LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
What is laser tattoo removal?
According to some estimates, up to half of the people who have decided to get a tattoo at some point in their life will change their mind and want to get the tattoo removed. The laser treatment does not damage the skin or leave scars, which breaks the ink particles in the skin. Thus, broken particles that are painted by the lymphatic system are absorbed and removed from the body.
The best candidates for laser tattoo removal are people with lighter skin color, as there is a risk of skin changes in the darker skin after the so-called treatment. In these cases, a greater number of treatments are required to remove the tattoo without leaving any marks on the skin.
In addition, it should be noted that the success of the procedure in many ways depends on the color of the tattoo itself and how it is made. The hardest part is usually removing new tattoos, tireless tattoos, and tattoos of light green or blue and turquoise colors. Black and red tattoos are the easiest to remove, tattoos in darker hues.
In the colors green, light blue or turquoise, sometimes more treatments are required to achieve the desired effect.
At REALR® Professional Skin Care in Boston, MA, we specialize in luxury paramedical health and beauty services, offering a full array of advanced skincare and therapeutic body treatments.
REALR Skin is an institute for aesthetic-dermatological cosmetics that goes beyond the range of services of a conventional cosmetic studio due to its specialization.
We see our main task in maintaining the health of the skin (and its appendages hair and nails) through skin-type-appropriate care in the sense of prevention. At the same time, however, we are the right partner for you when it comes to anti-aging measures as well as help and positive influence on existing skin problems (e.g. acne, rosacea, neurodermatitis, psoriasis ...), accompanying therapy or after completion of the medical measures.
We have a wide range of treatments available to us, with a range of products tailored to your dermatological needs, in order to achieve the above-mentioned goals together with you.
A consultation will be carried out at the Realr clinic that will provide the patient with information on the total number of treatments required to remove laser tattoos. Depending on the area where the tattoo is present, make-up must be removed before each treatment. Deodorant or antiperspirant and / or shave the tattoo area. A few weeks beforehand, it is recommended to avoid long-term sunbathing and staying in the solarium.
The removal of laser tattoos is based on the principle of light pulses, i.e. a laser beam that breaks and scatters ink particles in the skin. Broken particles are treated by the body through the lymphatic system, which takes two weeks to several months. The procedure does not cause any further 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 a greater number of treatments may be required to achieve the results you want.
Recovery process and helpful tips
Immediately after the procedure, redness may appear and the skin may feel hot. A few hours later, small scabs may appear on the treated area, but these will be pulled back a few days after treatment.
It is important not to touch (and not remove) the scab, carefully follow the doctor's instructions and use prescribed dermocosmetics. At least a month after treatment, it is best to use the safest cream with the highest factor while being exposed to direct sunlight and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.
It is possible that a lighter or darker trace of the skin (hyperpigmentation) may appear, but this is a common phenomenon.
Contact one of our specialists today for a free skin consultation to find a skincare management plan that’s right for you.