Remove tattoos without scars

How quickly and often spontaneously the decision is made to get a tattoo: You see a beautiful motif and it's just chic or "in" to get a name, a zodiac sign or a butterfly needled on the arms, back or ankle.

But how abrupt is the awakening when you regret your decision. Every day you see the same spot or are asked about it in public. Thanks to the technology of neodymium YAG lasers, the scarless removal of tattoos is possible.

This special pigment laser (called a Q-switched frequency-doubled neodymium YAG laser in technical jargon) works from the outset with the light of two wavelengths, which reliably hits both the deep black ink pigment of dark tattoos - which often shimmers bluish through the top layer of skin - and the pigment of lighter tattoos.

Tattoo before laser treatment

Dr. Martin Braun Laserklinik Bodensee

Tattoo after laser treatment

Dr. Martin Braun Laserklinik Bodensee
What can be treated?

The Neodymium-YAG laser is used especially for the removal of the following skin lesions.

Tattoos, as well as:

  • Permanent make-up
  • Dirt tattoos (injections of dirt particles in the skin after accidents)
What is the principle of action?

The neodymium YAG laser, which operates with an extremely short pulse, was specially developed for dermatological and cosmetic procedures. This laser treatment is a gentle procedure in which skin lesions are selectively irradiated with laser light of a specific wavelength. The short light pulses break down the pigments in question. The resulting tiny particles are then degradable for our body. The minimally short light pulse guarantees that the treatment does not leave any scars.

How does the treatment proceed?

During the treatment, the laser is placed on the tattoos to be treated. Short pulses of light are then emitted. After the treatment, there is a slight reddening of the treated areas and later a thin scab, which falls off after about 7-10 days.

The treated area should not be exposed to bright sunlight for a few weeks or a good light protection cream should be applied. For tattoos, experience has shown that 5 to 6 or more treatments may be necessary, depending on the depth and color.

The treatment often takes only a few minutes. With each treatment, the tattoo will continue to fade. You can decide for yourself when you want to stop the treatment. The interval between treatments on the same spot should be about 3 weeks. Because of the different nature of the dyes, it may be necessary to treat with a different laser. Optimal results can be expected with dark dyes.

Is the treatment painful?

Compared to other applied methods, laser treatment with the neodymium YAG laser is much faster, more effective and hardly painful. However, it is not completely painless. The individual light pulses produce a very short pain due to the heat emission, comparable to a tiny pinprick.

This short pain is tolerated very well even without local anesthetics and usually only occurs with the first delivered impulses until one has adjusted to it. An anesthetic ointment can be applied to particularly pain-sensitive areas of the face and to small children one hour before treatment.

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