ink pigment, leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
The laser passes beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) into the dermis, where the ink molecules are shattered into small pieces.
Your body then naturally absorbs and removes the broken down pigment particles.
Our Pain Free Advantage
Dr Hollenbach offers Singleton & Upper Hunter locals a safe, reliable and highly experienced option for Tattoo Removal.
Make no mistake, tattoo removal is not pain-free.
However, unlike other skin clinics & medical spas run by nurses, aestheticians and ‘laser specialists’, all tattoo removal treatments at Disappearing Inc. are performed or supervised by a specialist doctor.
Our advantage here is that the supervising doctor can administer appropriate pain management solutions to ensure a relatively painless experience.
What to expect:
All tattoos are not created equally. Firstly, you’ll come for a consultation with Dr Hollenbach. In this consultation the doctor will thoroughly examine your tattoo and answer any and all questions you may have regarding the laser treatment.
He will likely be able to estimate the number of sessions required for effective removal. Additionally a small ‘test’ may be carried out to see how your skin reacts to the laser treatment.
Depending on the size of the tattoo and at the doctor’s discretion, a topical numbing cream will likely be applied for comfort during the treatment.
The tattoo removal laser will be slowly passed over your tattoo. This procedure can take a matter of minutes for smaller tattoos, where as larger tattoos will take longer.
An ointment and dressing are applied to the tattoo area to assist healing. It is likely that you will experience some discomfort for days following the procedure.
Many patients liken this feeling to sunburn. Slight blistering, redness and mild swelling are also common, but will fade within subsequent weeks.
How to prep for your treatment:
Eat a full meal or snack before your appointment.
Patients occasionally report feelings of light-headedness because they come in with an empty stomach. Please make sure to also have plenty of fluids prior to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure, use sunscreen & cover up.
For four weeks prior to your first laser tattoo removal session, we suggest minimising sun exposure. Tanned skin looks great, but it is more prone to adverse reactions.
Wear loose fitting clothing over the area to be treated.
This will increase comfort during and directly after the treatment.
Avoid taking aspirin & ibuprofen.
They may cause you to bruise after your treatment.
Make sure the area to be treated is clean.
You should also ensure the area is free of lotions, perfumes, and cosmetics.