At ALFA LASER CENTER, the removal of tattoos and permanent makeup is safe!
Different ways of suppressing tattoos have been known since the dawn of time, and modern medicine has continued to improve in this area. Most methods are aimed at removing the skin fragment with tattooing: cryosurgery, electrocoagulation, skin ablation using a dermatome, dermabrasion, Acid cautery, and others. However, all these methods lead to the formation of a scar, since the dermis (cutaneous layer deeper than the epidermis) is necessarily affected. In addition, these treatments are extremely painful and are likely to result in infections. In the end, you will have to choose between the tattoo or the scar. Fortunately, there is now a new method that allows you to eliminate your tattoo.
The removal of tattoos by ALFA LASER CENTER lasers is the safest and most effective way to do this.
Before the treatment, we perform a test session during which a specialist determines the type of laser that will be best suited for the removal of your tattoo, depending on its colour, dye and the depth of the ink in the skin. The laser beam acts exclusively on the dye of the tattoo, which is gradually destroyed and eliminated. The duration of the treatment depends only on the marked surface. At the end of the session, the tracing clears up and after 3 to 5 minutes it begins to darken. Do not be afraid: this is the normal reaction of the skin and the dye under the effect of the laser. Over time, the tattoo discolours, until it disappears completely after a few sessions.
The method of laser removal of tattoos is recommended for the removal of permanent makeup.
The number of laser sessions required to remove a tattoo is determined by the physician for each patient individually during a consultation. The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the surface to be treated, the penetration depth of the dye and the type of dye. It takes 3 to 5 sessions at least. It is a rather long process, but by arming yourself with patience and following carefully all the doctor’s advice, there will be little or no trace left on the skin. It should be noted that the treatment for the removal of permanent makeup is much faster.
We can reduce the number of sessions of removal using the Er:YAG laser associated with the RecoSMA® module. This method promotes the microcirculation of the blood in the tattooed area and helps to reabsorb the haematoma emerging more quickly under the effect of the laser. We recommend that all patients alternate laser tattoo removal sessions with RecoSMA® sessions.
There is no healing period. During the session, the skin is not damaged. Of course, the first days after treatment, care must be taken of the treated area, no trauma, no direct sunlight and heat, i.e. tanning. Apart from these recommendations, no specific skin care is required.
This service is offered in each ALFA LASER CENTER Centre of Aesthetic Medicine & Medical Lasers and in the Partner Centres.
Current technologies permit the laser to be adjusted according to the individual parameters of each patient. For example, the depth of the ink in the skin, its type, its colour, etc. The removal of tattoos of several colours requires a multitude of lasers of different wavelengths (ruby, alexandrite, neodymium and others). We have all the necessary equipment to remove tattoos of all colours. This allows you to get rid of it completely. There will be little or no trace left of this tattoo.
Unwanted side effects, such as scarring and burning, are avoided. The laser tattoo removal technique is based on the ability of the light pulses to exert a selective action on the dyes. The skin does not heat up and is not damaged. The method is perfectly adapted to eliminate permanent makeup on the lips or eyebrows.
For the most sensitive patients, we use the Cryo anesthesia system “CryoJet” from Zimmer Medical, which enables you to be treated under conditions of optimum comfort.