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Tattoo Removal



Today, there is an expanding interest for the removal of tattoos. On average, one of every two individuals wish to remove their tattoos after around ten years. This is an after effect of the unavoidable changes in form and style or essentially because people grow out of things. For a long time now, Q-Switched lasers, for example, the TattooStar Family of Asclepion with different wavelengths have been utilized to remove tattoos. Compared with different techniques, this treatment has the advantage of the risk of scar development being low. As of late, the Q-Switched lasers have started to be utilized for the removal of permanent cosmetics also.



The sort of laser is a conclusive factor while figuring out which pigment colours might be dealt with especially well and which colours don’t react also to treatment. Ruby lasers (694 nm) have turned out to be all around deployable in practise. This wavelength is unequivocally absorbed by green coloured pigments, in addition to the dark colours in general. Additionally, because of the solid absorbtion of the ruby laser beam by the skin pigment melanin, these devices are likewise utilized for the treatment of common pigmented lessions. Patients generally tolerate the treatment without a local anesthetic; a local anesthetic is used in rare cases where the patient is vey sensitive. The light of the Nd:YAG laser (532; 1064 nm) is extremely well absorbed by red, blue and dim colours generally. The laser can likewise be utilized for the removal of benevolent pigmented lesions.



The wavelength of the Ruby or Nd:YAG laser light is particularly absorbed by the colour pigments in the tattoo. The energy is exchanged and after that pieces the ink particles from the connective tissue. The divided particles are then degraded epidermally and lymphatically. The irradiated area of skin seems whitish for in the vicinity of ten and twenty minutes quickly after treatment. A slight crust then forms, which will slough after one to two weeks. It is normal for various sessions at interims of several weeks to be required to completely remove a tattoo.



A tattoo is a mark made by inserting pigments into the skin. There are also so-called dirt tattoos caused by accidents.

When a tattoo is applied, ink is inserted into the skin. The ink particle reaches an area underneath the upper skin layer (epidermis) at a depth of 0.5mm to 2mm. During the healing process, the immune system tries to remove this foreign substance, but since the color pigments are too big to be removed, they are isolated from the surrounding tissue by connective tissue.
When an accident occurs, dirt particles may insert into the skin and the body reacts in the same way by building a dirt tattoo.

In general, green and yellow-based ink are the most difficult to remove. Black ink is most readily broken down by the laser. Amateur tattoos are easier to remove than professional tattoos, due to the lower quality and quantity of the ink.

The laser beam penetrates through the upper layer of the skin and is absorbed by the color particles of the tattoo. As the high-energy laser pulses of these devices last only a few nanoseconds, they are absorbed by the pigment particles selectively without causing any coincident thermal damage to the surrounding tissue. The ink particles are fragmented by the laser irradiation and the broken-down ink are removed by the body’s own lymph system.

The distance holder of the laser handpiece is placed onto the skin. After the laser is activated via the foot switch, a light impulse is sent, which results in a gentle prickling sensation. The areas to be treated are then moved over with the handpiece of the laser. Immediately following the treatment, the treated area presents the so-called “popcorn effect”, appearing white and displaying blisters. Following the treatment, a redness of the skin, strong sensations of warmth or wheals may occur. After a few hours, the treated areas might darken and a small crust may form. This disappears within a few days.

To remove tattoos, a number of treatments are necessary to destroy all ink pigments. The number of treatments depends on the tattoo’s colour density, colour depth, tone, the size, location and age of the tattoo. As is the case with permanent makeup, colour changes may occur with new tattoos. The treatments are performed with an interval of six to eight weeks.

Cool the treated skin for as long as it is comfortable for you. If crusts form, leave them alone. Protect treated areas from sunlight or intensive light (tanning salons) for at least six weeks – use suntan cream (SPF 20-50) if you stay outside longer.

No medical treatment is completely risk-free. Normally, laser-treatment is very low-risk. Lightening of the skin or hyper-pigmentation may temporarily occur. 

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