Tattoo Removal

Q-Switch lasers are the only laser treatment that can do a tattoo for clear skin without leaving burn. Only a perfectly healed skin that will be practiced next laser session. The pigment fading gradually in each session several sessions are needed. Sessions are usually spaced eight weeks.
For ritual tattoos and tattoos unprofessional to India ink: 2-5 sessions are usually sufficient to erase all traces and leave skin perfectly smooth.
For other types of tattoos (accidental, occupational and / or colored) it takes between 5 and 15 sessions sometimes more in certain cases, in practice the first colors are processed dark blue, dark green and black, then red , purple and brown, orange, light blue, light green and yellow are particularly difficult to remove, patiently seek the effective wavelength of these tattoos.
Tattoos for relief: the color will fade but remain swollen and wrinkled skin with a poor outcome esthétique.Pour tattoos giants (whole arm, large area of ââthe back ...): there is no technical impossibility but duration of treatment and sometimes the need of local anesthesia required to perform multiple sessions, also increasing costs. In rare cases, some inks used for tattoos, have a special composition that inhibits its complete disappearance.
The laser Q-switched Nd: YAG solves the problem of excessive absorption of melanin and this laser is used to remove tattoos blue and black on dark skin or to remove tattoos with red ink. Models of laser Q-switched Nd: YAG latest offer a choice of points smaller radii which are adapted to remove tattoos as fine lines of eyeliner around the eyes or on the lip.
The frequency of 532nm is used to remove tattoos red, pink, orange or yellow. Colors like red, orange and yellow are more difficult to remove. It may even happen that the laser treatment to remove a tattoo make it more dark. This can occur when the laser light reduces the color of iron hydroxide (Fe2O3), the red-orange (rust), and transformed into iron oxide black (FeO).



Why is there a laser treatment safe ?

The Candela laser is safer than other methods because of its unique ability to selectively treat the tattoo or pigment of the lesion.
Thus, it eliminates the tattoo or pigment while leaving surrounding skin intact.

What injuries can be treated using the laser system Q
Switched ?

Are treated pigmented lesions such as nevus of Ota and multicolored tattoos (both amateur and professional) including colors black, blue and others. The efficiency of the laser depends on the age of the location, depth and type of injury or tattooing, and the pigment composition.

What is the treatment?

Treatment with lasers Candela varies depending on the patient age, type and size of the tattoo, the color of the skin of the patient and the depth at which extend tattoos or pigment in the surface of the epidermis.
In general, the steps are as follows

- The patient is asked to protect the eyes, with glasses or a shell, or by means of an opaque protection.
The reactions of laser skin are tested during the initial consultation to decide the most effective treatment

- The treatment involves placing a hand piece on the surface of the skin and activate the laser.
According to the description of a large number of patients, each pulse has the effect of a rubber band snapping on the skin.

- The lesions or tattoos of smaller dimensions require fewer pulses; those large are asking for more. All tattoos require multiple treatments, which involves several visits by the patient.

- Meetings with the Q-Switched laser from Candela is less painful than some other methods of treatment, and recovery time is less. The level of discomfort varies with the person and their pain threshold. Most patients do not require anesthesia. However, in some cases depending on the location and nature of the tattoo or lesion, the doctor afraid decide to use some form of anesthesia

Is it possible to remove a tattoo or lesion already treated by another method ?

Patients with tattoos were previously treated may be a candidate, provided that the above treatment did not cause scarring or excessive skin damage.

Is it necessary to take precautions after treatment ?

Immediately after treatment, we can apply an ice pack to relieve the treated area. A topical cream is recommended during the first days following treatment you should avoid rubbing the treated area or use abrasive cleaners to the skin. A bandage or adhesive tape can be used to prevent abrasion of the treated area. During treatment it is recommended the patient to protect the treated area using a sunscreen approved by the attending physician

Y is there any side effects ?

Some patients experience a discoloration or temporary reddening of the skin around the treated area. Some patients may also experience becomes lighter or darker folds during the few months of treatment. As a general rule the skin regain its normal pigmentation.

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