A tattoo is for life. Unfortunately, taste changes over time and what was once considered a beautiful design becomes a big mistake. In order to erase past mistakes or unattractive tattoos, laser tattoo removal offers an effective and gentle solution.
At the Hautmedizin Bad Soden, we remove tattoos using a Q-switched Nd; YAG laser.
Can all tattoos be removed?
Depending on the ink density and the depth of the colour pigments, several sessions may be necessary to completely remove a tattoo. The rule of thumb is: Dark colours (black, dark green or blue) are very easy to treat, while light shades (white, yellow, red) are very difficult to remove and therefore require many sessions.
What happens during treatment?
During the consultation before treatment, we will discuss the procedure, the approximate number of sessions required and the result that can be expected.
During the laser treatment, our patients wear goggles to protect their eyes. Furthermore, you can also be given a mild local anaesthetic if you wish as some patients find the removal of coloured pigments rather uncomfortable.
We move the laser handpiece over the tattooed skin, which emits light pulses into the skin that cause the pigment to break down.
One session takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the colour intensity and the area of the body.
What are the risks of laser tattoo removal?
The laser we use is gentle on the skin so health risks can be excluded during laser treatment. Slight redness, swelling or even sloughing are the most common risk of the procedure, but there is no need to worry as it will heal after a short time, at the latest after a few days. Another risk is that the tattoo cannot be completely removed, even after several sessions. This is the case if, for example, very light colours were used. Pigment changes in the skin occur very rarely as a result of laser therapy.
We would be happy to help you if you would like more information about tattoo removal at the Hautmedizin Bad Soden. Give us a call, write us an e-mail or make an appointment on Doctolib.