Laser tattoo removal

What is laser tattoo removal?

According to some estimates, up to half of the people who have decided to tattoo during life will change their minds and wish to remove the tattoo. Laser treatment does not damage the skin and leaves no scars, breaking the ink particles inside the skin. So broken particles painted through the lymphatic system are absorbed and removed from the body.

The best candidates for laser tattoo removal are people of lighter skin color, since there is a danger of skin change in the darker skin after treatment, so-called. dyschromias. In these cases, a greater number of treatments will be required to remove the tattoo without traces on the skin.

In addition, it should be noted that the success of the procedure in many respects depends on the color of the tattoo itself and the manner in which it is produced. As a rule, the most difficult is removing new tattoos, untiring tattoos and tattoos in lighter green or blue and turquoise colors. Black and red tattoos are the easiest to remove, and tattoos in darker shades.

In light of green, light blue or turquoise colors, sometimes more treatments are needed to achieve the desired effect.


Patient preparation

In the Superiora Polyclinic, a consultation is conducted, which will provide the patient with information on the total number of treatments needed for laser tattoo removal.Depending on the area where the tattoo exists, before each treatment it will be necessary to remove make up, deodorant or antiperspirant and / or shave the tattoo area. A few weeks earlier it is recommended to avoid long-term sunbathing and staying in the solarium.

The procedure

Laser tattoo removal works on the principle of light impulses, that is, a laser beam that breaks and scatters ink particles inside the skin. So broken particles are then treated by the body through the lymphatic system, which takes two weeks to several months. The procedure does not cause more pain, and the feeling is reminiscent of stinging. Depending on the quality of the tattoo, the color of the skin and the color of the tattoos themselves, sometimes there will be a need for a greater number of treatments to achieve the desired results.

Recovery process and helpful tips

Immediately after the procedure, redness may appear and the skin may be hot to the touch. A few hours later it is possible to appear and small scab in the treated area, but they are withdrawn several days after the treatment.

It is important not to touch the scab (and not to remove them), and carefully follow the doctor’s instructions and use prescribed dermocosmetics. At least one month after the treatment, it is best to use the safest cream with the highest factor while staying in direct sunlight and avoiding prolonged sunbathing.

It is possible that a lighter or darker skin trace (hyperpigmentation) may appear, but it is a commonly occurring phenomenon.